• Road Trip/Lagoon

    Okay everyone. I know it’s been a long time since I’ve updated you all, but I’ve been busy soaking in the summer with my 1 year old! This summer was 100% different than last summer. Oliver loves being outside, swimming, throwing rocks in the lake, you name it. And I won’t lie, it’s been pretty hard for me to stay inside too. We’ve been busy exploring the world and tackling life with a one year old. Two of the major things we tackled this summer was a road trip as well as an amusement park. Road trips with Oliver last year were easy, we just plopped him in his seat…

  • Oregon Coast & Portland

    I recently tackled a tough but very necessary mom thing. I left Oliver and Mauricio home and went on a trip. Just me. Well technically me and my best friend. It was her spring break and she needed/deserved a getaway and I got to tag along. She had decided on visiting Portland and the Oregon Coast, and I was just happy to go anywhere. Typically Mauricio and I will do a vacation at least once a year. But we don’t have anything major planned for this year, so when I had this opportunity I couldn’t pass it up. I booked my flights and was all excited to go. Then I…

  • Ciudad Juarez

    Okay, I’m sorry I missed a few weeks, but life happened. Also I’m going back to a trip post. But this is a trip we did with Oliver, and his first international trip, so its mom and travel related. When Oliver was 3 months old, we went to Mexico! Now, it wasn’t the glorious Mexico beach vacation you are thinking, we went to Mauricios hometown, Ciudad Juarez. He hadn’t been there in 12 years and we were finally able to make the trip and see some family. Mauricio has 2 brothers, 2 nieces and 2 (twin) nephews. In the 8 years we had been together I hadn’t met any of…

  • Puerto Rico-The Island

    It’s Puerto Rico round 2! This trip was so different from our first. We visited Puerto Rico for the second time in January of 2017. We called it our honeymoon even though it was months after our wedding, and we technically did another honeymoon later in the year. More on that in a later post. This time around we spent basically no time in San Juan. We rented a car and explored the island and fell even more in love than we already were from the first trip there two years before. Settle in if you’re wanting to read this whole trip, it’s a long one, but I didn’t want…

  • San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Two years ago, almost to the date, we were on our favorite island, Puerto Rico! 🇵🇷 We’ve been to Puerto Rico twice, once in 2015 and again in 2017 for 1 week each time. We did two very different trips and I’m going to split them into two posts, otherwise it would be really long and I might skip over some good stuff. Many people don’t realize it, or maybe they do since Hurricane Maria, but Puerto Rico is a US Territory. This means that traveling there is just like traveling to any US state. You can go there without a passport and you don’t have to have a visa…

  • Grand Canyon

    January and February are probably my least favorite months of the year. The holidays are over, it’s still cold and the excitement of a winter wonderland has passed. Typically it’s the time of year that wanderlust sets in and we go on a trip. This year that isn’t happening though due to school and various other things. So instead I thought I’d take a few weeks and share some of our vacations. Maybe it’ll cure the wanderlust in me, or maybe it’ll make me spontaneously book plane tickets for us…This could be dangerous. This week I’ll focus on the first trip we did as a family of 3. The Grand…