Hello, I'm Kari...

I like to call myself a professional librarian and amateur parent. My household has two full-time educators and two young children. We seek travel on school breaks and local adventures in the meantime. Hops and Skips is a travel journal that proves, near or far, there’s always something new to discover. Join me for travel tips, destination guides, book recs, and occasional musings on motherhood. The world is a big place, and everywhere deserves a closer look. Let’s start exploring!

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Recent Posts

Snapshots: "Soaking in" Edinburgh with Kids

September 25, 2023

Tennessee State Park Tour: Johnsonville

September 06, 2023

A Utopian Past & Present: Exploring the 19th-Century Village of Rugby, Tennessee

August 18, 2023

Staithes, England: Yorkshire's Quiet, Idyllic Coastal Village

August 14, 2023

3 Days of Family-Friendly Adventure in Keswick, England

July 31, 2023