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Connecting with Family & Friends in Merida

Connecting with Family & Friends in Merida

Spending time in the capital city of the Yucatan, Merida, was not even on our radar, until our traveling friends brought our attention to a Worldschooling Gathering taking place there in April.  We were very excited about the opportunity to spend time with our friends […]

Ek’ Balam

Ek’ Balam

We used Valladolid as a base when visiting the ruins of Ek’Balam.  The ruins site was only about a half hour drive away from the city center, and there didn’t seem to be an easy way to catch a Collectivo, so we chose to hail […]

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Stepping Back in Time: Valladolid, Mexico

Stepping Back in Time: Valladolid, Mexico

After spending a week and a half on the gorgeous Riviera Maya, it was time for us to head inland to the charming city of Valladolid, located in almost the center of the Yucatan peninsula.  We arrived into Valladolid’s ADO bus station, where we stepped […]

A Cenote Tour & The Coba Ruins, Mexico

A Cenote Tour & The Coba Ruins, Mexico

After a busy, but fun-filled weekend in Playa Del Carmen, I decided that I wasn’t in the mood to figure out all the details of how to get to the Coba Ruins, so instead we just booked a tour that would take us to Coba […]

Tulum Boat Ride and Snorkeling

Tulum Boat Ride and Snorkeling

After we left the beautiful Tulum Ruins and cooled off a bit, we walked toward Playa Pescadores, vowing that we would taxi back on our return. The kids entertained themselves and many passers-by on our walk, as they belted out more songs from Moana. The beach was […]

Tulum Ruins, Mexico

Tulum Ruins, Mexico

When we woke up the morning after our day at the beach in Xpu-Ha, we were unsure about attempting another full day outing to see Tulum in the hot sun.  We decided we’d just do a quick trip there and back, skipping the beach due to […]

Reunion in Playa Del Carmen and Xpu-Ha, Mexico

Reunion in Playa Del Carmen and Xpu-Ha, Mexico

A few days after arriving in Playa Del Carmen, we had a reunion with friends that we had met in San Diego at the RV Rally in January of 2016.  Their family joined us for a long weekend in Playa Del Carmen, before we would reunite again […]

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Yucatan, Mexico

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Yucatan, Mexico

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles were all necessary to get us to Mexico.  Once we arrived it became more like Rickshaws, Colectivos, and Motocars.  But I’ll get into that a little later… It all started with our first Uber ride to the San Diego Amtrak Station, where we boarded a train and spent […]

Sea World California

Sea World California

This winter we went to Sea World for Homeschoolers Day.  Because we went with a large homeschool group, we got a great deal on a half day admission, which allowed us access to all of the animal exhibits.  That was plenty of time for the […]

We Are Now on YouTube

We Are Now on YouTube

I have been playing around with IMovie software and decided it was time for me to learn how to make videos.  I have begun with a slideshow of photos and short video clips that give a summary of our travels over the last few years. […]

What Do You Have to Gain?

What Do You Have to Gain?

When I saw this quote, it immediately resonated with me.  I know, I know, this is not my first blog post to address this subject.  But, fear and doubt is such a powerful fight in many of our minds and definitely in my own, that […]

Setting Off On a Worldschooling Adventure

Setting Off On a Worldschooling Adventure

I have some exciting travel news.  We are setting off on a new travel adventure this spring, which actually involves leaving the country! We are going to attend our first ever Summit for WorldSchooling families, which will be a gathering of families from different countries, […]

Sweet Home, Chicago

Sweet Home, Chicago

One of the incredible things that we enjoy about living unconventionally, is that even though we are away from family for much of the year, the time that we do spend together when we return is intentional, quality time.  When we returned in the Fall, […]

Back to Portland and Boise

Back to Portland and Boise

In a previous post, I talked about the first half of our visit to Portland.  We also celebrated a milestone while visiting Portland, which was Rick’s 40th birthday.  His choice was to spend his birthday at the beach.  From our rental home in Portland, it took […]

2016 Reflection

2016 Reflection

After our summer of traveling without an RV, it was time for a reset.  In May, I thought I was “done” with the RV life and ready to move on to the next thing.  Yet I didn’t feel like I was quite ready for international […]

Exploring the City of Seattle

Today we went to Seattle. First we booked a hotel.  It had breakfast, games, and views. It was fantastic. Next, we went to see my Dads office!! We got lost a little, but we still found it. Then we went to Snoqualmie Falls. It was awesome […]

A Summit, a 5K Run, and a New Temporary Home – Portland, Oregon

A Summit, a 5K Run, and a New Temporary Home – Portland, Oregon

After our week in Coeur D’Alene, we jetted over to Seattle for about 5 days to check in with the hubby’s work.  We also dropped into the Microsoft Visitor Center again, at the boy’s request, and played around on this cool program called Fresh Paint. […]

The Resort Town of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho

The Resort Town of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho

Due to a schedule change, we needed to find a place to stay for one week before returning to Seattle for work.  So, we rented a small townhouse near Lake Coeur D’Alene.  It was quite a drive from Boise, in southwestern Idaho, to northern Idaho, […]

Playing House in Boise, Idaho

Playing House in Boise, Idaho

After all of our adventures over the past two months, from Seattle to Colorado, we really looked forward to a little down time in Idaho.  We rented a 4 bedroom, ranch home in a suburb of Boise, Idaho, and decided to enjoy sprawling out and […]