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

Perspective · Travel


The problem with the travel bug is: once you get it the itch doesn’t go away, the more you travel the worse the itch to travel gets. The further you go, you learn about more places that you just need to explore. Now that we’ve been in Chile and Argentina, I feel that Patagonia is… Continue reading Decisions

Chile · Perspective · Travel

Jovani’s 7th Birthday

It was important to me to be somewhere special on Jovani’s birthday. But by the time it rolled around we were fed up with our situation. We were fed up dealing with no internet, fleas, a mysterious rash, and rats! We were less than thrilled to be stuck where we were especially after I discovered… Continue reading Jovani’s 7th Birthday

Ecuador · Perspective · Travel

Goodbye Ecuador

Ecuador fulfilled my expectations, it has been everything I wanted it  it to be. The Andes are truly spectacular. The culture is so familiar, similar to Mexico, yet a unique culture all its own. In my opinion, it is quickly becoming a second world country. There has been great investment in the country’s infrastructure. The… Continue reading Goodbye Ecuador

Ecuador · Perspective · Travel

Jovani’s Epic Adventure

We passed an adventure park on the way home every day during our stay in Baños. Jovani kept telling me that he wanted to stop and watch the people doing the zip line. We finally stopped one day to watch, and of course he asked if he could do it. I looked at it and… Continue reading Jovani’s Epic Adventure

Ecuador · Perspective · Travel

First Impressions

As you first step off the bus, the town of Baños isn’t very impressive. Maybe it was the five hostal employees crowding around trying to get us to stay in their establishment, maybe it was the 7 hour bus ride, maybe it was the hunger from skipping lunch, whatever it was, we were quite underwhelmed.… Continue reading First Impressions

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