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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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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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Cartagena City Guide: Vivarium del Caribe

A new Vivarium opened just outside Cartagena last month.  I didn't even know what a Vivarium was.  We had the chance to check it out last weekend. Thanks to Wikipedia:  A vivarium (Latin, literally for "place of life"; plural: vivaria or vivariums) is an area, usually enclosed, for keeping and raising animals or plants for… Continue reading Cartagena City Guide: Vivarium del Caribe

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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… Continue reading Magdalena, Colombia – Cayena Beach Villa

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Traveling with Kids: Airplane Edition

I can't tell you how many blogs and websites I read when we first starting traveling with kids.   I wanted to know everyone's tips and tricks to prepare for a better all around traveling experience.  What I learned along the way has come from trial and error and has constantly evolved from 1 kid… Continue reading Traveling with Kids: Airplane Edition

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Tuesday Coffee Date

Our 2nd stop for Tuesday Coffee was in the trendy neighborhood of Getsemani.  Lots of hostels and beautiful street Art, there really isn't a bad photo to be taken. We came across a little hole in the wall spot called Beiyu. We had fancy coffee and my first Colombian Acai bowl!!  I had been searching… Continue reading Tuesday Coffee Date

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The Esmeralda

Our apartment looks out over the bay and one of our favorite pastimes is watching all the different ships and boats that come to visit Cartagena.  This past weekend we had the chance to tour the beautiful Chilean Navy boat, The Esmeralda. She is only visiting Cartagena for a few days, so we hopped over to… Continue reading The Esmeralda