Echoes of Ancestors: Embracing Dia De Los Muertos Tradition | Day 305 of my 2023 Journal
Explore the profound traditions of Dia De Los Muertos through our personal journey of remembrance and cultural discovery. From sacred altars to vibrant dances, join us in honoring the spirits that guide us from life to the afterlife.
My Writer's Odyssey in Mexico: Balancing Creativity and Daily Life | Day 304 of my 2023 Journal
Join me on my personal journey through Mexico as I navigate writing a book with a lifelong friend, unschooling my children, and embracing the vibrant culture and tranquil life by the beach.
Exploring Mayan Ruins Amidst Playa del Carmen's Luxury Villas | Day 303 of my 2023 Journal
Join our family adventure as we discover the untamed remnants of Mayan culture in Playa del Carmen's exclusive community—no tickets, no crowds, just the thrill of ancient ruins and exotic wildlife amidst tropical luxury.
Moonlit Musings: Embracing Serenity on the Caribbean Coast | Day 302 of my 2023 Journal
The moon's mystique enhances the tranquility of our daily routine. From the simplicity of a beach walk to the profound beauty of a moonrise, discover how nature's wonders elevate the ordinary to the extraordinary on the shores of Playa de Turismo.
Cultural Immersion and Personal Reflections Amidst Recovery | Day 301 of my 2023 Journal
Dive into a day of introspection and cultural exploration as I navigate through moods, art galleries, and local festivities. From the subtleties of inner balance to the vibrant Day of the Dead celebrations.
Beach Walks and Home Life: Balancing Adventure and Relaxation in Mexico | Day 300 of my 2023 Journal
From exploring local cenotes to movie nights featuring Frida Kahlo, our family navigates the challenges and joys of settling into Mexico. Discover how we balance outdoor adventures with cozy home life, all while adapting to a new culture and timezone.
Finding Comfort and Healing in Mexico: Our Journey with Vegan Treats and Slow Days | Day 299 of my 2023 Journal
Struggling with jetlag, a virus, and adjusting to a new life in Mexico, my family found solace in a local vegan, organic restaurant. Discover how simple pleasures like vegan cheesecake helped us heal and adapt to our new surroundings.
Discovering Playa Pelicanos: A Day Beyond Mass Tourism in Mexico | Day 298 of my 2023 Journal
Join us as we explore Playa Pelicanos, a hidden gem away from the hustle of mass tourism. From white sandy beaches to exotic iguanas and the simple joy of a UNO game, discover how this day trip peeled back layers of our understanding of nomadic life.
Anything is Better Than the Sofa: A Mantra for Life's Adventures | Day 297 of my 2023 Journal
Discover the life-changing mantra 'Anything is better than the sofa' that became central to our family's philosophy during an epic road trip. Learn how this simple phrase can inspire you to embrace life's ups and downs, even on a rainy day.
Exploring Street Art and Cultural Symbols in a Subtropical Setting | Day 296 of my 2023 Journal
A walk through the local market reveals the beauty of street art and its vulnerability to time and change. The experience is enriched by the discovery of Catrina, a cultural symbol critiquing societal norms, and reminding us to stay true to ourselves.
The Heart of Darkness: A Critical Look at Tourism in Playa del Carmen | Day 295 of my 2023 Journal
A thought-provoking day trip to Portal Maya in Playa del Carmen reveals the complexities of modern tourism. The experience raises questions about economic disparity, consumerism, and the impact of our lifestyle choices on local communities.
When Friends Arrive: A Day of Discoveries in Playa del Carmen | Day 294 of my 2023 Journal
Jetlag and emotional shifts mark our second day in Playa. As we await friends, we explore local markets and street art, challenging first impressions. Conversations with friends and new discoveries make us feel more at home, embracing the vibrant local scene.
Playa del Turismo: Navigating First Impressions of Playa del Carmen | Day 293 of my 2023 Journal
In Playa del Carmen, we confront initial reactions to tourism and local flavors. The "Why are we here?" question sparks deep reflection and planning. Amidst tourist chaos, we find space for work, health, and future travels, embracing vibrant Mexican culture.
Over the Pond: Balancing Fears and Trust on a 20-Hour Journey to Playa del Carmen | Day 292 of my 2023 Journal
Navigating a 20-hour journey to Playa del Carmen, we confront various fears and challenges, from dietary restrictions to border controls. Despite the bumps along the way, the experience reaffirms the importance of balancing attention to detail with trust in the process.
You Carry Your Fears, Literally: The Psychology of Packing for Long-Term Travel | Day 291 of my 2023 Journal
Transitioning from van life to backpacking, our packing choices reveal hidden fears. As we embark on a seven-month journey, we face the challenge of letting go to discover what's truly essential.
The Heart of Nomadic Life: Building Friendships Across Borders | Day 290 of my 2023 Journal
In our sixth year of full-time nomadic living, we've found that the real adventure lies in the people we meet. From Europe to America, friendships are our most treasured discoveries. Whether walking the Camino or sharing meals, these connections last a lifetime, proving that the world is both huge and intimately small.
The Minimalist Approach to Travel: Choosing Being Over Having | Day 289 of my 2023 Journal
As we transition to a life in backpacks, we're reminded of the power of minimalism. Discover how shedding the non-essentials not only lightens the load but also brings clarity, focus, and peace. This isn't just a trip; it's a lifestyle shift that starts from our core values.
The Emotional Journey of Selling Our Bus: A Chapter Closed, A New Adventure Begins | Day 288 of my 2023 Journal
We say goodbye to our beloved bus, a symbol of freedom and togetherness. From its purchase in Sweden to its final resting place at Mon la Bassa, discover how letting go can be a beautiful full-circle moment, opening doors to new adventures.
The Beauty in 'Useless' Moments: A Day of Loose Ends and New Beginnings" | Day 287 of my 2023 Journal
Dive into a day where computer time and 'useless' sentences find their place alongside meaningful connections and life philosophies. Discover the joy in wrapping up loose ends, both literal and metaphorical, and the importance of staying open and curious.
Da Ladies Fixing the World: A Podcast for Change-Makers | Day 286 of my 2023 Journal
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