Who am I? Well I’d like to tell you that I’m an adventure traveler, that I base jump from skyscrapers and cavort with sharks. Or maybe I’d like you to believe that I am SuperMom, homeschooling my children in three different languages while weaving their clothing from organically grown fair-trade hemp fibers. Or I could be the recovering heroin addict on a journey of self-discovery and soul searching baring my pain for the world to see.
But I’m not. I’m not any of those people. I’m just me. A 35 year old married woman with two sons who happens to enjoy books, good food, eclectic music, travel and living abroad. I’m no different than most of you but I am a little different than many travel bloggers. I’m not a 20-something backpacker. Bars and nightclubs are not the highlights of my trips. And though I live in a South American country, I’ve never been a Peace Corp. volunteer.
So, what do I have to offer? I love being an ex-pat and the opportunities it affords our family, so you’ll read about those. I enjoy visiting little known places and experiencing discovery without relying heavily on a guidebook, so I’ll be sharing those places and journeys with you as well. My sons (Justin-11 and Jesse-9) are homeschooled, though only in one language, and you’ll get what works and what doesn’t with limited resources and time spent on the road. I also have a deep concern for what’s being done to our planet and though I’ve never chained myself to a tree or joined Greenpeace, there’s a good chance you’ll hear about some environmental atrocities and about those who are creating change.
I believe you’ll come to know me better through the posts on this blog and please let me know if there are any specific topics that you would like me to cover.