Tag Archives: North America

An Epic Family Bike Trip Across the Americas

Family Travel

By Jennifer Close

Family Bike Trip in Andes
“Nearing the top of our very first big climb into the Andes. We were terrified of that climb, but made it!”


Book Cover
Destination: North American and South America Bike Ride

Book: Changing Gears: A Family Odyssey to the End of the World by Nancy Sathre-Vogel (NEW 2013)

Over one thousand days.

That is how long it took the Vogel Family to bike from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to the end of the world in Argentina, as related in Changing Gears. While that sounds like absolutely no fun to me (let’s face it…I don’t even like a bike trip around the neighborhood), I did find myself identifying with Nancy Sathre-Vogel and her struggles to be the best mother that she could be. Continue reading An Epic Family Bike Trip Across the Americas

Inside Scoop on Trendy Cape Cod Town


Gull Pond, Wellfleet
Gull Pond, Wellfleet, photo by Alexandra Grabbe

Destination: Cape Cod Book: Wellfleet, An Insider’s Guide to Cape Cod’s Trendiest Town  by Alexandra Grabbe (NEW e-book, June 2012)

“My blog turned into a daily hymn to the natural beauty of Outer Cape Cod.” Prologue, Wellfleet Continue reading Inside Scoop on Trendy Cape Cod Town

Guide to Lake Superior

Note: See my exchange article at Wandering Educators about best books to read for Nova Scotia.

[amazon_image id=”0942235746″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]A View of the Lake[/amazon_image]Destination: Minnesota, Lake Superior

Book: A View of the Lake: Living the Dream on Lake Superior by Beryl Singleton Bissell

A GUEST POST from Jessie Voigts of Wandering Educators.com Regular partner, Jessie Voigts, has let us use a snippet from her review of this book. To read the entire review, quotations from the book and the author interview, go to Wandering Educators

One of my very favorite authors has done it again – written a book so compelling and readable that you feel like you are right there with her, experiencing life, love, and nature on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Continue reading Guide to Lake Superior