February 26

Telling Your Employer You’re Going To Travel

Cozumel Mexico

What would make our move to Mexico easier? A steady job. On Monday Jason is pitching our move to his employer to convince them he should keep his current position but work from remote, and it’s got us a little on edge. Continue reading

February 18

Celebrating Birthdays at Home and In Mexico

birthday in Mexico

Birthday season has finally passed at our house (whew!) Rory turned 6 in January and June turned 8 just last week. Four of our five birthdays fall within the months before and after Christmas and the celebrating and present-palooza can get a little out of control. Continue reading

January 30

The Logic Behind Moving To Mexico

When people ask “why Mexico?” we usually say something smart like “Because it’s fun!” Which is true, but doesn’t really help anyone understand. Continue reading

January 26

Travel Doesn’t Make It A Vacation

As a travel blogger I admit I’m always watching for the next opportunity to get away but I was pretty shocked when a relative said I had been “on vacation” at TBEX in Cancun. Continue reading

January 25

The High Personal Cost of Traveling

After almost 3 months my little girls have started to miss their disappeared sister.

When we first told them she had moved out I was shocked by their nonchalant reaction. June said she was hungry, Rory agreed. Jason and I asked if they had any questions and June said, “Well, she really wasn’t here much anyway.” And that was it, until recently. Continue reading

January 9

Dealing with Planning Changes

Planning Cozumel

Hello, my name is Amelia, and I love planning. I research and analyze and compare options until my head spins, I can’t help it. However the only thing that is set in stone is that plans will always change, and you have to be able to adjust. Ours have changed so many times, it’s hard to keep up so here’s a quick run down of the latest: Continue reading

January 2

Wishes for a New Year: 2015

fish

Years ago my mother said that what you do over New Year’s sets the tone for how your whole year will go. I think she only said it the once, but it’s stuck with me and I think of it with each new year. I make conscious choices in how I spend New Year’s Eve and Day that I hope will resonate throughout the next 12 months, Continue reading

December 22

Travel Gifts: The Lynch Family Wish List

With Christmas looming people are asking “what do you want?” and pretty much all of it involves our move to Mexico and transition to a nomadic life. We’ll be giving up most of our current possessions so what we keep will be that much more important.

For those who are inspired by our plans and want to help I present The Lynch Family Wish List, travel gifts that we hope to have before we move. We usually buy second hand so your used items are welcome. Continue reading

December 5

People Really Do Win Travel Contests – We Did!

We all know I like to travel, and travel contests have become something of an addiction. Every time I see a “Win This Trip!” ad I start to salivate and my heart speeds up. It only takes a few minutes, fill out a form and go on with my life. No one wins these things anyway, right? Except we did. Continue reading

November 25

What The Hell Happened to The Machine Shed?

My husband took us out to one of his favorite restaurants Saturday night, The Machine Shed. It’s located just outside of Living History Farms on the edge of Des Moines, and it’s always been a celebration of farm life and hearty cooking. Continue reading