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Nomads Christmas: Part 3 – Oregon

Last leg of our trip and we took a quick flight into Portland.  Home. We celebrated second Christmas and spent some quality family time that was long overdue. So good to relax by the fire, and let the cousins make up for lost time.  New Years Eve was spent with these cuties, teaching them about… Continue reading Nomads Christmas: Part 3 – Oregon

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Nomad’s Christmas – Part 1 : Los Angeles

We scheduled a pretty full holiday on our way to the West Coast this year, and it was just as wonderful as we'd hoped.   Our first stop was Los Angeles.   One thing I get asked constantly is how I travel with small kids.  I did write about it here, but also, it is… Continue reading Nomad’s Christmas – Part 1 : Los Angeles

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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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Tuesday Coffee Date: Cafe Stepping Stone

This week we visited the tastiest cafe is the neighborhood of Getsemani.  What makes this place so special, besides the most amazing Cold Brew I have had in Colombia, is that they employ at risk youth in Cartagena. So you can not only order lots of food and drinks, you can feel good about supporting… Continue reading Tuesday Coffee Date: Cafe Stepping Stone

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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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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