What not to pack? Your job! Working through your vacation is a surefire way to ruin the experience and return even more exhausted than you left. Whether you are answering emails and phone calls or worrying about whether everything is ok, the restorative power of your hard-earned vacation time is lost. Here are six ways to be here now.
In August we are headed to Oaxaca so we are busily reading books to build our Oaxaca reading list. We are taking Beija and her friend Pacifica on this trip. They’ll both be 12 when we set off and are great readers. They wrote some of the reviews for me – I am liking this approach! Our Oaxaca reading list has given me high anxiety about scorpions. We’ll see how it goes.
Renting a campervan in Iceland was one of the coolest experiences that I have had. To drive around the country with my parents in a van was super fun. And yes, it may be a bit more cramped and less glamorous than a hotel, but it is definitely worth it! Here are four reasons why:
We learned so much from our time in Morocco when Beija was 10. It was such a different culture and opened our eyes to new art, food, and social structures. I asked Beija what she liked most about Morocco and without hesitation she said, “camping in the desert, medinas, and the food.” So we’ll tell you how to get all that and more in the rest of this post.
I sometimes get asked – What camera did you use to get your pictures in Cuba? Or, what’s the best travel camera? Here I share the camera, lenses, and gear that I use when we’ve traveled most recently to Nepal and Cuba. You might just be curious about what technology I’ve used to capture my images. Or if you are looking for your own equipment, just take my insight as one point of view.