• Long Term Travel

    Learning Spanish… It’s No Walk in the Park

    Before coming to Panama I knew no Spanish… Zip, zilch, zero… NONE. I took French in high school and I hardly remember any of it so I didn’t even have that going for me. Our decision and preparations to come down were such a whirlwind that I didn’t have much time to start any kind of study to learn Spanish before we left, and oh how I wish I did! Not being able to communicate was one of my biggest frustrations when we first settled here. My husband had a basic understanding and knowledge of Spanish and luckily could help us get by in most situations. Me however, I was…

  • Long Term Travel

    Top 3 Reasons to Start Long Term Travel Now

    Some people think we are crazy… actually most people I think. Why would we leave a “stable job”,  sell our house and long term travel with our two medically complex children for an undetermined amount of time? AND Why now? Danny and I have always wanted to not only travel but to live abroad. After Penny was born and diagnosed with GSD, we thought our dreams may never become a reality. Navigating the world of a “new to us” rare liver condition that involved constant care was scary and all we wanted to do was to keep her safe. As the days and the months went on, we adapted to our…