Chicago (Baby’s First Solo Trip)

Frontier had an amazing sale on tickets from Palm Springs to Chicago in February. Senor didn’t want to go, so I asked a friend and she said, “Yes”. Then I felt badly about leaving Senor with two little ones while I gallivanted around so I asked her if she’d mind if I took my oldest…

Exploring Central Mexico

We caught a last-minute deal from San Diego to Mexico City while we were in Las Vegas. Finally, we were going to Mexico! Since this was our first trip I wanted to see as much as I could. We were able to visit Mexico City, Teotihuacan, Puebla, Xalapa, Cordoba, and Yanga (the town founded by…

The Logistics of Getting to Sudan

I’m really, really, really trying to make it to Sudan ..  and it looks like the universe is conspiring with me. Fact #1 – A woman in my travel group ventured to Sudan, with her kids …  and she lives near me. We’re meeting Wednesday. Fact #2 – I came upon a tour group offering…

AirBnBs in South Africa

We visited South Africa at the end of August 2015. It was glorious. We saw Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban. We used AirBnBs in each city. Johannesburg It was our first time in South Africa and since we saw Jerusalema we wanted to be extra safe with our lives and our new toddler. We rented…

Drive an RV Back for $100

I just saw something posted about driving an RV (recreational vehicle) back to it’s rental facility in one of my travel groups. I had no idea this was a thing. I’ve heard people talk about repositioning crusises that can get you cheap travels, working on a boat to cut travel costs down, but I’ve never…

Dreaming of Sudan

I read a lot of Kola Boof. When I found out that Sudan was part of the kingdom folks love to visit in Egypt, I couldn’t help but start studying the pyramids at Meroe. I also found out that Sudan is always looking for native English speakers to teach English. Then I thought since I…

Crossing Into Tijuana By Land

Yesterday, I had the last minute idea to head over to Tijuana for lunch. The last time I visited Mexico, we drove so the process for entering and exiting was a little different. Last time, my car was broken into while in Tijuana. This time, we chose to park on the US side and walk…

Finds Along the California Coast

This week we took a drive up the coast. Along the way we came across a few jewels that I thought we’d share. Jewel #1 Seymour Discovery Center While tooling around Santa Cruz we found a small educational center that’s great for kids and toddlers alike: the Seymour Discovery Center.   There are quite a…