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How to be a happy vampire in the sun

I have pale skin, and I enjoy having pale skin. I dislike the beach, tan lines, sun damage, and 100 degree heat. However, in mid-July, my husband and I will be staying for a week in a Galveston, Texas beach house. Do any of the Homies have advice for keeping the sun off while keeping cool? (Other than liberal application of sunscreen, of course.)

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Anticipated foreign coldness in a weird place: Our Russian honeymoon

The hardest part was walking through campus (we both teach) and listening to our students talk about going to Jamaica and Cancun while we were scrambling to find a winter coat for my husband. The week before we started to regret our decision, thinking of tropic locales while anticipating 2.5-4 feet of snow (in Moscow and St. Petersburg respectively). But it was amazing.

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A Christmas honeymoon trip to Universal Orlando

I am obsessed with Harry Potter and thought it would be a perfect vacation. We waited until after my school semester was done and made it our first Christmas/New Year's together and our honeymoon. Plus Legoland had just opened, and that's Geoff's obsession, so it was super-perfect timing!

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Road tripping through South America with a newborn

Having a four-month maternity leave sounded great, but staying at home all that time was wearing me down. I am serious travel bug/wanderlust case and by the time our child turned one-month-old I was starting to get restless. So when my husband decided to quit his job a month later I told him: "If you are quitting, we are traveling!"