About Heidi

Heidi has a passion for travel and has been exploring the world with her husband and 2 kids, since August 2012. She's visited more than 50 countries and loves to write about their family adventures, mishaps and costs. She has been an inspiration to others wanting to live their dreams. Her travel tips, planning posts, cost breakdowns, accommodation, and product reviews are also very popular. Her current home base is in Spain.

Speaking Spanish Update: After 4 Months Of Studying

Guess what time it is?  It is time for us to give you an update on what we have been doing to improve Speaking Spanish!

Two Americans Speaking Spanish after 4 months of focused efforts towards learning Spanish and becoming more fluent. Check out the progress on video!

Remember our initial post, back at the end of November, with the goal of making it to Pueblo Español?  Oh and the video update of us speaking Spanish at the end of February?  Well, here we are at the end of May and we figured you were due another update of our progress.  Yes, there is another video.  As much as we don’t like speaking Spanish on video, it kind of needs to be done.  Thanks to all of you for asking questions and holding us accountable.

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10 Exciting Reasons To Visit Jamaica, Just The Parents

We know you work hard to provide a great life for the family.  When it comes to the few weeks vacation you have each year, you do your best to balance entertainment for the kids and some relaxing time for the parents.  It’s great fun to have a vacation with the family, guys or girls, but you also need to fuel the family foundation.  Why not visit Jamaica for a couples vacation?  We have been to Jamaica several times and we have also scheduled other parents only vacations in the Caribbean.

Visit Jamaica for amazing beaches, sand, watersports and more.

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One Of The Best Tiny House Villages!

When we mentioned to a good friend we were going to be visiting Aberdeen, she was so excited.  Of course she mentioned all of the standard sights to see, but there was also one special place which was a must see.  It sounded adorable and apparently is one of the best tiny house villages around.

One Of The Best Tiny House Villages! Footdee Aberdeen is full of charm and history. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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Get To Know The Real San Francisco – Nature In the City

Oh this city is magical, you could spend an entire week here or just sample a few days.  This was home to me for many years and even after all of my travel it is still my favorite city in the world.  One reason I love it so much is the diversity which can be found all in a walk and all in one day.  I will share with you some of my favorite places so you can get to know the real San Francisco.

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This Will Make You Understand The Path To Speaking Spanish

The new year has begun and with that, we have set some personal goals and we have a fairly clear path to Pueblo Español.  As we confessed earlier, Alan and I need to step it up a notch when it comes to speaking Spanish.  We shared all of our rational and excuses as to why we aren’t better Spanish speakers, but it needs to stop!  We have an opportunity to work with Pueblo Español this year and we don’t want to mess that up!  Just a reminder, we need to be at least intermediate level with our Spanish, in order to attend Pueblo Español.

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For A Memorable Experience Explore Barcelona By Bike!

We are all aware that Barcelona is a beautiful city with marvelous architecture with sublime weather, that is why if you want to enjoy the view you need to stay above ground.  You can go for a walk, but why not see Barcelona by bike?  Explore Las Ramblas, the Ciutadella Park and what better than to cycle down the Barceloneta?  I bet this would help create some unforgettable experiences.
Barcelona by bike - City center - Las Ramblas

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Top 15 Things To Do In Edinburgh With Teens!

We had a wonderful family Christmas in Edinburgh with Grandma Linda.  It was an amazing week and we want to share what we feel are the top 15 things to do in Edinburgh with teens!  Alright, you caught me, Anya is only 12, but she is just as teen as they come.  Many of these activities are specific to the Christmas season, but there are also plenty which are available year-round.

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