Rest from the French Countryside

The day finally arrived! We were on our way to Europe. I had to keep reminding myself that we were going to be living as Europeans for the next two months and there was a lot of pre planning to do, including bills due in October that still come by paper mail. Regardless, I had…

Challenge: Letting Go and Living Without

Our upcoming adventure is Europe. On reading up on how to do this on more of a shoestring budget and in a more “recycling” sort of way, it was recommended to travel light. Having one carry on baggage sounds like it will be the way to go. In all my research, I’m finding out that…

New Life Resolutions

Yes you read that correct, providing that you put the emphasis on Life Resolutions. New is just the adjective. It is a bit early for new goals though right? Costco doesn’t even have Christmas trees out yet (give them time people) Well it all starts with the T-shirt I had when I was in junior…

Cute Kid French Conversation

Our next traveling adventures starts at the beginning of September in France. However, in this next 6 weeks that means major focus on quite a few things. A main one is French. My deal with the girls to be fluent by our trip (this deal was made mind you in October of 2017) has not…

An Emotionally Charged Two Weeks

What a whirlwind the last two weeks were, which is appropriate as Wyoming is known as “Windy Wyoming”. It had been nearly 4 years or so since we last saw my side of the family and it was an emotional time to see them and get to know them again. We had three national celebrations…

Come and perfect the art of being active

Thank goodness for drinking tons of Herbal Concentrate Tea so we could be excited and awake to see Cortnie. Last Friday found us exhausted from flying from the Dominican from 2 pm to 2 am and finally arriving at our hotel at 4:30 am. Gratefully, we slept until 11 am. We then drove the hour or…

Punta Cana vs Punta Cana – Part 2

We had asked for authentic Punta Cana and we got it. Luckily for our camping experiences and experience with tight spaces, we were well equipped to handle this new abode. Unfortunately we not only had a culture shock with the people and surroundings, we also had one with the availability of things and services and…

Punta Cana vs Punta Cana – Part 1

Something that both Hakim and I are excited for more of is how travel will change and broaden our and our kids’ perspective. As Rick Steves says, “Good travel is thoughtful travel.”   I got quite thoughtful as we touched down in Punta Cana and experienced the roofless airport. Our jarring and very fast shuttle ride to our…