If you haven’t heard from me lately…it’s because we’re back in the U.S. *Embarrassed shrug*
Some things went a little off-plan.
Jason and I made some BIG decisions while we were (a little) exhausted, and now we have REGRETS…but we’re stuck, at least for a while.
I’m going to be filling in blanks on the blog and telling the parts of the story that I didn’t get around to while they were happening. Not only are things very different, a lot has happened and it’s time to catch up. I have so much to tell you, dear reader, and you’ve been very patient sticking with me, there will be rewards coming soon for all of you, promise.
Did I mention I’m writing a book about the past 3 years of full time travel life?
Yeah, there’s a lot of changes going on, but it’s all part of The Everyday Journey and we’ll just keep moving (even if we go in circles for a bit, we’ll get there…)
See you soon.
We didn’t start homeschooling until a few months after we started traveling full time, two big changes in our lives at almost the same time. Needless to say, there was a bit of an adjustment period for both. Continue reading
Homeschooling can be hard for both kids and Mom, we needed a break. Knowing our next stop was Oaxaca I looked up what schools they had and found just the thing for my wild girls, Paz Montessori, a bilingual child-led Mexican school in the countryside. Continue reading
Two days ago Mexico had one of the strongest earthquakes in decades. Usually when something happens in Mexico we get “Are you ok?” messages, laugh a little and explain it was on the other side of the country from us. Not this time. Continue reading
One of the most common stereotypes is that all the police in Mexico are corrupt and will expect a bribe. In two years of traveling and driving and sometimes getting pulled over here we’ve never had a problem…until last week. Then it became a very expensive problem.
I see questions about internet speed and availability in almost every online group for travelers. We are digital nomads, traveling and working online for 2 years now without having to worry about internet. Want to know the secret? Have a backup plan. Continue reading
“Chilango” is a slang term for a resident of Mexico City. It might have originally been a derogatory term, but they have taken it as their own and it’s become a term that portrays fierce pride at living in this unique metropolis. Continue reading
Yesterday I ended Part 1 on a cliffhanger (literally) as our driver dropped us in the wrong place on the side of a mountain in Guatemala. The bright side was that the girls were learning how to wash laundry by hand from a patient local woman.
Our family just returned from two weeks in Guatemala and getting from one place to another was sometimes a challenge. The girls loved some of our rides as if they were at a carnival while there were other parts that I dreaded and gritted my teeth through, and a few moments that we thought might require a barf bag. Continue reading
For my first riding lesson I was put onto a horse bareback, the trainer leading it on a lunge line so I didn’t even have the reins to hold onto. “This is it,” I thought as the animal slid around underneath me, “this is the day I fall off.” Continue reading