Something in the Air

We awoke that Saturday morning with a collective feeling of “blah”.  As a family, we are not generally inclined towards hypochondria, but the four of all either had a headache, stomach upset, or a strong case of the lazies.  Two of us awoke before dawn with the anxiety that sleep cut too short brings.  The…

Keeping the Kids Happy in Quito

I’m here to tell you – traveling with young children is not for the faint of heart. Exploring foreign lands can be stressful even without kids. You are faced with struggling to communicate for everyday necessities. You don’t know where the bathrooms are, or if there even are bathrooms. You’re not sure what to order…

The Panamanian Way?

I have traveled a bit in my life through various countries and locales and have always been a bit wary of taxi drivers, particularly when I stand out (whether through language, accent or clothing) as an obvious foreigner or tourist.  So as not to offend anyone, I won’t mention which specific countries I have had…