It has been a whirlwind of a year! Even though it has been incredible, there have also been some lows. When you move your household and/or travel with kids, there bound to be highlights and lowlights. Just like with normal life. That doesn’t change just by moving somewhere new.
Monthly Wrap Up
Upon reflecting about 2017, it might have been the busiest year of my life. It was hard in a way I haven’t experienced before and brought about some of the biggest changes I’ve ever had (after having children, of course). It was also one of the most exhilarating years of my life. I’m still in awe about living in Mexico. I still can’t believe this is my home and it still makes me smile. Still, the time has come to say goodbye to 2017.
Hello, travel lovers! I hope 2016 has provided you with many wonderful travel opportunities. We were supposed to be able to take a real, week long vacation somewhere, but that didn’t happen due to real life punching us in the wallet! Even with the lowlights, there were many highlights, too!
Sunscreen is a serious pain my butt. Why can’t humans make their own slimy sun protectant, like hippos? Yes, hippos really do make their own sunscreen! I learned this on Wild Kratts. People call it hippo sweat (or blood-sweat because of the deep red color), but it’s actually a secretion that also acts as an antibiotic! Hippos are seriously cool. Dangerous as hell, but cool!
It sounds so easy, but even local adventures can be a daunting task to plan. After all, toting around your toddlers and ALL THE THINGS you need when you go to your usual places gets tiring. How do you on a local adventure with kids?
Adventure is worthwhile, according to Aesop. Traveling is an adventurous pastime, of course. I’d go on to argue that families should take regular adventures together. Yes, this includes local travel and staycations!
*Gulp* Does that mean taking the kids?
This month, we discovered our children are great travelers, thankfully. They never asked, “Are we there yet?” during our first long roadtrip to Wisconsin for a wedding. I almost can’t believe it. Especially since they’ve started asking, “Are we there yet?” on repeat during short trips to our local park and grocery store.
This is what we learned.