Oct 28, 2014


Brigitte Bardot was a French movie-star, model, singer, and animal rights activist. She was born on September 28, 1935 in Paris. She was into music and dance at a young age, and at the age of 15 was a model for the French magazine ‘Elle’. After a couple years of modeling, Bardot became an actress, appearing first in ‘Crazy for Love’. Bardot married her first husband, Roger Vadim, at the…   Read More >>

Oct 25, 2014

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Württemberg, Germany, on March 14, 1879. His interest in science began at age five, when his father showed him a compass, and young Einstein wondered what made the needle turn. When Einstein was 10, the family invited a college-educated friend to come over for meals. This friend began tutoring Einstein in science. One of the books he showed Albert described a fictional character riding…   Read More >>

Oct 23, 2014

Peyton Place

Nuh uh

Grace Metalious is the writer of a famous 1956 novel titled ‘Peyton Place’. She was born on September 8th 1924. ‘Peyton Place’ quickly became a novel that teens loved. They would underline what they thought were the ‘good parts’ and then pass it on to a friend. ‘Peyton Place’ sold over 60,000 copies within the first ten days in print. ‘Peyton Place’ centers on a teenage girl named Allison, whose…   Read More >>

Oct 20, 2014

Currituck Beach and Return to Kitty Hawk

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

I am writing a novel about kids traveling in a kayak from Virginia Beach to somewhere in Oregon. I did a lot of research along the Atlantic Coast, and had my kids land on some places that sounded interesting. My family decided to visit some of those places so I could get a better idea on what I was writing about. Our first stop was Currituck Beach. Currituck Beach is…   Read More >>

Oct 18, 2014

So, Where Is Your Favorite Place?

Meeting new friends around a table

We get asked this question a lot, and the answer isn’t usually a direct one. Sure, Miranda can name a few of her favorite places right off the bat. But, I think she would agree with me, that there is more to her favorite places than the actual location. My answer is generally along the lines of “We’ve visited really unique places, experienced amazing adventures, and seen beautiful sites. But,…   Read More >>

Oct 18, 2014

Hungarian Revolution

In October of 1956, the Hungarian people had had enough of Soviet rule. Having watched Poland become essentially free in acting, the Hungarians wanted freedom. On October 23, students and workers gathered in the streets and protested Communist rule. The protesters demanded that Imre Nagy be promoted to Premier of Hungary, which The Communist party did. However, Nagy pushed the Revolution too far, declaring Hungary was withdrawing from the Warsaw…   Read More >>

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Da Boyinks!

Howdy! We are the Boyinks - a family of four who left Holland, Michigan for a one-year family roadtrip around the USA and ended up with a new life. We sold our house, gave away most of our stuff, and are now full-time 'technomads' - traveling while still working and schooling. Read more about us, view the map of our travels, or read entries from our travel journal.

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