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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

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High Tea: Cartagena City Guide

I was lucky enough to get invited to my first High Tea.  The beautiful Intercontinental Cartagena is trying out a few new menu options for guests, and we were able to test them out.  What fun to drink tea and eat cake in the middle of the afternoon? This should be a regular thing. If that… Continue reading High Tea: Cartagena City Guide

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The Caribbean Christmas Spirit

There is no shortage of holiday spirit in Cartagena.  They are getting ready for Christmas long before Halloween and it only ramps us the closer you get.   Lights, trees, so many decorations, it's really a festive place to be.  We watched the parade and lighting of the Christmas Tree in the Bay of Bocagrande… Continue reading The Caribbean Christmas Spirit

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Playing the Tourist

With family visiting, we got the change to revisit some of our favorite places in Cartagena.  The list is getting longer and it's so fun to show off some of the special places we love.....  Here is a photo recap of our past week in no particular order:   From Thanksgiving to lazy island beach… Continue reading Playing the Tourist

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The Importance of Visitors

This isn't a guilt trip, it's a welcome mat.  We are currently very thankful to have family in town and what a difference it makes in how you feel about being away from "home" during the holidays. Being able to share your new adventures is a therapeutic experience.  Showing people where you shop, the new… Continue reading The Importance of Visitors