As a family, we’ve been to Costa Rica, Argentina, Uruguay, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Montenegro, France, England, Ecuador, Iceland, Morocco, Nepal, Cuba, Mexico, and Peru. When Beija was born, our first several years were essentially survival. It took until Beija was three before our heads rose above the mounds of diapers and pureed carrots and we noticed that we were long overdue for an adventure. The landscape looked very different now that we were parents. But we figured out how to have it all.
We overcame the challenges of safety, time, and money and so can you. We realized that by making travel a priority we were doing our best parenting and giving Beija a great gift.
Where are we going next? A New Years Travel Camp in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Beija is 13 years old and has been to more than 20 countries. Fearless. Smart. Brutally honest. (And sometimes a bit sassy.) She loves playing sports (as long as it’s with a team), and has spent years playing soccer for local Seattle clubs. She plays piano and sings, gravitating toward Adele, Lianne La Havas, and Meghan Trainor. She listens to Country music. And she loves to draw powerful young women in Manga drawings.
Kymber has Masters degrees in Clinical Psychology and Public Policy and Governance. She loves her job leading a team of auditors for local government but regularly heeds the call of the open road. Kymber has worked as a consultant, analyst, psychotherapist, and teacher, among other things. Kymber is committed to helping kids on a path of global citizenship, local food security, and community capacity building. Read more about Kymber here…
Jay loves photography, travel, meeting new people, eating new foods, writing music, and learning languages. After his first overseas trip in high school, he worked as a camp counselor, horse wrangler, and Peace Corps Volunteer in Bolivia. After a PhD in Linguistics and university teaching, he worked 12+ years in the tech industry, curiously working in a range of roles related to language-related issues, speech technology, and video streaming. After a year of teaching Spanish at Washington Middle School in Seattle, he’s now the full-time Chief Fun Officer for Riveted Kids. He’s also a songwriter and musician playing in an upbeat Northwest American rock band – The Brooders.
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