Birch Aquarium | What to Do in San Diego

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My first son Kai has always been absolutely obsessed with the ocean and all its creatures. That’s why for his first birthday when LTJG Husband was deployed, I took him to Birch Aquarium in La Jolla instead of throwing a party and even at 12 months old, he loved every minute of it. Last weekend, we got a chance to go back, and since this time around we had ‘Daddy’ with us, Kai loved it even more.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Birch Aquarium yet, here’s a few reasons why you should! 

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Naples + Capri | TBT Travel Ed.

Back in May, in a moment of frustrated, unfulfilled wanderlust, I compiled my travel snapshots into a galleries to share with you fellow wanderers. However, that’s all they were: collections of photos without so much as a caption between them. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but slapping those photos up without sharing at least a bit of their story just does not do them justice, or help my traveling readers in the least.

Travel Naples + the island of Capri! via ofseasandsundry.comCapri, Italy

That’s why I’m launching a new series here on the blog: TBT, Travel Edition. On the occasional Thursday I’ll be sharing the shots from one travel locale, along with any stories and travel tips I picked up along the way. Kicking it off today is: Naples + Capri!

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Port Stop Favorites: Newport, RI


This post is my  list of personal “port favorites” for any military wife who finds herself living in or visiting Newport. While there are many “must-see, must-do, must-eat” lists for a place like Newport, these are the places and experiences Jake and I remember and recommend the most from our time spent there (July 2012-May 2013). 

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