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? Continue reading
My cry of despair echoed through the empty freeways of Columbus, Ohio as we approached the airport and discovered neither of us had packed the freshly charged child entertainment devices. It was too far from home to return for them. Our fate was settled. We were going on the most strenuous trip of our lives and going without tablets for our young kids: house hunting in Mexico.
Last September, we procured tickets to go to Kings Island. We’d visited the year before, couldn’t find the kid rides, and really spent most of our time there sitting in traffic or buying (and eating) vastly overpriced food. Would this year be different?
I read several travel blogs. Some regularly and some only a few posts. One thing I’ve noticed is how glossy it seems when people say they’ve sold all their stuff to either travel the world or move to a new country. It sounds so easy! I’m here to tell you that moving sucks, whether it’s across town or across the world. Even when you have help via your place of employment. Continue reading
I really want to visit Antarctica. And Greenland. Also Iceland. I’d also really love to visit Holland, Azerbaijan, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Britain, and Tahiti. And how can I forget New Zealand?! This doesn’t count as a travel bucket list, does it? Continue reading
I’m finishing up spending 5 days in Queretaro, Mexico (and surrounding areas). I don’t speak any Spanish yet, except about 10 words. Also, I forgot my Spanish language “I’m a celiac and I can’t have gluten” card. How easy or difficult is it to find gluten free food in Mexico with celiac disease? Continue reading
I’m struggling today. I dropped my senior cat off at his foster home yesterday and said (a temporary) goodbye. He is stressed, of course. I’m sad. And I carry the burden of guilt. I wasn’t feeling the guilt before I left him there, but it turned on full force today. Continue reading
What’s a mom to do when she finds out she is moving to another country in 2 months?!
Panic, that’s what.
I mean, breathe. She breathes. In and out, slowly. And certainly, she is not panicking. Continue reading
Oh my god oh my god oh my god kept running through my mind when I heard the news. What have I done? Is it really real now? Are we really moving?
Oh yes, it’s real! It is happening!
We are visiting Mexico! I am so excited that we finally get to travel (and a little nervous). The plans are made and now, I have to start packing!
Pro-tip: it’s best if you remember your toothbrush. When you are without a car and very busy, it’s a little difficult to get to an Oxxo (a convenience store in Mexico). Continue reading