September 15

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

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

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

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

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

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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January 23

Getting Around in Guatemala: Part One

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

October 17

Riding Horses in Playa del Carmen

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

October 13

Living in Playa del Carmen vs. Cozumel

Planning Cozumel

When choosing where to live as an expat I used to think that Playa del Carmen and it’s island neighbor Cozumel were like two parts of the same city connected by a ferry. They are both Continue reading

August 16

Sea Turtle Nesting

cozumel sea turtle

Last night we did something I have wanted to do for years: we witnessed a green sea turtle laying her eggs on the beach. Continue reading