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Category: Travel

Leaving on a jet plane!

Tomorrow we’re off on an adventure! Actually, the adventure before the adventure, because the only way to get plane tickets to Kilimanjaro without spending more than $10000 per ticket is to incur incredibly long lay-overs in multiple cities. We’ll be flying jetBlue from New Orleans to New York, where we […]

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Underwhelmed by really big things

About 11 years ago, the Roaming Parkers went on an epic road-trip, and being gluttons for punishment we took the 5-year old and two exchange students! We drove through Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada – covering about half of Historic Route 66. Along […]

You want me to hike where!?!

This makes the second article that I have seen recently promoting Israel and/or the Palestinian Territories as a great place to go for a vacation.  First, there was this article that lists the Palestinian Territories in the top 10 tourist destinations in the world. Then this article from the Middle East Monitor pops […]

What changes your sense of taste!?

Who would have thought it?  It has been known for a long time (just not by me) that sounds can affect your sense of taste. In this recent article at Atlas Obscura, author Paula Meija discusses how sounds can affect taste, including… More people than expected choose tomato juice […]

Counting Down…41 Days

11/24/2017  “Black Friday” – The Roaming Parkers went for the Opt Outside! Instead of participatng in the Black Friday shopping orgy today, we took a mini day trip to Wilkinson County and hiked a few miles through Clark Creek in Pond, Mississippi.  After hiking we stopped in the […]