The red eye from Cusco, Peru to Madrid, Spain took 17 hours, and we spent two nights in Madrid for the kids to recover before moving onto our destination - Sevilla. That gave us one day to explore Madrid! With only limited time to explore Spain's capital, we tried to make the best of it. … Continue reading Madrid for a Day
We arrived in Peru for the international portion of our adventure year to an inauspicious start. Five people with 102 degree fevers. Then the altitude sickness hit. At 11,200 feet high, tourists seem to drop like flies around here. I had naively assumed we would have some protection from living, hiking, skiing, and camping in … Continue reading 17 Days in Peru with Kids — Machu Picchu and Cusco
I call this our winter vacation. We spent it in warm weather. We hiked, biked, swam in pools and the ocean, and did the Florida amusement parks. We prepped and packed for our international part of our trip. The beach is amazing in December! We started in Charleston, camping on an old plantation. We did … Continue reading What did we do in December?
Perhaps living in the camper is easy because we spend so little time there. The US camper part of our trip is quickly coming to a close (although we have one camper month at the end of the Adventure Year, more about that later). Before we left, we paired down the stuff we were bringing … Continue reading Minimalism – Or How We Lived in 270 Square Feet with Five People for Six Months
It's fun to keep track of our world schooling activities. I keep a simple list from our trip of activities that are educational in some way or another for the kids. I was scrolling and scrolling to the bottom the other day and realized it's getting pretty long. And since I haven't posted in a … Continue reading World Schooling – On the Road
Following the winery road from vineyard to vineyard, talking and relaxing with friends... That is how I remember my prior visits to Napa. But Napa with kids can be tough. The winery road is not so accommodating to those only old enough for grape juice. And the patience of kids wears thin listening to adults … Continue reading Napa with Kids
From Washington State, we drove from the Pacific to the Atlantic, with a detour through Canada. Starting at Olympic National Park in Washington State, we hit Bruce Peninsula National Park in Ontario and ended in Acadia National Park in Maine... all such pearls of national parks. And wow, the United States is huge. Bruce Peninsula … Continue reading From Coast to Coast – Our Trek Across the Country
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