Ultimately, the 8 boxes at home could burn to the ground tomorrow, and I’d still be filled with joy! I am spending a magical time abroad, not tied to a mortgage or car payment, by choice. My work office is located where I want to be located anywhere across the globe. Presently that home office happens to be in a country estate full of really cool stuff! I get to use top of line home appliances after all. Yet when I am done playing house and want to see another part of the world, I get to kiss this cozy, fully-equipped home good-bye, and venture into a new home, use someone else’s cool stuff, and truly hang on to my most precious, joy-inducing items: memories, family, and travel.
Archives for November 2017
|Old train track on Ometepe Island.
We’re wrapping up week four in beautiful Granada, Nicaragua. By the weekend, we will have arrived in San Juan del Sur, a go-to beach destination competing with near-by Costa Rica at a fraction of the cost. This after having spent a handful of nights on twin volcano island, Ometepe. These three spots, and the country’s capital of Managua, are a small glimpse of the entire country. More of the county’s best destinations still hover well below many traveler’s radars.
Vista Managua for the city life, large scale commercial appeal, and lakefront attractions. Managua does an amazing job keeping its city clean and inviting. Security guards in public spaces are quick to correct patrons disturbing the landscape or cleanliness.
|Three of five Queventurers ready to jump into Lake Nicaragua at Sunset. Photo taken from Ometepe Island.
San Juan del Sur: for the beach scene, oceanfront accommodations, and as an affordable Costa Rica alternative. We look forward to spending a handful of days tanning on the beach and swimming in the clear blue sea. Planning to also take in the amazing view from “El Cristo de Misericordia” overlooking the beach…
Have any questions for us about Nicaragua or any other destination on our Queventure route, so far: Puerto Rico > Belize > Southern Mexico > Mexico City > Guatemala, feel free to ask in the comment section below…
They will have their moments of nostalgia of course. The best we can do is express love while assuring them their feelings matter. When they miss home we also always remind them of all that ties us back. The kids keep in touch with pen pals in the U.S. Our oldest has an iPod to FaceTime with classmates. Plus, there’s always the classic telephone call easily connecting us to loved ones. My kids could use the practice developing proper phone etiquette in a text-messaging world.
In those early years of motherhood, I always proclaimed the basics with a twist… “I want them to be happy and I want them to be truly global citizens.”
|Fitting right in strolling through beautiful (and colorful) Granada, Nicaragua.