The Story of Cartagena Door-Knockers

It doesn’t take long to notice the many amazing doors in Cartagena’s old city.  They are either brightly colored or pastel, weathered or new, but always grand in size and style.   They frame out the beautiful Spanish colonial architecture and tell a story of the social and professional history of the families that lived […]

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All Things Aruba

When we had the chance to take a trip to Aruba sin our Niño’s, believe me, we jumped.   Thanks to wonderful friends who took great care of them, we set off on a worry free long weekend to discover the Caribbean island just 16 miles off Venezuela. From the flight in, I could see […]

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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 […]

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Magdalena, Colombia – Cayena Beach Villa

I almost don’t want to write this post, because we have found our gem and I don’t want it to change when I book it for next year. But really, I couldn’t wait to write this post, because I want to relive the magic that we had in this beautiful little beach villa.  We set […]

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My Central Oregon Coast Guide

We have spent a lot of time roaming the central Oregon Coast, with all its quirky beach towns and secret hidden gems.  As we are coming to a close on our nearly month-long summer stay here, I thought I would put together a list (including all the links) of some of our favorite spots to […]

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Big Island Style

This nomad summer gave us the chance to run off to Hawaii for 5 wonderfully blissful days.  The Big Island of Hawaii was the last of the main islands we had yet to explore and its peaceful vibe and amazing snorkeling lured us right on in.  I mean, just look at that… We stayed at […]

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9 Anõs – My Secret to Staying Married.

We are celebrating 9 years today….like most things in life, sometimes it feels like decades more and other times I can remember the early details like they were yesterday.   There is not much else I can say except that I married a man so much better than myself.  He always says I’m sorry first […]

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