As An Expat, I Make Many Mistakes and That’s Okay

This week is the last week of school in Mexico. It actually ends on July 6 this year. A lot of people don’t even send their kids during the last week. This week, we had the prescolar ceremony with diplomas given on Monday. I put in my calendar that there is a graduation ceremony today after another different event in the morning.

Apparently, as is common, I was mistaken.

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Guide to the Best Infinity Scarf with Hidden Zipper Pocket

I saw a video today. It was crazy. It was hilarious. And it seemed like it would be practical. Sort of. I mean, it could also be kind of sweaty and potentially gross. There is a travel underwear with zipper pockets in the front. Is this really a thing?!

Yes, yes it is.

It also led me to an item that is even cooler than pickpocket proof undies. The travel scarf. A travel scarf is usually an infinity scarf with a hidden zipper pocket. A genius idea.

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Itinerary for an Awesome Yucatan Peninsula Road Trip with Kids

For Spring Break, we decided to fly to Cancun, Mexico. My husband originally wanted to  go to an all-inclusive resort. I checked the prices and they seemed really high (spoiler alert: many all-inclusive resorts in Cancun are actually reasonably priced because the restaurants in Cancun are very expensive).  I started trying to figure out an option that was better for the budget AND included seeing Chichen Itza. We decided to take a sightseeing road trip around the Yucatan Peninsula, which included spending a lot of time in Tulum.

That all being said, this is NOT a budget trip. Though in the end, it was pretty close to equal the cost of staying in an all-inclusive resort with one or two excursions for four. I am, however, extremely satisfied with the flexibility our choices offered us during the trip.

Well, I was satisfied once I got over feeling guilty about blowing our travel budget, of course.

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These Are the Best Portable Travel Safe Options

Staying safe while traveling (or in everyday life) is another subject I take seriously. When we travel, we often travel with our passports. Leaving them locked in a safe while we are enjoying the sights (or the pool) gives me peace of mind. In most of our travels, a safe has been provided by the hotel. However, when there isn’t one in the room, I always wish I’d brought a portable travel safe.

So I know I want one, but which is the best travel safe to buy? Let’s get to the portable travel safe reviews and start comparing!

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Things You Need to Know Before Becoming an Expat

Congratulations, you’ve taken the plunge and immerse yourself into a new country.  Or, you’re thinking of becoming an expat. It’s so exciting! It won’t always be all ice cream and tacos, though. There are things to know in order to mentally prepare for and have a great expat experience in your new country.

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Natalie and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Tourist Day: Guanajuato Edition

As we passed through the famous tunnels of Guanajuato City, Mexico, I began feeling excited again. I felt with renewed vigor, passing into a beautiful city that I’d never seen. Maybe this visit would be better than I thought!

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What We Learned While in Tulum with Kids

We took a family vacation to Tulum, Mexico over spring break. It was part of a larger trip that included visits to some famous Mayan ruins and would end in Cancun. To say Tulum wasn’t what I expected is an understatement.

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Best Mother’s Day Ideas for Your Wife Who Loves to Travel

It’s time to honor our moms, travelers or not. I’m a mom and I appreciate gifts that are thoughtful and practical. Sure, I’d love a box of chocolates or flowers for a random daily surprise. However, putting some thought into it and finding an unique Mother’s Day gift shows that I’m appreciated for the sacrifices I make for the family.

Here are the best Mother’s Day ideas for your wife who loves to travel, from my viewpoint as a traveling mom!

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