Author Archives: Jennifer Pearce



Jennifer Pearce

Jennifer loves to breathe, read, write, travel, learn, sing, dance, eat, and practice mindfulness. She is currently residing in Ubud, Bali, and loves exploring new places with her family.

Colorful San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
in Family, Food, Mexico, Music, San Miguel

Colorful San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Arriving in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico precisely in time for Day of the Dead, we enjoyed an exceptionally festive atmosphere. But in reality, there’s always some sort of celebration happening in this colorful town. The residents are friendly, respectful, and welcoming of visitors. It has a safe, small-town feel, where people recognize each other and say ‘hola’ on the streets, but it’s large enough to...

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01 Feb 2016
The Nostalgia of Coming Home
in Family, Music, Personal, Travel, United States, Utah

The Nostalgia of Coming Home

We’ve made five visits back to Utah since we moved away six years ago, and our most recent stay was the longest and best yet! There are always an abundance of emotions to process for our traveling family surrounding the idea of “coming home”. What does that actually mean anyway? For us, amid all the places we’ve lived these past several years and with everything we’ve...

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21 Jan 2016
Life Without Instructions Unschooling Conference
in Education

Life Without Instructions Unschooling Conference

Even though we’ve been worldschooling/unschooling for many years, we’d never been to any kind of conference about it until recently; we just grew into this type of education gradually and naturally, because it was a good fit for our family and lifestyle. More importantly, traditional school or not, we’re all students of this miraculous existence we call life, and that process looks different for each...

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19 Dec 2015
Playing House in Victoria
in Canada, Family, Travel, Victoria

Playing House in Victoria

Ah, Victoria. You’re kind of our favorite. We spent July through September in this magical, perfect-sized, quaint, and oh-so-friendly place. It feels just like a warm hug with really delightful and cozy people. There’s seemingly always someone available to give you a smile, a helping hand, or a congenial chat. I’m beginning to think that many of the residents are actually angels incognito. I would go out...

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10 Dec 2015
Oaxacan black mole with cheese and dozens of other ingredients including chocolate, chili peppers, onions, and more at La Cocina restaurant in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
in Food, Mexico, San Miguel, Travel

Taste of San Miguel

One of our best-loved things about traveling to so many different places has been experiencing the culinary delights available in each one. We’ve been thoroughly enjoying Mexican cuisine ever since we first arrived in this festive country a couple of weeks ago, and it’s certainly one of our favorites! So, we thought we’d look into savoring a food tour while we’re here, and we enjoyed such a lovely...

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20 Nov 2015
Northwestern Delights
in Family, Oregon, Travel, Washington

Northwestern Delights

As you may recall, when we left Paris in July, we were headed to Seattle for a much anticipated visit with our Grandma Alli. Along the way, we flew through the Calgary airport, where many of the senior citizen employees were dressed in cowboy attire and welcomed us with a lively musical performance, complete with a lassoing of Marie at the end, and some gifts...

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11 Nov 2015
First Timers in France, Continued
in France, Travel

First Timers in France, Continued

After all the amazingness we experienced during the first part of our time in France, we were certainly looking forward to a bit of integration and downtime, and our next two destinations provided the perfect opportunities! Provence On our way further south, we stopped in Annecy for an afternoon and enjoyed the playground and beautiful views around the lake. Continuing our drive, we passed by some lavender...

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25 Aug 2015
First Timers in France, Part One
in France, Travel

First Timers in France, Part One

We’ve been looking forward to visiting France for quite a while, but we’ve also been a bit nervous, mostly because of our lack of knowledge with the language, and we also hoped the people would be friendly. As it turns out, we’ve never felt so welcomed in a new country before! We find itinerary planning to be very challenging at times, especially in a place...

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18 Aug 2015
San Sebastian, Spain
in Barcelona, Spain, Travel

Valencia to San Sebastian

Continuing our journey through Spain, we arrived in Valencia, where we were met with red wine, cured ham, and cheese, courtesy of Lorenzo, the owner of the apartment we were renting. Shortly after that, the girls from the Clark family showed up to share the apartment with us, and we all went out to dinner that night for tapas with our friends, Darcy and Katie,...

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23 Jul 2015
Adventures in Andalucía
in Andalucia, Spain, Travel

Adventures in Andalucía

We were so impressed by our visit to Barcelona last year, that within seven months we found ourselves back in Spain once again, this time beginning in the southern part. Brandon gave Emily some fun new trip planning and navigating responsibilities as well. Since we planned to stay a night in Bangkok to break up the journey, he put Emily in charge of working out the logistics...

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10 Jun 2015
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