Palau has been towards the top of my travel bucket list since I first got certified to scuba dive, almost 25 years ago. Even though I waited until I was married and had kids who were certified to scuba dive themselves, I’m happy to report I finally made it there, and it lived up to … More Our First Trip to Palau
The National Park Service in Guam hosts Science Sunday presentations, free to the public. Today’s presentation featured scientists straight off the NOAA research ship Hi’ialakai. They’re passing through Guam as part of their Mariana Archipelago Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program, a research mission that takes place once every three years to monitor the coral … More Science Sunday: NOAA and the Coral Reef Monitoring Program
My husband recently took a special Daddy/Daughter trip with our 13-year-old. They spent four days hiking Milford Track, one of the nine Great Walks of New Zealand. The trail begins at the head of Lake Te Anau and ends at Sandfly Point in Milford Sound. For the duration of the four day hike, they had to … More Hiking in New Zealand
Goodreads posted a list of popular books being adapted to the screen for 2017. Personally, I’ve been eagerly anticipating Neil Gaiman’s American Gods for the past year. If you haven’t already read them, you might want to add a few of these books to your To-Read List before you watch them. I know I will!
My youngest daughter’s online school, Laurel Springs, recently had Josh Ochs present as a guest speaker. He was fantastic! He spoke to parents about social media safety and to students about building a positive online image. I highly recommend you check out his website, Safe, Smart & Social, where he posts a plethora of … More Digital Citizenship and the Positive Use of Social Media with Josh Ochs
We recently went skiing in Hokkaido, Japan with a large group of friends and coworkers. The person who arranged the trip negotiated a great deal on rooms, breakfast, and lift tickets at the luxurious Hoshino Resort in Tomamu. Our family room was extremely spacious with four comfortable Japanese-style beds along the floor, a living room area, … More Skiing in Tomamu, Japan
My 10-year-old daughter recently enjoyed a home school field trip to the NOAA Weather Station in Guam. Since we moved to Guam, she has been attending a distance education program through Laurel Springs School. Her Laurel Springs teacher allowed her to substitute part of her science assignment for the week with a written summary of her experiences. … More Weather Balloon Launch Field Trip