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One Important Change.

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… Continue reading One Important Change.

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The Logos Hope in Port

It's no secret, I miss a good book-store.  Maybe it's the Portlander in me, but browsing all the latest books, sipping coffee and the quiet murmur of people is one of my top 5 favorite things.   Haven't been able to find that here in a real consistent way.  Especially books in English.   Until… Continue reading The Logos Hope in Port

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In the Spirit of Trying…

Good news.  We found a barn, with horses, and a riding school and I couldn't be happier.   As I sat on the outside of the arena, watching my kids take their first lesson, I thought about how many hours my own parents had logged watching me.   I don't know if my children will… Continue reading In the Spirit of Trying…

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Today, I found my groove.

Today was the first day since arriving back in Cartagena that I felt in sync with everything going on around me.  I feel like I hibernated a bit after we came home, trying to process the transition back. When people ask me about living in Colombia, I often talk about the quality of life you… Continue reading Today, I found my groove.

expat life · holidays · Kids · Oregon · Travel

Nomads Christmas: Part 3 – Oregon

Last leg of our trip and we took a quick flight into Portland.  Home. We celebrated second Christmas and spent some quality family time that was long overdue. So good to relax by the fire, and let the cousins make up for lost time.  New Years Eve was spent with these cuties, teaching them about… Continue reading Nomads Christmas: Part 3 – Oregon

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Nomad Christmas: Part 2 – Santa Cruz, CA

Our road trip north was a trial run for an epic national parks road trip I hope to have sometime soon.   Leaving from Malibu, we made our way towards Santa Cruz.   I put together a travel guide for both my kids for our road trip.  I included a kid-friendly map, some pictures all… Continue reading Nomad Christmas: Part 2 – Santa Cruz, CA

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Nomad’s Christmas – Part 1 : Los Angeles

We scheduled a pretty full holiday on our way to the West Coast this year, and it was just as wonderful as we'd hoped.   Our first stop was Los Angeles.   One thing I get asked constantly is how I travel with small kids.  I did write about it here, but also, it is… Continue reading Nomad’s Christmas – Part 1 : Los Angeles