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 […]

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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 […]

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The Caribbean Christmas Spirit

There is no shortage of holiday spirit in Cartagena.  They are getting ready for Christmas long before Halloween and it only ramps us the closer you get.   Lights, trees, so many decorations, it’s really a festive place to be.  We watched the parade and lighting of the Christmas Tree in the Bay of Bocagrande […]

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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 […]

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The Importance of Visitors

This isn’t a guilt trip, it’s a welcome mat.  We are currently very thankful to have family in town and what a difference it makes in how you feel about being away from “home” during the holidays. Being able to share your new adventures is a therapeutic experience.  Showing people where you shop, the new […]

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Cartagena: Ángeles Somos

Ángeles Somos is a tradition typically celebrated in Cartagena on November 1st.  Today the children wear all white to school and along with lots of music and singing, they learned how to make the traditional Coastal soup, Sancocho. Here is the recipe via allrecipes.com: Ingredients 2 1/2 quarts water 1 tablespoon salt 1/4 cup chopped […]

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Halloween Past

I thought I would walk down memory lane for a minute…. My little guy…. and my little gal….. and all the fun we have had this time of year…  pumpkins patches, hayrides and trick or treating.  I really do love the holidays, despite the amount of energy it takes to pull them off.  Here in […]

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