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June 2014

Outdoor Life Spring Travel

Pedal, stop, pedal, stop

June 27, 2014
Biking on the River Rhine

Photo by Ekaterina Kuchina/Shutterstock.com

For the last two springs my husband had dreamed of organizing a biking tour along the Rhine River in Germany. It all started when he read an article online highlighting the perks of the Rhine River culture – kilometer after kilometer of flat, paved biking trails; touring boats transporting sightseers (and tired bikers) back to their starting villages; wine cellars featuring German Riesling; riverside cafes with playgrounds where our three kids could unwind after a day of pedaling. Upon hearing…

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Outdoor Life

In search of “bleeding heart”

June 13, 2014
Bleeding Heart Flower

Family bonding through gardening On my mother’s annual spring trips to Prague, one of our first stops is a garden center. We stroll the aisles looking for seasonal plants. My mother identifies the plants she knows and tells me their English names. I love the hands-on learning experience. The gardeners smile at our blending of Czech and English as we make our selections. As is often the case when my mother comes to visit, I discover that acquaintances with whom…

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