Caribbean · cartagena · colombia · expat life · tourist · walking tour

Cartagena Ghost Tour

This may be a little early for Halloween, but I had the chance to take the Ghost Tour in El Centro and couldn't pass it up.   Cartagena at night is a beautifully different experience.  The cooler temps and charm from all the ambient lighting really makes a feast for the eyes. We used Cartagena… Continue reading Cartagena Ghost Tour

Beauty · Caribbean · cartagena · colombia · expat kids · products

It’s All About the Sun… Screen

I'm pretty pale.  Like it took me 3.5 months of living in the Caribbean to get tan lines.  I have the ability to can get a tan, I just choose to stay pretty clear of it when I have a choice.  We came from a very cloudy climate, so moving to 365 days of sun,… Continue reading It’s All About the Sun… Screen

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

Beauty · Caribbean · cartagena · colombia · expat kids · expat life · Photography · South America

Saving memories…

It was time for a few new family photos, and what better back drop than the old city.  I try to get a professional session at least once a year, as these are usually some of the only photos I get to join in on. The bright colors and cobble stone streets set the perfect… Continue reading Saving memories…