When my husband and I were living in Portugal, we tried to see as much of the country as possible by taking weekend trips. Several times, we stumbled onto festivals, such as the Festa dos Tabuleiros in Tomar where...
What’s a holiday or a vacation without a family photo (or scrapbook) to show for it? Family photos are my prized possessions, and getting a smiling shot of everyone together is always one of my top priorities. Getting everyone...
Have you ever prepared that perfect Christmas greeting and then realized you’ve made a typo? As a child, I had trouble spelling my own name — let alone the names of other people — and one year, I accidentally...
Family Christmas traditions are what make the holiday so special for me. I have vivid memories of hunting round and round my childhood home with my siblings in our quest to find the shiny pickle ornament that guaranteed the...
My husband and I lived abroad for several years and have only recently moved back to New York. Even when we were far from home, we weren't able to stop celebrating Thanksgiving. In fact, our time traveling abroad has inspired...
We first started incorporating our son into our Halloween costumes when I was pregnant, and we’ve continued to do so ever since. Getting everyone involved makes wonderful memories that will stick around long after we’ve devoured all the candy....
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; And when St. Nicholas comes, he...
When I gave birth to my son, everyone wished us, “Congratulations!” and then followed up with, “That’s the end of traveling for you!” My husband and I disagreed. As two world travelers, we were definitely going to continue traveling....
As temperatures climb in New York City, I’ve been dreaming of a relaxing beach vacation. Gazing into the limitless blue ocean while feeling the breeze on my face sounds like a particularly tantalizing escape from the sweltering heat of...
When I graduated from high school, I was both overwhelmed and thrilled. First, I planned to spend the summer volunteering on a farm. Then, I’d move out of my parents’ house and into my college dorm. And then I’d...

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