Apparently our Africa trip recap needs THREE posts. Here’s the third and heaviest one. Our last full day in Nairobi we chose to visit Kibera, Africa’s second largest slum (though on google I’m finding articles that say it is THE largest in Africa). It was one of those days that changed all four of us.Read more
You know that feeling you get when you’re traveling. It’s that “this is what life is really about” feeling. Everything in perspective, everything slowed down, clear, simple, obvious. And then you return home and soon you’re back to the grind, back to reality. If you’re lucky, some of those feelings and perspectives will stick with you, if even in the background.Read more
36 hours in Mexico! Living in San Diego, we can do these things but we don’t often enough. I sorta kinda blame that on two little people, I won’t mention any names. Never the less, a couple weekends ago, Gramma was in town so Chris and I got to escape for an overnight in Valle de Guadalupe.Read more
We love Mexico
Apparently Mexico is where we like to take our kid-free vacations. The only other trip Chris and I have been on in the last six years was to Cabo in 2015. This time we went back to the area we got married in 2011: The Riviera Maya (including Tulum).
“I think I’m going to Africa,” my younger sister declared to me a year ago. “Well wait, I wanna go to Africa too!” was my whiny big sister response. And that’s how it started. I turned to Chris with my eyebrows raised and he shrugged, “sure, go!” A week or two later it was confirmed. It’s been years since I traveled just to travel and I knew this trip would feed my soul. And Kenya did just that.
A baby-free getaway: highly recommended
It was short but it was sweet. And the phrase “we should do this more often” was repeated often. Chris and I like to reminisce so we talked about the last time we were in Cabo, exactly two years ago on our Babymoon. We knew our lives were about to change, mostly for the better, and we promised each other that we would still take time for US, ideally in the form of mini vacations.