Articles in the Gratitude Category
Robert was my partner for my baby care class in early 1999 before Miro was born. I was as big as a house with less than six weeks of pregnancy left. And I was very newly single.
I had no idea what I was in for, but at that point, there was no turning back. So, never having held a baby before in my life before Miro, I enrolled myself in baby-care classes.
We sat in class together, laughing, putting diapers backwards on a stained baby doll, engaging in talc powder fights and …
What is the point of traveling for us?
Cultural exchange. Learning. Growing. Experiencing. Connecting.
That’s why we travel. That’s why we couch surf.
Our first stop on our crazy six week trip before the conference, we were invited to couch surf with a family who lived in the quaint community of Lowell. We love couchsurfing with families and have done so many times throughout our travels in Latin America. But we’ve never couchsurfed in the United States, so I thought this would be not only a great reentry back into the US, but …
Destinations, Family Travel, Gratitude, In the Moment, Inspiration, Living Life to the Fullest, Peru, Project Unschool Peru, South America »
We hope you forgive us for not updating our blog often during our travel-roller-coaster, but we are taking our time now to rejuvenate, rest and get caught up in our beloved Cusco. Miro and I are clear, we really do prefer slow travel to the quick city hopping and are so grateful to be back in the closest place we have to call home.
Both of us are busy now, focused on writing about our experiences, preparing new posts, editing photos and video for you. But that takes a little time too. So this, being our first update post since we’ve returned from our 6 week travel marathon, we wanted to share with you some quick updates and ask for your assistance with one of our projects.
Destinations, Gratitude, United States »
Our travels back to the States have been eventful, to say the least. But a good night’s sleep is always welcome when we are traveling.
One of the perks of living so publicly and sharing our lives through this blog are the occasional invitations we receive to write a review and share our experiences about hotels, attractions, etc. On this occasion, we were so grateful to receive the opportunity to to stay at 40 Berkeley in Boston in exchange for our honest review.
Visiting the United States is expensive. Staying in Boston is more expensive than I could have imagined. This was our …
Couch Surfing, Family Travel, Gratitude, Living Life to the Fullest, Parenting, Project Unschool Peru »
We live on a budget. A small budget.
We travel on even a smaller budget. Our lives have changed drastically over the last 4 years, but that’s a choice we’ve made. Together, we’ve become comfortable with living with less, living frugal and the best part, working less. Our quality of life has gone up drastically, but our bank balance has gone down. Drastically.
So, when Miro and I were asked to present our story about life-learning, world-schooling and travel at the Life Rocks Conference in New Hampshire, we were so excited …
We all start off the same, crawling on our bellies, learning our place in the world. We follow our instincts to survive as nature inspires.
We are conditioned by our surroundings and accept everything we call the cultural norms, from the most harmful illusions to the most painful truths.
Some question nothing.
Some question everything.