Adventuring

Art Deco hotels on Collins Avenue & shopping on Lincoln Road — a day trip to South Beach in Miami wouldn't be complete without 'em. See how we do.
We recently took a little hiatus from the Left Coast and hopped over (and by hopped I mean traveled all day) to visit my parents in Southwest Florida. They winter in Naples these days, and sometimes we get to benefit...and it's always warm there. Yay! We've been a few times over the years now, so this time, Pinky and...
We had a super-fun vacation at Boyne Highlands resort in Michigan. Skiing, S'mores-making, swimming & dining — perfect for family-friendly bonding. Go!
Over the Christmas holidays, Mike and I — between visiting family in Michigan — surprised the boys with a few days of skiing at Boyne Highlands, located near the top of the mitten in what we call Northern Michigan. (Not the Upper Peninsula, mind you. Still the mitten.) Given that it was December and the midwest and #climatechange...it rained...
One thing I've learned, while living on the East Coast, is that most of these people have no idea where I'm from. I get glazed eyes, hesitant head nods, and — from the geography buffs — "isn't that Canada?" Um. No. I'm from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, a piece of land that is sandwiched between Lake Superior and the...
Snow + school cancellations = oy! Get ready to be a super-cool Snow Day Mom, armed with fun activities to do with the kids inside & out. Here's your guide.
I am NOT a fun snow day mom. This post is MY PLAN for how to be a super-fun Snow Day Mom, not what I ACTUALLY do on snow days. When the text comes through that school is canceled, what actually happens is my stomach drops. Fortunately, I have multiple flexible part-time jobs right now, so I don’t have to scrounge to...
A romantic vacay can be a test for looking sexy & feeling confident when coming to terms with your postpartum body. Here's how we do it for Colombia.
Oh, Cartagena! You are magical! If by any chance you follow me on Instagram @julietatorresd, you may have seen we just spent 3 weeks in Colombia. Even though we could be traveling other places, we always go back to our country because of one thing: Family. We usually spend our time in Bogotá, but this time we decided to...
My youngest son hates hiking. He says there’s far too much walking involved in hiking. Now, this is a city kid, mind you, who has to navigate miles of city blocks while running errands with Mom, but most of the time he has his scooter to ride on…and let’s be honest…most of the time I have one hand on the handle...
Traveling with the fam to Colombia? For an adventurous getaway to the mountains of el “pueblo” La Mesa near Anapoima, see how we do.
While I spend most of my time in Bogotá between my husband's relatives and my family, we also spend at least a week in a little "pueblo" called La Mesa. It's about 90 minutes or less away from Bogotá. The change from the city to be in the middle of mountains with warmer weather is amazing. This year we...
We thought we were going to Utah for the skiing.  That was the original point of our Spring Break trip.  But just for something fun and different, I also booked four days in Moab so we could take the kids to Arches National Park.  After our trip to Iceland last summer, our kids came home with a passion for...
I don't recall exactly when I realized that we were, in fact, screwed.  A little niggling doubt started creeping in as I attached an avalanche beacon to my seven year old.  (The guide assured me that it was just 'for the lawyers' but still.) Or perhaps when we boarded the shuttle, in full gear, and I realized that the...
We spent the holidays with my family in Marquette, Michigan, a tiny (and beautiful) little town on the southern shore of Lake Superior.  Not Lake Michigan, mind you, Lake Superior.  You might need to look it up.  Most of you, I suspect, think that this part of Michigan is actually Canada.  Nope.  In the summer it looks like heaven...