skimbaco There is nothing bad about being a tourist in your travels. And getting the cheap souvenirs to take home. You can't beat the two euro prints in Paris #skimbaco 2d
  •   sablethena Wish I'd bought more prints while in Paris! 2d
  •   cocktaildeeva Luv 2d
  •   wanderlustdesigner I agree.. Sometimes things seem touristy when you are there (and yes, there are some bad touristy things too!!) but once home, the good ones can be great souvenirs!! 2d
  •   skimbaco @wanderlustdesigner @sablethena @cocktaildeeva it's better to buy cheap tourist souvenirs than expensive in case you don't like them at home! 2d
  •   jentemple I've done this! I bought some great street vendor sketches from multiple cities on a trip to Italy. I spent a good penny framing them professionally when home. They look great and no one ever suspects they were inexpensive souvenirs. Plus every time I look at them I have wonderful travel memories! 2d
  •   lizwarkentin Some of those 2€ prints are great 2d
  •   mymodelmummy My mother has one of these prints in the entrance hall to her home. We bought it on our Mother/Daughter trip there and then had it framed back home. Always brings back fantastic memories 2d
  •   sofawned So lovely. I'll keep this in mind when I finally get to Paris! 1d

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skimbaco Oooh, now my photo shows the whole thing! What do you think of @instagram's new feature of allowing non-square photos? I like it so far, especially because they still display nice and square on profile pages. Have a wonderful Friday!! 3d

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skimbaco The iconic Eiffel in Paris. Which most popular tourist sights are in your travel bucket list? And which lesser known tourist destinations you'd rather go?
I have mixed feeling about this... Some destinations, like Paris and New York City, I love, and could go back unlimited times, but I'm fine not seeing the tourist attractions, but more interested in the local life.
#igtravelthursday #skimbacoparis #skimbaco
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skimbaco Happy Instagram Travel Thursday! I'm still keeping my memories of Paris alive and posting #skimbacoparis photos. Join us today and share your travel pictures with #igtravelthursday and make new friends with other travelers using the hashtag! I started the hashtag to connect travelers and travel bloggers on Instagram. 5d

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skimbaco I hear it's #nationaldogday so I have to share a picture of our @hugopress. Hugo is a rescue dog we adopted this spring, and already an important part of our family. Our first dog traveled around the USA and Europe with us, he actually lived in 3 different countries in his lifetime. I sure hope Hugo will get to see the world with us too. Do you travel with your pets? #skimbaco 5d

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skimbaco Still dreaming of Paris... What's your favorite movie to "travel" to Paris with? Mine is Midnight in Paris, I enjoy the time travel parts of it, and of course recognizing many familiar sights. Our family loves to visit places we've seen in the movies! That's #skimbaco 5d

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skimbaco Have you ever just jumped on a subway or bus in a new city to discover something new and unexpected? Very #skimbaco. I bought a daily public transportation ticket once in Singapore and did bus/subway jumping all day without a real plan. It was a great way to see the city. This picture still continues my #Paris theme ;) 6d

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skimbaco They say when one door closes in life, another one opens. But what they don't address enough is that ultimately you can pretty much choose most of the doors you open or close in your life. Don't just wait that opportunities come to you. Go after them, go knocking on those doors!! That's #skimbaco
Picture: #skimbacoparis
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skimbaco Happy Instagram Travel Thursday! Posting memories of Paris today! Where do you long to go back? #igtravelthursday 2w

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skimbaco "Write one word at the time
on city walls as the
letters take the streets
and the things you
knew become beyond
what they were before
despite the silence in
your mind now speaking
unsung tongues you
have never heard
except in your dreams
waking." Found on wall in Paris.
#skimbaco #skimbacoparis
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skimbaco Even when you feel there is no wind for your sails, and no way for you to sail on, you have a choice to enjoy it to the fullest. Find a safe haven, drop an anchor and gain strength from missing the sea. Life doesn't always give you the perfect sailing weather, and that's ok.

The sailing weather will come again, and the wind in your sails will feel even better than before. Remember, that your misery of not having the wind to sail on is someone else's definition of the best weather. Learn to see things from another perspective, and you will always find a way to live life to the fullest. That's #Skimbaco
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skimbaco This view in upstate New York made me miss my home country Finland. #Skimbaco #Skimbaconewyork 2w

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skimbaco This is what "small" ice cream looks like in America #Skimbaco #Skimbaconewyork 2w

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skimbaco Do you ever do road trips avoiding all major highways? Highly recommended. We were reminded this weekend why we like upstate New York so much. It's been tough to adjust living back here after Sweden, and we still hope to move back to Europe one day, but NY is not bad at all. #Skimbaco #Skimbaconewyork 2w
  •   slimmy62 @skimbaco Then you should come to the Wisconsin, the dairy state. 2w
  •   skimbaco @slimmy62 haha, we actually lived on a dairy farm in Sweden :) Do you have many that are 400+ years old? 2w
  •   skimbaco @photographybynnene this time not many photos. :( But plenty of family fun! 2w
  •   skimbaco @naptimechef I didn't realize you live in Cooperstown! We are about an hour and half away! 2w
  •   skimbaco @greenpointgirl3 very relaxing! 2w
  •   slimmy62 @skimbaco 400+, no I do not think so. My uncles farm was 150 a year ago. 2w
  •   slimmy62 @skimbaco my grandfather built barns. He's gone, but they are still standing. 2w
  •   naptimechef I am here for August with my parents. It is where I was born and grew up. I come back during the year too. Have you done glimerglass opera, farmers museum, fenimore house, lake Otsego? Recommend! 2w

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skimbaco Good morning from upstate New York.
One of my favorite areas in New York is the 1000 Islands of St. Lawrence river that has Canada on the other side. #Skimbaco #upstatenewyork #Skimbaconewyork
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skimbaco How crazy is this...
So yesterday we decided to go on an extempore road trip to our old hometown Watertown, NY.

An hour ago we drove by the fairgrounds and the parking lot was filling... For Lynyrd Skynyrd concert!
Our third date was to a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert in Germany in 1997!!
So we do what all good parents would do. We get pizza and tailgate outside the concert with three kids and a dog.
I promise I won't throw up on Matt's shoes this time!
#Skimbaco
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  •   danefarm It was meant to be! Like what I call a providential appointment! 2w
  •   passingthrucom Haha, never took you for a "Freebird" kinda gal! 🏻 2w
  •   skimbaco @passingthrucom haha, I'm not really. But we got married in Alabama, so we did play a lot Sweet Home Alabama :) 2w
  •   se7en_hoods Dejevu !!! 2w
  •   joannagrubbstrom Haha vilket roligt sammanträffande! 2w
  •   militaryfamof8 That is so awesome! 2w
  •   nikicottonartist That was a fortuitous drive by helps to remember & to let the kids realise what great musical taste you have! Hope it was fun x 2w
  •   blessingsbyfad What a fun weekend you are having! 2w

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skimbaco Tibbetts Point Light House in Cape Vincent, New York.
#upstatenewyork #Skimbaconewyork #roadtripadventures #tibbetspoint #lighthouse
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skimbaco Picnic in Sackets Harbor (part 2). Relaxing by Lake Ontario, because sometimes you just need to drive somewhere to do nothing at all. #Skimbaco 2w

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skimbaco Picnic & nap time by Lake Ontario. (part 1)

We woke up this morning and went to see our old house in Watertown, NY, and the came here to Sackets Harbor by Lake Ontario for lunch picnic. We used to come here when kids were babies (all three under five years old), and it was nice to show them where we used to hang out on the weekends.
#Skimbaco #Skimbaconewyork
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skimbaco Two hours ago this conversation happened... @mattpresnal: Do you guys want to go for a road trip?

We: Yeah! Where? When?

Matt: Right now, but I had a long week, so max 6 hour drive.

Me: What about all the fresh food we bought yesterday for the weekend? Hm, I'll chop all the veggies up and we'll eat veggies and hummus all weekend.
Matt: ok, we need to buy a cooler bag.

After buying a cooler, making dinner, chopping the cooler bag full of veggies, brewing coffee for thermos, packing two backpacks, we are now driving without really knowing where we will sleep tonight.
We: Matt, me, 3 teenagers and a Pitbull puppy. Because nothing should prevent you from living life to the fullest and impromptu travels. #Skimbaco
Have a great weekend!!
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