Tag: Mexico

Finding My Place in Mexico

Finding My Place in Mexico

I turned 40 this year, and my position at work was eliminated. To say this has been a soul-searching year is an understatement. Driftless is perhaps a better word to describe how I’ve felt since last May when the provost told me that my position […]

Summer 2018: Going in Different Directions

Summer 2018: Going in Different Directions

We rang in the New Year in Paris and spent the first eight days of 2018 in Italy, so we got a good start to the 2018 year, but it’s the summer trips that I’m most excited about. Emma had expressed wanting to go on […]

How to Make Sense of Travel Advisories for U.S. Citizens

How to Make Sense of Travel Advisories for U.S. Citizens

In January, the Department of State revamped its travel advisory page and how it provides information about other countries. Before the list only included countries that had a travel advisory, but now the list includes all countries with the following classifications: Level 1 – Exercise […]

Tulum: Mexico Beyond Cancun

Tulum: Mexico Beyond Cancun

As Oliver and I board our flight to Cancun, I feel like I somehow stepped into a time machine back to college. There are men wearing neon tank-tops talking about how much beer they plan to drink once we land to others who brag that they have […]

No Show

No Show

Oliver and I had a tour booked for today. The tour was scheduled to begin at 8:00 am when a driver would pick us up at our hotel.  In our original email correspondence, they asked for my hotel name, but since I was using Airbnb, I […]

First Airbnb Experience

First Airbnb Experience

This morning, Oliver jumped on a trampoline with his two new friends, both of whom only spoke a little English. They ran from the trampoline, to the kitchen to grab a piece a fruit, to the house, and back out under a coconut tree. I […]

Rainbow Loom Friendships

Rainbow Loom Friendships

Perhaps my favorite part of being in Tulum, Mexico with my 8-year-old son, Oliver, (on his first trip out of the country) was watching him become friends with two local boys. We stayed at a place I found on Airbnb that had several small thatch-roof […]