Adventuring

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...
One of the biggest highlights of our trip was the Skogafoss waterfall (and hike).  Skogafoss, located in the south of Iceland (near Vik),  is a high-tourist area, but it's worth it.  It's worth it due to the sheer size of the waterfall, an absolute curtain of thunder that seemed to shake the ground.  Or maybe because of the double...
hiking reykjadalaur with kids
Our trip to Iceland was totally incredible.  It was just...wild.  The hiking was mind-blowing, the vistas awe-inspiring, and there's no doubt in our minds that Icelanders know how to live it up (especially in the summer).  I have so much more to share about our trip, but I wanted to start with one of our top experiences:  hiking Reykjadalur. Reykjadalur,...
glamping-maine
I am not a camper, in any sense of the word. Unlike my husband, I didn't grow up doing it, and as an adult don't really see the appeal in sleeping anywhere but my comfortable bed in close proximity to, you know, indoor plumbing? But he really wants to introduce our kids to the joys of communing with the...
"...my children are not truly mine. They don’t belong to me; they’ve simply been entrusted to me. They are a gift life gave to me, but one that I must one day give back to life. They must grow up and go away and that is as it should be." My mind is a big old scramble right now. Queue the...
On L (left): La Blanca Top On M (middle): Cocoship On A (right): Salinas Bottom Salinas Top I see you new moms out there. And I feel you.  Genuinely. Do you have a boob group?  Or a new mom group?  Or an infant play group? Best new mom survival tactic ever. Those...first days with your first child.  THOSE are the ones where you need other women,...
We just spent our Spring Break in the most amazing place:  Banff National Park.  We took helicopter rides to see mountain glaciers up close, frolicked in hot springs, skiied through so much powder that my youngest was mad about it ("TOO MUCH SNOW, MOM"), rode chairlifts through the clouds only to find blue skies up top, and stayed at a mountain lodge...

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