Education · Peru · Travel

Inca Ruins

  We’ve been able to explore many ruin sites since we arrived in the Sacred Valley almost two months ago. The major sites are pretty expensive, costing about $25 per person for a two day pass. There is also a 10 day pass for $40, but since we’re here awhile, we prefer to spread things… Continue reading Inca Ruins

Education · Perspective · Peru · Travel

Escuela Tikapata

Finally both Joaquin and Jovani are in school! I want to write a bit and describe the school itself and the educational philosophy behind it. We wanted to send the boys to school, not because I’m sick of homeschooling them, but because Israel and I both feel that attending school will be the best way… Continue reading Escuela Tikapata

Camping · Chile · Education · Perspective · Travel

Easter Island

Any student of environmental science is familiar with the story of Easter Island. I was in my high school environmental science class when I first heard about this remote island. Just like the Mayans or the Incas, there is an air of mystery and many questions surrounding the history of the Rapa Nui. How and… Continue reading Easter Island

Ecuador · Education · Family · Perspective

Madrigal de Podocarpus

I was hesitant to book this Airbnb since it is located in a remote area seven kilometers from Loja down a bumpy dirt road. I was worried about getting to and from the city, but I’m glad I took the chance. This place is exactly what I was hoping it would be. We’re staying on a… Continue reading Madrigal de Podocarpus

Education · Family · Perspective · Sailing · Travel

Israel’s Sailing Adventure

Israel took off on this crazy adventure not only with my blessing, but with my insistence. First of all, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to go to a mysterious place that not many people can say they have ever been. Second of all, this was an excellent opportunity for Israel to gain blue… Continue reading Israel’s Sailing Adventure

Ecuador · Education · Perspective · Travel


We’ve been in Cuenca for a few days now. I booked an awesome Airbnb for three nights. it was on the north side of town and across the street from a tree-lined river. The house had 3 bedrooms, a king sized bed, 2 and a half baths (with hot water!), a washing machine, and all the… Continue reading Strangers

Ecuador · Education · Family

Tide pools

I discovered early that Jovani is a hands-on learner which makes this trip ideal for his mind. He has never really enjoyed being read to. This used to worry me. How does one homeschool a child that hates nonfiction books? How would he ever learn anything if he would never sit down and listen to me read a… Continue reading Tide pools