expat kids · expat life · Growing Up Expat · Oregon · Slowlife · Travel · Vacation

Growing Up Expat: Summer Break

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… Continue reading Growing Up Expat: Summer Break

California · expat kids · tourist · Travel

Finding Dory…at the Aquarium of the Pacific

We took a mini trip to Long Beach to check out the Aquarium of the Pacific and we were not disappointed.  Lots to see even at toddler level, both my kids enjoyed touching the rays, seeing the tiniest sea horses and finding Dory in just about every exhibit. Really, rays are the best. But jellys… Continue reading Finding Dory…at the Aquarium of the Pacific

cartagena · colombia · expat life · South America · tourist · Travel

Volcan Totumo

Last weekend, we had the chance to take a dip in the Volcan Totumo.  It's a naturally occurring mud-filled volcano, which some locals say has mineral infused healing powers.  I'm not sure about that, but how could we turn down the opportunity for such an adventure? We rolled up, two gringo girls in a minivan,… Continue reading Volcan Totumo

Caribbean · cartagena · colombia · expat kids · expat life · Growing Up Expat · South America

Growing up Expat – The Gains

I wrote about the sacrifices that we make here, but I really wanted to spend these last few weeks before we head home for summer talking about what we have gained. Being Happy with Less - I'm not trying to get philosophical just yet, I plain and simple mean we live with less amenities than were… Continue reading Growing up Expat – The Gains

Caribbean · cartagena · colombia · expat kids · expat life · Slowlife · South America · tourist · Travel

A Quick Weekend Getaway

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… Continue reading A Quick Weekend Getaway