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Last year we won a small vacation package to Salida, Colorado, but being super pregnant we were not able to take the trip then. Thankfully, most of the package wasn’t expiring until the end of this summer, so we decided to take advantage of it. Nestled in amongst several mountains […]

What to see and do in Salida Colorado


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We recently went camping and hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park which is one of our favorite parks in Colorado. We have visited it during winter, spring and now summer. There is so much to see that you could spend an entire year exploring every trail and still not see […]

Rocky Mountain National Park: Camping and Hiking


7 months baby update, 7 months update, baby, parenting, mommy blogger, blogger, lifestyle, motherhood, development, crawling, teething, standing up, fever 2
This 7 Months Baby Update is full of developmental milestones and a scary mysterious illness. Baby R has accomplished so much in the last month! It’s like his neurons and motor coordination are just on steroids right now. As a family, we spent our 4th of July at the farm […]

7 Months Baby Update



Like many travelers, I enjoy taking the path less traveled, finding connection with locals and discovering neighborhood gems. But like many travelers, sometimes I allow myself to be merely a tourist, taking the easier route and going on a guided tour or two as long as they are small and […]

Being a tourist in Rio de Janeiro


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On our last day in Paraty, we decided to take it easy with a boat ride, spending time with family. We were all quite tired the day after my brother’s wedding because as anyone over 30 knows, recovering from a night of partying is not as easy as it used to […]

Last day in Paraty


My brother's wedding 2
Our main event for this trip to Brazil was my brother’s wedding that was taking place in Paraty. We knew it was going to be quite a family gathering and a beautiful wedding, but we had no idea how busy we were going to be in the days surrounding the […]

My brother’s wedding



6 months baby update, Roark, parenting, baby update, baby, boy 2
This 6 months baby update is a little late since we were traveling in Brazil and I just didn’t get the chance to do it before we left. Roark turned six as we were traveling and it seems like the past 2 months have been the ones he has developed […]

6 Months Baby Update


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The day after we arrived at the historic town of Paraty, we spent the day going to a nearby beach accessible by a short hike. The beach was small, secluded and deserted, a stark contrast to the sprawling and busy Copacabana beach. If you haven’t read about our first days […]

Paraty, Cachaça Maria Izabel and Trindade


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Traveling to Rio with a baby started a little shaky as we missed our flight out of Denver and almost missed our flight again out of Miami, but in hindsight it was actually a lot easier than we thought. Our trip to Brazil this year was a mix of family/attending […]

Traveling to Rio with a Baby