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So warm and loving, so safe and comforting.

For all the trips I love to take and the many more I long for, none promises to deliver the joy I have at home.

I often talk about all the wonderful things that travel can brings for us. For me the list of gifts from my experiences traveling is pretty long, but the most important thing travel has done is bring me closer to those I love and made me more grateful for every second, no matter how seemingly mundane, that I spend with them.

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girl gone travelThese past few weeks at home I have done little more than just watch my children play. I sometimes wake up early and lay in bed just to listen to the sound of their voices playing, and my husband talking to them in that sweet, patient manner of his.

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I sit by their side and fight back the urge to kiss them too much, or caress them too often, or say ‘I love you’ one time too many. I don’t always succeed.girl gone travel

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The experiences of travel have taught me so much and gifted me with so many beautiful moments. But nothing greater than with the ability to appreciate how wonderful being home really is.

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My family and I would like to wish you and yours a very happy new year. May it bring you many adventures and happy travels and may all your journeys lead you safely home.


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Carol Cain

Carol is her happiest when on an adventure, either close to home or farther away. She's the mom to three fun boys and wife to a handsome Irish/Scot. She lives in New Jersey with her happy crew, but will always be a girl from Brooklyn. You can read her full profile here.

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  1. thebritishberliner says:

    You have a beautiful home and a very handsome family!
    Merry Xmas to you and yours.

  2. Merry Christmas Carol!!! Hope everyone feels better tomorrow!
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