I crave places like this! Nature is the best we can surround ourselves with! 🌴🌍💦 It allows us to breath, feel alive and refocus on what truly matters to us..especially when we have loved ones around. I am more than grateful for all those moments! 🙏🏻 ********************************** @ghanameetmethere Picture taken by @ganyobi_odartey Thank you!!
My goodness, so much can happen in a year! Last Christmas we were Downunder with family for Christmas. Mid-January we returned home to California, and with the help of Claire’s parents packed, renovated a kitchen, sold a house, said hard goodbyes, and travelled across the country to Nashville, Tennessee. And we did all of that in 2 weeks! Yep, the time between arriving home from Australia and arriving in Tennessee was 2 weeks 😳 Brave or crazy? You decide 😂 And somewhere in all of that choas back in January we had this photo shoot with the amazingly talented @lucassankey to mark our time in Cali. So now we’re here reminiscing an insane year and feeling thankful for all we’ve seen, done and been through together. #strongfamilies
If you’re anything like me, once the snow hits (even though I DO enjoy some winter activities at home), the travel bug sets in and the planning begins. Today, on #traveltuesday I will share with you some of the items that have proven to be essential on my travels: 1. Thieves Spray. If you are new to the essential oil world or haven’t been introduced to this yet, it’s time. It is a must for airplane trays, undesirable bathrooms, doors, shopping carts; basically anything infested with germs. Being sick on a holiday is NO fun. Use this. Seriously. (DM me and I can hook you up) @younglivingeo 2. Photocopy of passports and contact information for the Canadian Embassy in the country you are traveling to. Throw in a couple extra passport photos too. Trust me, it makes the “lost passport” nightmare a lot easier. 3. Travel Journal. I have returned to the same countries time and time again because of these journals. I read them years later, examine where I could have done things differently to make a more seamless trip and carry that knowledge through onto my new adventure. Plus, you simply forget. You think you won’t at the time, but you forget the little details after a while that make your trip so memorable in the moment. 4. Business Cards with my photo on it. No, this isn’t to necessarily promote my business (although that’s always a bonus - you never know who you will be sitting beside on the plane). I take these because when you meet people when you are travelling, it is easy to give them your card with all of your info. It’s a seamless way to keep in touch after your trip, but also a familiar face during your trip if you were to run into any problems. Don’t have business cards? Use a template and make some. They don’t need to be fancy, they just need your contact info and a photo. 5. Money belt. Just kidding. These things are ridiculous. First of all, they are uncomfortable to wear under your clothes. Secondly, every time you need to pay
BOND. Sometimes unexpectedly you meet the kindest friends and it just clicks. We met this awesome French-Aussie family from Montreal when staying at Hotel Vista Las Islas and the kids and adults instantly hit it off and then we spent the week together! We had the same Nosara itinerary after and they switched their rental to the one next to ours and we were neighbors for the week! Had fun surfing, playing at the pool, exploring restaurants, and enjoying each other’s company! We can’t wait to see them again, whether Montreal, NY, CA, or another destination! #travelfamilies#makingconnections#adventurergfamily#familytravelgapyear#costaricawithkids