• 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…

  • 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…