Category: Travel

A Year and a Half In…

I felt like I should give a quick update about being a little over 1.5 years into this crazy journey.   What has changed?  What do I know now?  How have my expectations met my reality? We are comfortably into our daily life here,…

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…

Medellin: Part 2

After Guatape, we headed into the city for a few days.   The drive in is such a stunning mix of mountains and city scape, and I couldn’t quite get a shot that is really representative of how beautiful it really is from the…

Medellin, Day 1: From Endless Summer to Eternal Spring

A quick one hour flight from Cartagena and we landed in the beautiful city of Medellin.    I gladly welcomed the cooler temps and mountainous terrain.  It was gorgeous to see all the finca’s on our way in and just drive with the windows…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Evolution of Coffee

When I first arrived in Cartagena, I liked coffee.   I enjoyed it to-go while I was doing other things.  Then, I moved to a place that really loves coffee. I’ve talked about it before, sitting with friends, drinking coffee out of a vintage…