Tulum, Who Knew?

After over a week in Tulum, our days have gone from chaotic and stressful to not just enjoyable. But pretty freakin’ fantastic. Beautiful beaches, mesmerizing cenotes, lush jungles and delicious food all at arms length. The perfect paradise for that active outdoor lifestyle we love. Each day better than the previous. Today being no exception….

Vegas, Baby

It’s a different kind of Vegas with kids. Not one that we haven’t done before. But the first time with two. And the first time with an infant. I rented the double stroller. And envisioned myself strolling through the air-conditioned shops with a coffee in hand. Easily maneuvering through the crowds by day. Munching on…

What Next?

After a successful road trip to the beach, I have been looking forward to our next adventure, which will take us to Las Vegas and Mexico mid-February. The original plan was to stay a week to scope out land in Tulum in a first step to finally set down some roots. Mexico is appealing to…

Road Trippin'

It was the night before our first trip with Mona Lu. So of course, I was running through all the things that could possibly go wrong. Doing what a mom does best. I became obsessed with the statistic set by car seat manufacturers that infants should not be in a car seat for more than…

Isabela Island

Isabela Island is the largest island in the Galapagos, but home to only a population of just over 2,000 people. Compared to Santa Cruz, which houses more than 12,000 permanent residents. Which is exactly what we were looking for. Remote. Peaceful. A place where we could immerse ourselves in the wild. DAY 1 We arrived…

Galapagos – Santa Cruz

DAY 1 We had been looking forward to this trip for what feels like a lifetime. Even before we moved to Ecuador, my husband was fascinated with the islands off the coast made famous by Charles Darwin’s research on the theory of evolution. Known for it’s diverse and unique landscape and wildlife, it’s the kind…

Mother’s Day Getaway

I’ve been feeling a little under the weather lately. So I wanted something easy. Something close. And just a notch above our typical travel experience. I came across a lovely cabin that seemed to tick all the boxes just outside of Quito. It was a little pricer than what we’d typically pay for accommodations here,…

Parque La Carolina

What’s old is new again. One of our favorite places in Quito is Carolina Park. A sprawling oasis sandwiched between busy streets of green and more green. Food stands that pop up at just the right moment hawking everything from fresh fruit to frozen treats and of course, everything fried. Bounce houses with slides and…

Peguche Falls

Road trips are our favorite. So this past weekend, we loaded up the car and headed north about two hours to Otavalo. A town known for it’s artisanal market that we had been to many times passing through on our way home from somewhere else. This time, we decided to stay awhile. Arriving at our…

Termas de Papallacta

It’s one of our favorite places to relax. Termas de Papallacta is about an hour away from Quito. After winding up and around through green mountains frosted with white clouds, you dead end into one of the more upscale hot springs resorts in the area. There are others to choose from, but this just so…