Tag: food


A Scrumptious Hibernation in Nelson, New Zealand Education / Family / Food / Music / New Zealand / Personal / Travel

Believe it or not, we’re homebodies. It may seem paradoxical that we’re also long-term traveling, worldschooling adventurers. Those things don’t typically go together, do they? But for us, they seem to work out quite magically. I’m reminded of the hobbits in Lord of the Rings. They aren’t necessarily wired for adventures, but some find travel to be invaluably “precious” in their journey through life. We see worldschooling as a...

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Home-basing in Nelson, New Zealand New Zealand / Travel

Kia Ora! Nau mai! We’re so glad you made it to our first New Zealand installment. Settling into a new country is always an adventure for our family. The fun, and sometimes the frustration, all come as part of this process of discovery. We never really know what to expect, so it always turns into an interesting combination of surprises. Air New Zealand Just for...

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Bali / Family / Finances / Indonesia / Personal / Travel

In my latest video, I share practical tips for living in Bali. If it’s your first visit, you may be wondering how to obtain a visa, where to find accommodation, what medical care is available, and how to use the local currency. I cover all of this, and more. I hope after watching, you’ll understand that travel doesn’t need to be intimidating. There are people...

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Playing House in Victoria Canada / Family / Travel / 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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First Timers in France, Part One France / Travel

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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San Sebastian, Spain Barcelona / Spain / Travel

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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Savoring Singapore Education / Singapore / Travel

After so much traveling before we came back to Bali this last time, we decided we wanted to keep our visa run as short, sweet, and simple as possible, while also acquiring a social visa for Bali. This way we are able to stay put for a while and also continue the finishing touches and organization of settling into our new home. So, off to Singapore we...

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Highlights of Bangkok Thailand Bangkok / Thailand / Travel

We recently had a wonderful week in Bangkok, and kept busy with plenty of fun activities. Here are the highlights: Thai Food I’m in love with Thai food! Ever since we got to Thailand, I’ve been eating curry at least once every day. The taste and quality vary with each restaurant, but my favorites so far have been the red curry and masaman curry. I...

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How Healthy Can You Eat? Food / Personal

Ever since we read the book In Defense of Food and watched the documentary Food, Inc. a couple years ago, our family has been trying to eat more healthy. As much as possible we avoided processed foods and began to give up our boxed breakfast cereals (most of the time), pre-packaged meals of all kinds, and anything with ingredients like high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated...

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Small Town Osaka Japan Japan / Osaka

We waited until the last minute to book our hotel in Japan during the cherry blossom season, which isn’t a good idea if you want to have your pick of hotels near the action. Fortunately, we didn’t want to be in the city anyway. We wanted to see what living in the Japanese countryside was like. And we found the perfect place. We’ve been staying...

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