Getaway Brigade

Happy 2014, everyone! We hope you had a wonderful New Year’s with your loved ones and we look forward to making 2014 a wonderful year! It also seems that you guys loved the cats in our last post of 2013, so the kitty love has been duly noted. Today I wanted to talk about something…

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While Sharon was writing an epic trip report for our most recent getaway to LA, I was sifting through literally 24 hours of footage from our road trip. The result is sixty seconds from our drive down the Pacific Coast Highway, arguably one of the most iconic roads in the U.S. The PCH (as our…

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Last weekend, Bryce and I embarked upon one quintessential American pastime. Suing people! Just kidding. We took a road trip down the California coast, from Northern California (our homeland) to Southern California (where people inexplicably put the word “the” in front of freeway names, as in “Let’s take the 405″). We saw the ocean, the…

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye

This year, the Walt Disney parks and resorts are celebrating the 60th anniversary of Disney Imagineering; since Disneyland is one of our favorite getaway destinations, we at Getaway Brigade are paying our own homage to these artists by sharing with you some fun facts about our favorite Disneyland rides.  The air in Adventure Land is heavy with…

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Tamsui Market

A woman calls out from behind a small cart she is pushing through the crowded street. A young boy following her rings a bell that pierces the night air. Makeshift retail shops—nestled beneath worn canopies and made from every kind of material—line both sides of a crowded street. The heavy heat from the day has…

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