Family Sabbatical: discovering Uvita with kids

We spent the first week or so of our family sabbatical discovering some of the best things to do in Uvita with kids. Uvita sits on Costa Rica’s Costa Ballena (whale coast). It is known for the spit of land jutting out from the beach which looks like a whale’s tail, as well as forContinue reading “Family Sabbatical: discovering Uvita with kids”

A Family Sabbatical Planning Diary

As a family we set an intention to take the kids on a life-expanding experience. This journey may open up different avenues for them and perhaps affect their future choices as global citizens. You can read our planning story here, including early route ideas. You’ll see the contrast of the building excitement to dealing with the setbacks we faced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. As we ready ourselves to leave on 7 April 2021 we hope you’ll join us on our journey and follow along.

A Grand Adventure Plan

The Pan-American Highway. It’s one of those once-in-a-lifetime road trips on many people’s bucket lists. For us it was the spark of the idea for our Grand Adventure.

Mexico – where? how?

We are faced with a big question to answer as we plan the next stage of our trip. From Santa Monica, where should we head? The goal is Mexico, but which would be the best route? Do we stick to the PCH, head down the coast and into Baja California? Once there we’ll have toContinue reading “Mexico – where? how?”

Exploring from my desk

Research on our Grand Adventure seems to have taken a back-seat recently while normal life rolls on. Instead of looking into places to take the kids in Canada, I’ve been joining some of the greatest explorers in history as I research my next kids non-fiction book. I’ve attempted to find the northwest passage, seen kangaroosContinue reading “Exploring from my desk”