LIFE IS CANVAS
Three Reasons Why Life Abroad with Kids is Arguably MORE Awesome
As I shared in an earlier post I wrote while we were living in Costa Rica, travel with kids is not easy. The wee ones bring with them a whole bunch of other “stuff” (figuratively and literally) that makes traveling...
Refresh Your Perspective with Slow Travel
In my last post, I shared a bit about the effect all of our travel (and the corresponding transitions) has had on our kids. These changes are not all sunshine and roses. It's not easy to start a new life in a new place within a new culture. But it's completely worth...
Travel and Transitions with Two Kids
We're in Colombia! We left Costa Rica mid June and then headed back to the States for about 6 weeks of reconnecting with friends, family, and our space. Now here we are in Manizales, Colombia where we'll hunker down for another 4 months before the holidays. We might...
The Uncommon Dream Family
Ellen and I met at a language school in Cuernavaca, Mexico in 2004, married in 2007, and had our 2 children in 2014 and 2016. Along the way, we’ve worked hard to live on less while still honoring our desire to travel and lead fulfilling lives.
For us, this has included returning to Mexico for a year, retiring early in 2016, and spending our first two winters with our children living in Cuenca, Ecuador.
In January of 2019, we’ll set out to slow travel through Central and South America for 15-18 months before returning to northern Colorado in time for our son to start elementary school.
The purpose of this site is to share some ideas and resources that we believe could support others looking to chart their own uncommon course through life.
We’ll also chronicle our slow travel adventures as a family, hoping it may serve as an inspiration and useful reference for others while being a satisfying record for us to reflect on years from now ourselves.
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