Day 183: From Bloggers to Friends – New Zealand

When we finally decided to do a Round the World trip, I was hungry to know who else had done it and how they had accomplished it!  I started researching online and stumbled upon a fantastic blog.  The authors were a family from Portland, Oregon (Jason and Kerri) who had made the same decision but were doing it for two years with their daughter, Sydney.  Their blog, http://www.travel-junkies.com was a fantastic resource but I also just enjoyed reading about their family, their decision-making process, and their experiences.  I soon began following their… Read More

Day 15: Friends and Fun

One of the things we made sure to tell our family and friends was that they were welcome to come visit us as we traveled.  Of course, we meant it sincerely, but wondered if anyone would actually be able to make the trip to Playa del Carmen.  We know life is busy, and schedules are packed. So…imagine our surprise when we had not one…but TWO separate visits from dear friends!  On Sunday afternoon (yesterday), our friend Linda, also from Chicago, met us at a restaurant close by.  We finally got to introduce our… Read More