Pit Stops and Corner Views

April 29, 2009

Things are starting to get a little more hectic around here as we continue to work out the details for our upcoming move. Still dealing with our house situation (not a fun time to be seeking buyers or renters), taking care of doctors/dentist appts as part of our overseas medical screening process,preparing to ship our van, and scheduling our pack-outs. Instead of getting caught up in the details I find myself floating along on a little cloud of denial and escape. Trying to focus on the little things that make me happy and escaping to other places via blog travel. I have recently made two fun discoveries.

The first is something I had daydreamed about creating last summer. Happily, someone else has done it! Amy has created a great site called Pitstops for Kids. You know those places along the way that make you smile instead of cringe. The places with clean bathrooms and running space for little feet. Good roadside restaurants, easy side trips off of major interstates, and even airport reviews. It's a brand new site and most of the posts seem to be in the Northwest, but the site is available for others to submit their reviews. Take notes on your next road trip or send in local information. If we all send in posts we'll soon have a very handy resource perfect for planning summer roadtrips.

The second discovery is Corner View. Every Wednesday, bloggers around the world open their doors into their corner of the world. Hosted by Spain Daily, each week has a different theme. This week's theme is transportation. Last week's theme was breakfast. I love these glimpses into daily life. They are my favorite parts of traveling. I have more vivid memories of eating breakfast (including a peek into our host family's kimchi pot buried in the back yard) in Korea than I do about the tourist sites that were highlighted in the guidebooks. Start in Spain and see where you end up.
vanessa aka Nessie Noodle said...

what a great idea to have a site dedicated to the little travelers!

and isn't cornerviews great?

katy said...

Thanks for sharing those great sites! Going to look into Corner View. How fun! Good luck. You're shipping your van?

Tara said...

Thanks for the tips on the sites to visit.

I'm sure everything will fall into place with your move :)

Corinne said...

Thanks for sharing, friend. You know I love a good pit stop :) I am thinking of you as you get ready for this move :)

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