Travel is an Education : Homeschool at Home, Unschooling on the Road

I’ve talked briefly about how we are homeschooling before. The whole concept is a little ironic. I was homeschooled in high school and feel I didn’t receive nearly as good of an education or experience as I would have in public school. It has made me an outspoken opponent of it, and then… I am […]

Yes, Texas Has Beaches! Playing in the Sand at Galveston Island State Park

Texas is usually known for barbecue, longhorn cows and western wear.  Even though Texas has a long coastline, I don’t think people think a lot about the coastal region.  People fly to California, Florida and Hawaii for the beaches, right?  Not Texas! There are several great beaches in Texas where the Gulf of Mexico crashes onto […]

Travel Tip : Cheap Beach Souvenirs – Name Photos

I’ve found that the more you travel, the less souvenirs you bring home.  You can only have so many trinkets and do-dads, and buying overpriced stuff for no reason other than you were there at that moment loses appeal.  If you don’t limit it, your house will look like this “bachelor’s bedroom” covered in action figures.  Not […]

Visiting Kodiak, Alaska’s Past, Present and Future – Part Two

(Read Falling in Love with Kodiak – Part One) I am not sure what happened between the 1940’s and the 1990’s, but somewhere along the way the story of Alaska and World War II became lost to the public.  While I knew about the Japanese-American interments in California, I did not know about the forcible evacuation and internment of […]

Falling in Love with Kodiak, Alaska – Part One

For months I had been planning my summer trip to Kodiak, Alaska and I was excited.  I told everyone I ran into that I was headed there, and without exception they questioned me on my choice of destinations.  I was somewhat at a loss – there was no particular reason I could point to.  Somewhere […]