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An Adventurous Year Challenge- 12 Months of Exploring Your City

Start off the year right with an “Adventurous Year” Challenge- 12 Months of Exploring Your City! I encourage you to enjoy a staycation and explore your local establishments and discover the history and culture in your area. When we first arrived to our host country we did not do very much exploring on our own. We […]

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I Can’t Believe We Went to Italy & Our 10 Day Italy Itinerary

I’m sitting in the comfort of my home, thousands of miles away thinking about our trip that still seems surreal.  I was looking through our pictures and I literally kept saying, “We were there! We were really there! We were there without kids!” Now in the midst of unpacking and moving boxes to our new […]

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Children’s Books About Mexican Culture

I love children’s books! I don’t know what I’m going to do when my boys out grow picture books for kids because those are my favorite.  My dream is to one day write some books for children! For many people the extent of their experience with Cinco de Mayo or the Mexican culture is tacos, […]

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Advantages of Raising Your Kids Overseas

As a kid I loved the idea of traveling but I never thought or dreamed of living overseas. Thirty years later, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I absolutely love that for the last 8 years, we’ve raised our kids and immersed ourselves in another culture and language. Prior to leaving the U.S. I […]

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Expat Mom: Keeping our Traditions at All Cost

Expat Mom: Keeping our Traditions at All Cost (well maybe not at all cost) I had so much fun reminiscing and laughing at the preposterous things we have done in the name of tradition. But the reality is, for us traditions are more than driving around and getting lost trying to find the “perfect” Christmas […]

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Traveling Adventures: Machu Picchu and Beyond with Kids

When I was a kid, I remember watching a spanish documentary type of series, which highlighted different parts of the world. Our whole family sat on the couch listening in a trance, to the heavenly windpipe music and mesmerized by the mystical beauty that lie within Machu Picchu. From that point on my mothers dream […]

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Traveling Adventures with the Familia: Xochimilco Mexico

Eat giant ants in the jungle of Ecuador.  Check. Eat grasshoppers in the land of my ancestors. Hmmm, not sure about this one. On my bucket list for our Mexico trip was–eat chapulines, yummy friend grasshoppers. I share at the end of this post if I actually mustered up the courage to eat them or […]

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Traveling Adventures: Galapagos with Kids

We snorkeled alongside of penguins, we played at the beach with sea lions and we basked in the sun with the iguanas. The intimate encounter we experienced with wildlife will forever be etched on our hearts and minds. Galapagos is breathtaking, enchanting, peaceful and family friendly. Traveling with kids can be stressful, but it’s so worth it. […]

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Mardi Gras Activities in Ecuador

Actually, in Ecuador we call our Mardi Gras festivities–Carnaval.  I did some research and I discovered they are the same thing. The celebrations here are a bit more tamed compared to what I see in Brazil or New Orleans.  At this stage in my life, tame is good.  The celebrations seem more religious in nature and celebrated in a very cultural […]

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Mexico’s Handicrafts: What to Buy in Mexico

We just got back from Mexico and if I would’ve brought a bigger suitcase, we would of filled one up with just Mexican goodies. Unfortunately, you can’t bring back Mexican cream (sour cream), chorizo, cheese and tamales.  But you can bring back baked goods (which are amazingly delicious), churros, candy, liquor and so much more. […]

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Why We Picked LEGOLAND Over Disney World

Why We Picked LEGOLAND Over Disney World This was actually quite a hard decision for us, especially since our boys are still young enough to love all things LEGO and Disney. When we finally made the decision to go with Legoland, I still felt unsure. I just didn’t want to regret our decision.  The whole […]

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3 Kid Friendly Restaurants in Quito Ecuador

First let me start off by telling you that kid menus are more of a U.S. thing.  A lot of countries around the world expect children to eat what everyone else is eating, therefore, a menu for little ones isn’t available.  This was shocking for me when we first went out to eat in Quito, Ecuador. […]

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My Best Traveling With Kids Tips {From an Expat Mom}

We live the expat or a more trendy term that I like to use, we are “global nomads”. Our heart is divided into hundreds of pieces throughout the world.  We travel to and fro from our two homes (home is where the heart is, right) in the U.S. and in South America.  The fact that my kids […]

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Family Friendly Biking Adventures

If you haven’t gone biking as a family, I highly recommend it.  After our second child was born we decided to become a biking family! For Mother’s day my husband bought me a bike and we invested in a bike trailer since our little ones were still too young to keep up with us.  Since […]

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Traveling With Kids Tips -Multicultural Kid Bloggers Vlogging

Yay, I finally made myself do a Vlog.  If you’re not familiar with the lingo don’t worry I just figured it out. It’s a combination of two words: video and blogging.  Make a video and share it on your blog.  Pretty simple, right.  Well, I was asked to be a part of this fun little […]

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Halloween Traditions From Around the World: Guaguas de Pan from Ecuador

One of the fun things about living and traveling abroad is that we get to add to our own little holiday festivities as we discover new traditions from our host country.   An interesting holiday that people celebrate here in Quito, Ecuador for Halloween is Dia de los Difuntos or Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).  This celebration […]

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10 Must Know Tips for Traveling Internationally with Kids

I just finished writing an article for Babble/Disney on tips for traveling with kids. As I was brainstorming I kept coming up with tips for international travel so I am going to share them here with you because as a mom who travels a lot with kids I think they will be helpful to you. […]

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Exploring Cotopaxi Volcano in Ecuador with Kids

Our first stop in our series Traveling Adventures with the Familia is the mighty and majestic Cotopaxi. Most of the time I find myself walking the streets of Quito with my head down. Not all the streets are paved evenly so I am usually focused on my feet.  Sad because the panoramic view of this country […]

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