20 items to add to your travel journal

July 30th, 2014
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A few weeks ago, Baby Niklas pulled his first book off our bookshelf. (Now it’s one of his favorite activities.) I went to pick the book up, figuring it was one of his board books of rhymes, airplanes, or colorful pictures. Boy was I wrong! He’d selected¬†Yellowstone Day Hikes.

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A forgotten story in my journal

March 4th, 2014
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I was looking through my old journals this weekend, and this page from my Love Where We Live journal about Berlin, Germany really struck me. (You can flip through more pages of my journal here.)

It was a moment of expat life that I would have completely forgotten. I’m so glad I wrote it down!

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Grandma’s Cuckoo Clock

March 25th, 2013
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I was looking at the cuckoo clock that used to hang in Martin’s grandma’s kitchen in a small German town.

“I remember a clock like that,” I told Martin. “My grandparents had one.”

It hung on the wall near the fireplace. And every time our family gathered for parties, my cousins and I would gape up at the clock as the hour approached. Tick tock, tick tock. We waited. More little cousins gathered. Tick tock. Tick tock.

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