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My Favorite Things in 2014

This was a busier than usual holiday season with all the kids and spouses (and a new fiance!) home.  So I’m just now taking a few moments to ponder some favorite things from 2014.  Perhaps you too are finding this Friday more about retrospection than resolutions.  If so, you might also be thinking about some [...]

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Travel Gift Ideas

Love this "fly away" feather wrap from Paper Source

Every year for Christmas my eight siblings and their spouses draw names for gift giving around a particular theme.  Some years the themes have been practical – “emergency supplies” or “favorite cooking tools,” for example. Other years we’ve shopped for entertainment items like an Oscar-winning movie from the year the recipient graduated from high school–which [...]

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AT: Lenzburg, Switzerland + Jugendfest

Children with flowers in their hair in the Lenzburg Jugendfest parade

As you may recall from my Europe packing post, this summer I traveled to Switzerland and Germany.  For my inaugural “Away Things” post I thought I’d share some images and impressions of the charming  festival I attended in a small suburb of Zurich. Think Heidi meets The Hunger Games.  The Lenzburg Jugendfest was unlike anything [...]

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Friday Things: The Summer Travel Edition

Offroading in the Idaho desert

Every time I return from a trip I think “I’ve got to find a way to do this more often.” Not because my everyday life is so tedious, but because traveling helps me make the most of my day-to-day world.  I always return more focused on what I want to do and less burdened by [...]

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European Travel Wardrobe Revisited

Chatting with local women about their traditional costumes - Lenzburg, Switzerland

There’s nothing like two weeks on the road to turn doing the laundry into an absolute pleasure. Not that I didn’t have a wonderful time abroad, but it’s great to be home with a closet full of clean clothes. I have lots to share from my travels, but thought I’d start with a follow-up post [...]

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Packing List: 12 Easy Pieces for Europe Travel

12 Easy Pieces for Summer Europe Travel

I’ve been busy setting up camp these past few months but now it’s time to set out on another expedition.  I’m headed to  Switzerland and Germany to do a little novel research and see our son Will who has been working in Stuttgart for the past six months. Inspired by the packing posts from Sue at [...]

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Jackson Hole Highlights

Closeup - American Black Bear - Carl Rungius

While I was in Jackson Hole last weekend, I had a few hours between wedding events to check out some new-to-me sights. First up—the National Museum of Wildlife Art.  This hillside museum features American and European wildlife paintings and sculpture–the kind of art you might find covering the walls in National Park Lodges or Sun [...]

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Friday Things Considered: The Grand Teton Edition

What a GRAND Teton wedding

Last weekend I traveled to Jackson Hole for my cousin Anna’s mountaintop wedding.  Walking out of the airport, smelling the crisp air and looking at the snow covered Teton range, I immediately felt at home.  Though I grew up on the other side of the Tetons, the frosty high altitude setting is so deeply imbedded [...]

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Friday Things Considered: The Valentine’s Day Edition

Road Jam outside Tarma, Peru

Happy Valentine’s Day!   A few weeks ago I was stuck on a muddy road outside Tarma, Peru waiting over an hour for construction to clear. Was I frustrated? Of course. But after awhile I stopped fussing about getting to our destination and started focusing on the  unexpected beauty around me.  I saw a good [...]

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Pondering Peru

Street children in Olliantaytambo

Hello!  I’m back from exploring a part of the world that is frankly otherworldly.  Peru was so much more colorful, noisy, beautiful and demanding than I expected.  I’ll share more over the next few weeks as I edit photos and compose my thoughts, but couldn’t wait to show you some of the gorgeous colors and [...]

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Kathryn Pritchett

writes about Things Elemental — where we find shelter, why we connect, what sustains us and how we strut our stuff.

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