All posts by Jennifer Close

About Jennifer Close

Jennifer and her family travel near and far to find adventure around every corner.  She blogs about her travels at Two Kids and a Map and shares her adventures in Pensacola at Pensacola with Kids.

American Girl Saige Paints the Albuquerque Sky

Family Travel

By Jennifer Close

Destination: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Book: Saige Paints the Sky  (2012) by Jessie Haas and Sarah Davis

NOTE: American Girl Saige contest–see end of article for how to win your trip to Albuquerque.

American Girl
Saige and her pony, Picasso. Photo courtesy of American Girl

Golden green grass and brightly colored hot air balloons floating against a blue background is how Saige describes her Albuquerque, New Mexico. Saige Copeland is a fourth grader in Albuquerque and just happens to be the Girl of the Year for American Girl.  Continue reading American Girl Saige Paints the Albuquerque Sky

Mount Rushmore: Flat Stanley Takes on the World

FAMILY TRAVEL

By Jennifer Close

Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
Mount Rushmore, South Dakota


Destination: Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

Book: Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures, The Mount Rushmore Calamity (2009) by Jeff Brown and Macky Pamintuan

If you have young children in your life, you might have received a letter from them with a flat piece of paper that resembled a gingerbread man. Along with this flattened gingerbread man, you probably got a letter asking for a postcard or pictures of your location. When we went to Mt. Rushmore, this guy helped with our trip. Continue reading Mount Rushmore: Flat Stanley Takes on the World

Apple Pie–American and also Italian, French, Sri Lankan and Jamaican

FAMILY TRAVEL

How to Make an Apple Pie book cover
Destination: The World

Book: How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman (Ages 3-7)

 

 

 

Article by Jennifer Close

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World  by Marjorie Priceman is a whimsical children’s picture book that takes you on a journey around the world to gather ingredients for an apple pie. The main character decides that she is going to make an apple pie but unfortunately the market is closed. Rather than wait for the market to open, she decides to pack a suitcase and catch a steamship to Europe. Continue reading Apple Pie–American and also Italian, French, Sri Lankan and Jamaican