“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…

Cultivating a Balanced Life— some thoughts on 2018

Without being too wordy and lengthy, here are some books, new discoveries and old projects that helped me along the way during 2018. With three kids in various stages of life, a busy traveling hubby, substitute teaching, starting graduate school, and two dear pets– Life is FULL. 🌱But there was no time like the present…

Fayetteville, Arkansas… Off the Beaten Path-Part 1

Growing up in Fayetteville, I had an adventurous childhood. Building tree houses and playing sports outside with the neighborhood kids was always fun, but the best weekends were spent in the nearby woods, rivers, lakes, and on the trail.  While Fayetteville is known for the Razorbacks and the University of Arkansas, there is so much…