dirty hotel room

Vacation slobs

I’ve always been a fairly clean person. (Although my husband would tell you otherwise.) I make my bed every day, and I put the laundry away immediately after washing it. There are never dirty dishes in my sink. And each week I strip the bed linens, wash them and put them back on the beds.…

Parenthood and Passports - Hanging Bridges Costa Rica

Why you should learn another language

Headed to another country soon? Here’s an idea, do not speak English, unless English is the native language of that country, of course. Instead learn at least some of the native language. A few years ago, I was hit with the desire to travel to countries that did not speak English. For most of my…

Parenthood and Passports

Traveling with kids when the world is scary

“There has been another attack.” Those words hurt my heart. They tear into my soul and send my mind racing. I hate those words and the stories that will inevitably follow. I feel helpless. Heartbroken. As if somehow I was directly impacted. I immediately hit my knees and pray. I pray for the lives lost.…

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Our Travel-Themed Nursery

Our Baby Girl’s Travel-Themed Nursery When my husband and I found out we were expecting a baby in summer 2015, we did what every new parent does… First, we completely freaked out. Holy cow, we’re going to be parents! Will we still be able to travel? Will we still be the same people? How will…

Collector doll travel

My Collection of Creepy Dolls

When I was a child, my paternal grandparents spent a lot of time traveling. They went to some amazing places and visited the majority of the earth’s continents. Every time they went to a new place, they would bring dolls from other countries for my sister and me. These weren’t the type of dolls we…

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Something finally clicked

I don’t know what happened or how it happened. Maybe it was just a fluke, but I’m certainly hoping it was not. For the first time in my daughter’s 13 months of life, traveling with her was easy. Last week, we went to Jackson Hole for one final chance to play in the snow before…