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November 3, 2014
Día de Muertos

Día de Muertos: Looking Death in the Face, as a Family

Visiting the Manzanillo square, the flicker of hundreds of votive candles ushered in the first night of the Día de Muertos, the Day of the Dead, […]
October 23, 2014
Girl baby

Government Hospital in Belize: a horrific birth story

Stacey-jean assists Veronica (not her real name) as she labors in horrific conditions at a government hospital in Belize. Prelude The below story is graphic and […]
October 16, 2014
Eating With Your Hands

Filipino Eating Etiquette, Kamayan Style: the proper way to eat with your hands

Filipino Eating Etiquette: meeting the Filipino in-laws I was meeting my soon-to-be-fiance’s parents for the first time. Brent is a first-generation American, raised by Filipino parents. […]
October 12, 2014
National Geographic Travelers of the Year

National Geographic Travelers of the Year

We were STRESSED out of our minds just before we were selected as one of this year’s National Geographic Travelers of the Year.  We were  worldschooling […]
October 6, 2014
Jungle swing

Amish and Mennonites in Belize Departing Into the Jungle

My story chronicles the plight of Amish and Mennonites in Belize as they depart their communities, starting over in the jungle. This is also the story […]
September 13, 2014
Family RV


When Brent and I married in 1998, we had decided ahead of time to take our first year off from outside commitments or even work.  The […]
September 13, 2014
Eating Street Food


Eating local will broaden your cultural understanding, delight your palate and save your budget. When you step away from the tourist establishments, you can enjoy (as […]