Author Archives: tracybarsotti

Nicaragua: Land of Lakes and Volcanoes

Two weeks in Nicaragua over the holidays greatly increased our: basic Spanish, sleep mastery (9 hours a night), dedication to Deet, tolerance for creatures sharing our bedroom, surfing skills, enthusiasm for volcanoes, life tally of best sunsets ever, perspective on Nicaraguan politics, and … Continue reading

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Nashville: A Long Weekend in Music City

Nashville is a music and food lover’s paradise and that is all there is to it.  We majorly packed it in for 3 days and I think we did some justice to our short window – here’s a few of the … Continue reading

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South Africa: The Garden Route

  This one’s a bit nostalgic for me, as we took this lovely road trip from Cape Town up the Garden Route to Port Elizabeth a couple of years ago now, but it will definitely go down as a lifetime family … Continue reading

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Iceland/Island

  How to describe the pristine unspoiled breathtaking beauty of Iceland? Majestic volcanoes and glaciers tower over cliffs and steaming foothills sweeping down to the churning sea past breathtaking waterfalls and rivers of pure glacial melt.  These raw swaths of nature … Continue reading

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Road trip time!!

OK people! The clock is ticking. School is almost out, and it’s that time of year when you pack up your little people and hit the road for Family Vacation.  You’re either counting the days or dreading it (or more … Continue reading

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Cabo Baby!

I have been vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico since the mid-1990s (old I am!), and have watched it grow from a scruffy spring break party town into a destination for families, retirees, cruise ships, grown up getaways, and yes … Continue reading

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Tokyo tastes…

Japan has been on my bucket list for a long long long long time, and I thought this post would be all about how I am so happy to have checked that box with our Winter trip last month.  My … Continue reading

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