birthday Archives - Travel Deep and Wide

March 20, 2016
Turning Two

Turning Two: A Traveler’s Travails

Once upon a time, there was a traveling baby who turned two somewhere between Iceland and England. His mama was so busy with travel plans that […]
July 11, 2015
Cozumel: Mother-Daughter Getaway

A Mother-Daughter Cozumel Getaway

In our family, the thirteenth birthday is an important milestone. We marked our Hannah’s thirteenth with an all-out unforgettable mother-daughter Cozumel getaway. Goodbyes in Guadalajara Before […]
July 1, 2015
Coming of Age: Making the 13th Birthday Psecial on the Road

Coming of Age: Making the 13th Birthday Special on the Road

Our family’s birthday traditions spring from our cross-cultural experiences as singles. As a teenager, I took a mission trip to Jamaica, visiting and holding meetings in […]
February 5, 2015
McDonald's Birthday in Mexico

Why This Crunchy Mom Is Lovin’ It at McDonald’s in Mexico

McDonald’s Anyone? Why does a “crunchy mom” give her daughter a McDonald’s Birthday Party? The Urban dictionary defines crunchy moms this way: Mother who supports homebirth, […]
December 17, 2014
Volcano summit

Volcano Nevado de Colima in Mexico: Eye-to-Eye Two Miles High

Sj and I celebrate each child’s birthday with an adventurous experience. For Josiah’s 15th birthday, we decided that he and I, together with Hannah (age 12), […]
September 24, 2014
Howler Monkey

Howler Monkeys: How to Find Wild Monkeys in Belize–Community Baboon Sanctuary

In the thick of the Belizean rainforest, our children came face-to-face with Howler monkeys. Jeremiah’s two year-old birthday wish was to see a “mumeek” (monkey). At […]