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A letter to my girls

This week, of all our time together on this journey, I have felt most proud of you. My heart is full with love and admiration and I’m feeling a bunch of emotions.  Most present is a weird happy/sad feeling that’s manifesting in lots of tears, so I decided to write down my thoughts to help me understand what I’m feeling and to share it with you. As I’ve reflected, I…

Mexico Travels

Tales from Tulum

Today we left Tulum after ten amazing days. During our last dinner on the beach, we agreed our ratings (as we have done for everywhere we’ve spent more than a night or two).  No surprise to me – Tulum has shot to our number 1 spot! We have all been so happy here, I defy anyone to come to this South East corner of Mexico and not find something to…

Argentina Brazil Chile South America Travels

Travel Journals – Iguazu, Buenos Aires & San Pedro de Atacama

Since leaving Brazil at the end of October, we travelled through four countries in ten days – Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Colombia.  It was quite busy!  In the last week we updated our journals and so here is what Betsy, Willow and I have written. Iguazu Falls – from Lola’s journal After landing in Iguazu, we were greeted by Ariel and Florencia who would be showing us around the next…

Planning Travels

Making our travelling life a little easier

This post definitely won’t be of interest to everyone. It might be of interest if you travel a lot, or are thinking of some extended travel with kids and like me, are keen to lap up every ounce of experience from others doing the same. I have put together a list of 10 things that I think are helping to make our travels a little easier / happier / healthier…

Brazil South America Trancoso Travels

Betsy’s Brazilian Food Blog

Since we’ve been in Brazil I’ve noticed a lot of differences compared to Richmond, including lots of different foods. Here are ten new things that I’ve tried: Tapioca: Tapioca comes from the root vegetable Cassova. It is used ALOT in Brazil.  I first tried Tapioca crepe. Unlike crepes I’ve had before, you put in ham, cheese or other meat and stuff like that – not lemon and sugar, but you can…

Brazil South America Trancoso Travels

Six weeks in Brazil, by Willow

Willow dictated the following post to share her experiences of Brazil. I have captured as accurately as I can (she speaks quite fast!) Any clarifications I have added in italics.  All grammatical errors are her mother’s.  Two days in São Paulo We went to São Paulo because mummy has family there – Grandad’s first cousin Mary and Mummy’s 2nd cousins Liza and James (who she had never met). I was…

Brazil

From where I am…three months of travelling

It has been three months since we left home and I have kind settled into the whole travelling thing but I am still missing people (and surprisingly school) back in England. I can’t believe it has been three months and that we are more than one quarter of the way through our trip! It only feels like one month as time is flying by. We have now started properly doing…

Brazil South America Travels

Falling for Trancoso

I hoped it would happen.  I was scared it wouldn’t.  I thought maybe my expectations were too high but no, this place is more wonderful than I dared dream and I have fallen for Trancoso.  I first read about this relatively unknown destination on the blog of another family who were travelling around the world and who were a big inspiration for me: https://somewhereslower.com/2015/10/23/slowing-down-in-beautiful-brazil/.  When I looked on the map, I…

California North America Travels

Californian Road Trip – Part 2

I thought the Grand Canyon was one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen in my life because it is very unique and I don’t think anything else could replace its beauty. We saw two sunsets and one sunrise while we were there. It was a great experience to have at such a young age. The colour of the sun when it is rising and setting is gorgeous.…

California North America Travels

California Road Trip – Part 1

We have spent 3 weeks driving around California and have written about some of our first stops in this post.  Part 2 will be written this week…and will include Death Valley, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree and LA. San Francisco – by Sophie We had a very long drive to San Francisco which started in Gold Beach, Oregon.  We didn’t plan to do this 8.5hr (400 mile) marathon drive,…