Oman, an Oasis in the Desert

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From Qatar, it was just a short 90 minute flight to Oman. The main city of Muscat is a long narrow strip along the coast, running 40 miles east to west. It was once four towns but they’ve g Continue reading “Oman, an Oasis in the Desert”

Ten Tips to Save for a Dream Vacation

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Do you love to travel? I do, and I’ve visited 107 countries so far. I started traveling in 2003, so I average about 7 or 8 countries a year. Some of those trips have been short, one week breaks (such as spring break, as I am a school librarian). Others have been on a Continue reading “Ten Tips to Save for a Dream Vacation”

A Day in DC: White House, Renwick, National Geographic, and T.Roosevelt Island

As we are currently living near DC, we try to take a day whenever friends visit and check out a part of DC we haven’t been to yet. This month, we applied for a tour of the White House and when the date was confirmed, we decided to take the whole day and cross a few things off our “DC Bucket List”.

How do you score a trip to the White House?

It’s pretty easy, actually. You just visit this page and fill in your zip code, which will lead you to Continue reading “A Day in DC: White House, Renwick, National Geographic, and T.Roosevelt Island”

Jamestown and Williamsburg, Virginia, and the Outer Banks, North Carolina: November 2017

With an extra day off work for the Veteran’s Day holiday, Chris and I were anxious to get out of town and see some nearby sites. Since I am not originally from Virginia, I have actually never been to the “Historic Triangle” of the Jamestown settlement, Colonial Williamsburg, and Revolutionary Yorktown, and I’ve also never Continue reading “Jamestown and Williamsburg, Virginia, and the Outer Banks, North Carolina: November 2017”