Entre Family Travels

54 weeks. 4 kids. 2 parents. 1 audacious dream.

Adjusting to life on the road (a podcast with Tsh of The Art of Simple)

Pillows matter, man.

At least, that’s what Tsh and I wholeheartedly agreed about during this recent podcast as we chatted about adjusting to those early days and weeks on the road, living in small spaces with kids, the simple beauty of backpacking, working from anywhere, and all sorts of other good things.

It was wonderful to connect with Tsh as she interviewed me for her first on-the-road podcast since their family of 5 left on a very similar journey to the one that we took last year. They’re currently in their second month of a 9 or 10 month trip, hopefully setting down in every continent, while working and worldschooling as they go.

I’m excited for them. I’m re-living our trip through her updates. I’m delighted that another family is experiencing the joys of what we were privileged to do.

But I also know that it’s hard. Travel is always worthwhile but it’s not always easy, and she and I talk a lot about the challenges and how we learned to work through them and keep perspective.

So go ahead and listen in HERE.

(And if you want to hear more, go on and check out our previous podcast, where the tables were turned as she spoke with me while she was back home in Oregon and I was just finishing up our trip from Australia).

Where we’ve been, where we’re going, and the number of buses we may (or may not) have slept on

I know, it’s been a while. A long while.

Though I sincerely love writing about our journey on this blog, this past 6-8 weeks has been particularly exhausting in a lot of ways.

Some things had to go so that I could continue to focus on my family and on enjoying our trip in the midst of my other responsibilities, and sadly, blogging here was one of those things.

Read More

Do hard things

I’m coming to see an equation that is proving true time and again:

The harder something is = the more worthwhile it is

The other day, I took the kids on a boat to take a navigation of the Beagle Channel, the body of water that divides Tierra del Fuego, Argentina from Isla Navarino, Chile. Within these deep blue waters are a host of small, rock islands, several of which are home to marine wildlife.

Read More

Our journey through “Salta The Beautiful”

For the last 3 weeks we have been living in Salta, a province in Argentina known to the nationals as “Salta La Linda” (Salta the Beautiful).   Although we have greatly enjoyed our stay in the city so far we’ve also been itching to explore the natural treasures and rural towns that this nickname refers to.

Last Wednesday we did just that, and took 5 days to visit surreal salt flats, ancient pre-hispanic ruins, small towns, rainbow-colored mountains, and some of the most beautiful naturally-created “sculptures” we’ve ever seen.

Read More

Finding beauty and rest in Uruguay

**This post is long overdue, as we went to Uruguay over two weeks ago, but has taken me an extremely long time to put together due to our slow internet and my obsession with taking pictures in Uruguay. Hope you enjoy just a little bit of photographic eye candy. Did I mention how many pictures I left out???**

Branches sway peacefully in the breeze, their verdant green leaves, bolder in color than usual against the true blue of the cerulean sky.

The sun sank quickly into the Rio de la Plata, a glowing orange ember, that stretched out in streaks of coral and green-tinged clouds across the expanse as it made its final disappearance.

Read More
Page 1 of 41234