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Sharing the adventure of living abroad with our two young children.

make a house a home by taking the same apron on your travels

I counted on my fingers the number of homes we’ve had over the last nineteen months and couldn’t believe my open hands—we’ve moved TEN times!  Then I wondered why I wasn’t dizzy, and how with all this flickering about in Central America, have we ever felt genuinely at home?  I pondered this question as I punched my fists down into my first lump of dough in this house.  As it rose, was formed into shape, and finally filled the rooms…

Pick-Pocket Proof Pants by Clothing Arts

A few months back, the genius designer over at Clothing Arts was cool enough to send us two pairs of “Pick-Pocket Proof” pants to test out.  Since then, we’ve worn them across a Central American border cross, from San José to the States and back, and while adventuring around our current home base in Costa Rica. While in Granada, Nicaragua, we had ample opportunities to make sure they lived up to their name. In Nicaragua, Chris practically lived in his Convertible Travel…

Tico holding a puppy in Poás, Costa Rica

We’ve just had a wonderful day in Costa Rica by heading up to Poás without going to either her famous volcano or waterfall park.  We’d visited both Volcán Poás and La Paz Waterfall Gardens already, but found ourselves drawn back up to the mossy green highlands that offer stunning views and absolute simplicity, not far from our home in Grecia. What do I love most about driving around Poás? The sloping, dew-filled pastures and rolling hills of forest remind me…

Driving in Costa Rica, me & my Montero.

After nearly two years into our journey of walking, busing, boating and taxi-ing wander, we’ve purchased a car!  Since we’ve committed to another twelve months in Costa Rica, we decided it is time to enjoy a more comfortable manner of exploring.  We like to take off on a whim, after all, and this is more easily done when we don’t have to hunt for a last minute car rental or figure out the bus transportation. How did we make the…

baby sleeping in phil & teds navigator double stroller

In the midst of an international voyage, I was never so grateful.  I’ve flown with my two young children many times before, and have never experienced such stress-free travel as a parent.  During this trip, the kids napped out of my weary arms and off my back.  They snacked, read stories and played with toys while on the move… while actually moving to a new country.  How is this possible?—Well, it is most pleasantly achievable with the use of my…

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