Category Archives: Travel

Beijing // part two

Back in Beijing and our trip was already coming to an end. We had a few last adventures, the first of them being a trip to The Wall. This time we visited the section of Mutianyu – complete with a … Continue reading

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Shanghai // part two

We were up bright and early to take on another full day in Shanghai.  Our first stop was to Fuxing Park. It was full of people dancing, flying kites, doing tai chi and these cool Chinese characters written with water … Continue reading

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Shanghai 2019 // part one

After spending a short time in Beijing, we hopped on one of the fastest trains in the world to head south to Shanghai. Moving at over 215+ mph, Everett was definitely in his element! After arriving in Shanghai, we dropped … Continue reading

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Beijing 2019 // part one

You may have noticed the radio silence around here lately, and that is because the Branstad family has been out of the country. We just got back last week and are desperately trying to get adjusted back to the central … Continue reading

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TTD faves: travel essentials 2019

We are heading back overseas soon and I am on top of things this time around. Kids clothes are already laid out and I am finalizing my pack list. No clue if my kids are going to be total monsters … Continue reading

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TTD travels: Washington, D.C.

Last week, Everett and I had the chance to visit our nation’s capitol on behalf of Prevent Blindness Iowa. This year, Everett is serving as the Youth Ambassador, and as such, has been advocating for the organization. This trip coincided … Continue reading

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TTD travels: Santa Fe

After a few days for the wedding festivities in ABQ, we were off to continue our adventure in Santa Fe. We stayed at Hotel Santa Fe  which just so happened to be a couple minutes walk to the Railyard District. They … Continue reading

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