48 Hours in Seattle

We ended up using some hotel points to book a room in Seattle for the weekend. What most people don’t know is the Pacific Northwest has THE MOST beautiful summers ever. Seattle did not disappoint and we were gifted with 70 degree sunny weather to enjoy the city. It was never meant to be relaxing, […]

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Growing Up Expat: Going Home

So here we are.  We have told the kids that we are moving home.  They are both excited, but not entirely sure how this new life at home looks just yet.   It is home, but it will also be a new house, new schools, and new routines. We are sub 30 days and I […]

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6 Months In…

In a way it seems much longer, but really, I am so grateful to feel that we have had a productive 6 months.  In a place where change is constant and being “settled” is still outside your comfort zone, I can confidently say we are happy.   We have found our routines, our favorite cafes, and […]

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A Quick Trip to LaLaLand

When we had the opportunity to fly to LA for my college roommates wedding, there were just too many good reasons to say yes.  I know these trips home can be expensive and a hassle but I also knew that I would regret not going, so I booked 2 flights and took my boy home […]

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Blue Apple Beach House

A few weeks back, we had some good friends in town and decided to take a day trip out to the Blue Apple Beach Club.   Just a quick 20 minute boat ride from Bocagrande and we were toes-in-sand on a beautiful quiet beach.  Going mid-week seemed to make perfect sense, it was a very […]

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Castillo San Felipe

One of the destinations we have been waiting to visit is Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, the extra-large Fortress that looms over Cartagena on the Hill of San Lazaro.  With a nearing Sunset and the perfect breeze, we took a cab over to check it out.   To be honest, I didn’t read much about it […]

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Barranquilla for the Weekend

We took our first road trip a couple of hours north-east and hit Barranquilla for the weekend! Driving up the coast was not what I expected, at times, it almost felt like California.   Not as lush and tropical as I anticipated, but beautiful none the less.  The road was well maintained, we passed through […]

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Our Time Away

We just arrived back in Cartagena after a whirlwind tour of the West Coast, but it was everything we hoped for!  Friends, Family, Food and Fun!  We weren’t sure how the kids would respond to going home after only a few short months and then having to leave again, but it turns out that kids […]

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Going Home…

There is one very magical thing that happens when you leave home for an extended period of time, you get to come home!   The anticipation is almost as good as the event itself.  For weeks now, we have been talking about who we want to see, what we want to do and the places […]

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It’s For the Birds

I just learned that Colombia has more species of birds than any other country.  So naturally, we had to go check out the recently opened Aviary, the Aviario Nacional de Colombia.  I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was clean and well-kept with plenty of open air exhibits to give a very natural feel. […]

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