October 3 2018

Culture Shock, Part 2: Extracurricular Activities

There are a lot of things to do in Austin, another reason we decided to move here. We arrived in May and school wasn’t quite out yet. We thought we’d have plenty of time to find places for our regular extracurricular activities and maybe try some new ones, and we’d have a schedule set by the time school started. Continue reading

October 2 2018

Culture Shock: Our Life in Mexico vs Our Life in the U.S.

One day as I left work I passed three people coming in for the next shift. As I passed the first man I smiled and said “Good morning!” He not only didn’t respond, he turned his head away from me in an attempt to pretend he hadn’t noticed. I said it again to the second person, and again there was no response. By the third person I was feeling a little desperate and invisible, but surely not everyone would fail to say hello back to me. Again I was ignored. By the time I got to my cars I was fighting back tears. Continue reading

August 11 2018

The Everyday Journey is Getting Some Work Done

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.

February 27 2018

A Day in the Life Homeschooling/Worldschooling a 9 and 11-year-old

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

September 15 2017

How I Became A Mexican School Bus Driver

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

September 10 2017

Our Earthquake Experience

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

September 7 2017

Stopped By The Police In Mexico City-Twice

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.

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July 22 2017

How We Work As Digital Nomads and Always Have Internet

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

May 18 2017

Mexico City – “Chilangolandia”

“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

January 24 2017

Getting Around Guatemala: Part 2

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.

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