I hate back to school time. It’s touted as many parents favorite time of year. So why do I dislike it?
I have only added one country to my”visited” list since I started this blog a little over a year ago. I had this vision of starting this blog and then jetting around the world. Oh, the fantasy of it all!
But wait, I have kids… there are days that it’s just too much to go to the grocery store. But still, I write this blog and call myself a travel blogger. The audacity!
I didn’t want the thing, but knew I wouldn’t bother to return it. The next morning, I decided to open it. The box was empty. The realization dawned on me. We’d been scammed.
What is it really like to travel with kids? Imagine a vacation spent at the hotel pool and the rest of the time is spent in search of food. I think all-inclusive for a family vacation is a great option! And preferably, on the beach.
I’m keeping this in mind as I plan our next vacation. We are planning on going to a destination we haven’t been. Knowing nothing about it does make me long for the comfort and security of an all-inclusive. However, it’s expensive and I’ve waited a little too long to book in the area we are planning to visit this summer. My preferred all-inclusive resorts are full! I’m also perusing Airbnb.
It was June. It was November. Or January. It was anytime a coworker vacationed anywhere. Envy. And a little bit of jealousy that I could tamper down with some deep breathing. Scotland, Tennessee, a Caribbean cruise, anywhere, but especially the exotic. Why didn’t I ever make plans to travel? These are my regrets.
“It’s nice to meet you! You’re going to homeschool, right?” She said. “You shouldn’t homeschool. You should send your kids to school here in Mexico.”
I was taken aback. However, it ended up being the norm here. I would meet an expat and they would immediately tell me to not homeschool my children in Mexico. The two biggest (and only) reasons given?
I really don’t feel like writing much. I’m also not convinced that I’ll end up posting this. If you’re reading it, then clearly I did. I think I’m having some culture shock.
There are many great things about moving to a new place. There are also some downsides. Some I did expect and others that blindsided me.
Yep. Murphy of Murphy’s Law deserves a punch in the face.
It’s a storm of activity around here and it won’t be calm until we are in Mexico. I think that’s normal. What isn’t normal is how poorly this move is going. Due to a malicious set of circumstances, everything major that needs to be done for our move is happening during the last two weeks of living in the USA.
Blissmersion’s first anniversary is here! I took a moment to reflect on my first official year blogging. Things have changed dramatically in one year. First, we had the real estate situation from hell (okay, it wasn’t THAT bad) and that put the kabosh on traveling. How on earth do you start a travel blog and then become unable to travel much?