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Debating the Greeks, A Tinos Story

The Greek island of Tinos is no secret; Athenians pilgrims have been coming here for centuries, crawling on their knees from the ferry boats to visit the miracle-giving icon of the Virgin Mary in the church at the top of the hill. But for travelers like us, seeking… Read More

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How to Leave the Sweetest Place on Earth

I’m clinging to the extreme edge of a pullout bed while Taryn and our littlest Viggo snuggle together on the rest of it. We’re in Brittany, the wild and stormy northwest coast of France. It’s raining outside and I can’t sleep. I shut my eyes and think about… Read More

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Morocco -your baby will be kissed

Traveling in Morocco with a little one? Plan extra transit time for all the kisses. Don’t believe me? Watch this quick video of Viggo making friends on the streets of Esssaouira. Viggo, our third child and the only one we took on our trip to Morocco in January, is… Read More

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La Paz, the salty, well-worn soul of Porto

Walking in Porto you are either headed up or headed down. The Douro River cuts a channel here in its final tumble before emptying into the Atlantic. From the river; the clay roofs and stucco buildings look more like they’re clinging to the sides of a ravine than built on… Read More

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The Secrets of Doe Bay

Almost all secrets are dying to be shared. Beans want to be spilled, and any living cat will use all of its earthly and unearthly powers to get let OUT of the bag. Doe Bay Fest, the annual four-day indie music festival on Orcas Island in Washington State,… Read More

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Leaving Home to Save a Son

      This spring we met Ali and his family, newly arrived as refugees from Iraq, fleeing death threats and searching desperately for lifesaving medical care for little Zaid.      We were honored to work with the International Rescue Committee to help tell their story. Our thanks to the… Read More