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Travel Bucket List

I really like the idea of a bucket list.  I used to do seasonal goals, (summer, winter, etc.) but haven't gotten into the habit here since everything felt so new this past year.   Survival was the goal.   Now that we are back into a familiar routine, we can make some adventure plans. So… Continue reading Travel Bucket List

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

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

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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