Northwest Arkansas Land Trust

Conservation and Preservation Stewards of land and water So many of us have special memories of the places we grew up. And this Sense of Place defines who we are as people and how we relate to the physical world around us. Having lived in many places during my 51 years on the planet, I…

European Travel Memories… Friendly Munich, Germany! (part 2)

After departing Nuremburg, Germany (view SeekBalanceSea Nuremburg post) Wendy and I caught a train to Munich (München in German) Munich is the capital and most populous city in Bavaria, with a population of 1,558,395 inhabitants as of July, 2020 (stats curtesy Wiki). Munich has often been referred to as Germany’s most livable city and is…

European Travel Memories…The Journey Begins!

It was always a dream of mine to travel through Europe with friends. My fascination with overseas adventure began my junior year while taking an Ancient Medieval Civilization history class at Fayetteville High School with my favorite teacher, Susie Stewart. After learning about distant lands, I was smitten with the idea of traveling abroad. Last…

Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley, Delivering Cool Outdoor Summer Adventure–Part 1 Aspen History

Escaping to the cool, dry air of the mountains during long hot summer months, has long been a family tradition in my family. When I was younger, my family would travel in August from NW Arkansas to Washington state and the Pacific Northwest (visit previous article: https://seekbalancesea.com/2020/05/25/multigenerational-travel-tales-gets-a-tech-upgrade-watch-the-imovie/ and the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. This beautiful…

SOHO McKinney Robin Cook Travels for Organic Textiles

In our hurried lives we may not think about the positive environmental impact we can make with our everyday purchases, especially in regards to clothing. Organic clothing and other textiles have many health and environmental benefits for consumers, farmers, and the water and air we share. Kiran Patil is an expert in organic clothing and…

“Multigenerational Travel Tales” gets a tech upgrade…watch the iMovie

As mentioned in the profile page, Sarah Heinzelmann Andersen is a free lance writer; daughter and sister; wife and mother of three grown children; traveler; nature lover; former middle school language arts teacher; and Texas A&M English graduate student. For her May Mini course, “Writing for Digital Media”, she’s created an iMovie chronicling her family’s…

Pacific Northwest… The Beginning of Travel Tales

Growing up in Fayetteville, Arkansas, my childhood days were filled with outdoor activities and sports: jumping on the trampoline, climbing trees, building forts in the creek beside our house, softball, tennis, swimming, and playing ball sports (football, tennis baseball, basketball, dodge ball…) with the neighborhood kids. Being outside with my friends and family in nature…

Christmas & Advent: Season of Waiting and Enjoying the Outdoors

Christmastime and the holidays are upon us after a what seemed a relaxed and easy-going fall. Kids are in the last week of school before the long winter break when parents will have to plan activities to keep kids active and preserve everyone’s sanity around the home. In this article, you’ll find some simple tips…

Falling for Thanksgiving

Memories of raking leaves into huge piles, building fires & roasting S’mores, playing outside, and hiking in the Ozark Mountains with my parents, Pete & Margo, and brother, Andy, have imprinted fall and Thanksgiving in my heart as the most special season. The woods and trees are color-dappled in mellow sunlight, and the crisp edge…

Departing for Germany: first traveling day

After departing DFW, this was the layover at Heathrow (London) airport in the grand terminal. Complete with a Harry Potter store! Enjoyed watching Crazy, Rich Asians on the flight. A really sweet romantic film. The on flight map kept passengers informed about our location in ‘the friendly skies’. Landing at Berlin Tegel airport was fine…