This is my love letter to Cartagena. This Caribbean town that was never on my radar until it was. A place I never knew I wanted to visit, let alone live. To Coffee and Coco Rice, and all the Arepa’s in between. To the many new friendships I have made, who will soon … More My Love Letter to Cartagena
I recently watched the minimalist documentary on Netflix and it got me thinking about coming home. We sold off and gave away many of our processions when we moved overseas knowing we would be living in a much smaller apartment. After living out of 9 suitcases as a family of four for about … More More of Less: Minimalism Overseas
When we had the chance to take a trip to Aruba sin our Niño’s, believe me, we jumped. Thanks to wonderful friends who took great care of them, we set off on a worry free long weekend to discover the Caribbean island just 16 miles off Venezuela. From the flight in, I could see … More All Things Aruba
When we arrived back in Cartagena after summer break, Coffee Tuesdays were born. Something that had been discussed for a few months came to life and it has made all the difference for me this year. It is one morning set aside every week to explore. New restaurants, galleries or shops. A no-guilt couple … More One Important Change.
We are continuing our nomad summer up in Oregon and enjoying every minute. While it is a much needed break for all of us, I am wondering if I am going to get my kids on the plane back to Colombia when the time comes? Not only have they had this extended vacation-like summer … More Growing Up Expat: Summer Break
This nomad summer gave us the chance to run off to Hawaii for 5 wonderfully blissful days. The Big Island of Hawaii was the last of the main islands we had yet to explore and its peaceful vibe and amazing snorkeling lured us right on in. I mean, just look at that… We stayed at … More Hawaii: Big Island Style
We found ourselves in the islands again, this time for a quick family getaway. Sometimes you need to spend all day in your swim suit searching for crabs, practicing your kayak skills, perfecting your underwater pose, digging for treasure in the white sand, all while sipping fruity drinks. Yeah, so we did that. And … More A Quick Weekend Getaway
Part of our life in Colombia has been learning to be not so “productive” – with all the moving pieces, many of them so far out of my control, I have nothing better to do than get very good at waiting. Contrary to what I have been doing my entire life, pausing and waiting is a wonderful … More The Waiting Game