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Snapshot from the life

A couple of nights ago, we were treated to another lovely sunset… I remembered to get the camera out on time. Niall and Mairen were soaking it up from the bow.

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You have to be rich to go cruising?

One of the biggest misconceptions of cruising is that you have to be rich to realize the dream. It’s just not true. Sure, it can be very expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. There are cheap ways to go as well, but most importantly: anybody can do it. It has far more to do […]

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Comfort food

I try to restrain myself, really, but I’m incredibly food centric. What we eat, where it comes from, the literal flavors of an experience… after my family, it would be fair to say that my life revolves around food. Living in Mexico this past year has meant a world of new things to try, new […]

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What on earth do the kids do? Version 42.

Mostly, they have a lot of fun, making the most of their environment. After a morning in Chamela that involved a little too much excitement (Capaz discovered their anchor had wrapped around a sunken panga, and had to untangle it by hand- freediving in 30′ of water), Jamie brought the kids from around the anchorage […]

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More indelible memories

We had an amazing opportunity this past week: hands on participation in the release of endangered turtle hatchlings. Thanks to the effort of local volunteers and a small nonprofit, Olive Ridley turtles nesting on beaches in Banderas Bay have a stunningly better chance at survival. Nestled between mega resorts outside of Puerto Vallarta, a glorified […]

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Living the lush life in La Cruz

Pardon the radio silence, but Totem has somewhere between 1) insanely busy with, and now recovering from, the holidays and visitors and 2) soaking up the lush beauty that is La Cruz. I’m offering this bit of visual candy as a kind of apology. Thanks to an extended Pineapple Express weather system (yes, they affect […]

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Indelible memories

Our travels opened opportunities to create some amazing memories with our children. This past week, one such gift came in the form of an encounter I’m not sure any of us will forget: holding month-old tiger cubs at the Vallarta zoo. Their bellies full after guzzling down bottles of formula, the cubs were undeniably adorable. […]

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Visitors

We’ve longed for friends & family to visit, to share the beauty of Mexico and a peek into our nomadic life. Our wishes were answered in a big way this past week! First were our old neighbors from Bainbridge Island. Although Jocelyn and I are SURE we were on a soccer field in Jakarta together […]

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Goodbye, Baja- hello, mainland Mexico!

Here’s a little catch-up on the path of Totem. I had fun queuing up pictures and notes to post automatically while we’ve been away from the internet for the last couple of weeks (thank you, Blogger). We’re happy to be mostly staying in one place for the next month. Making the jump from Baja over […]

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things I’m loving… again!

A mellow, peaceful Thanksgiving with friends… and so many reasons to be grateful! Jamie, me, and Jesse (s/v Francis Lee) Brad & PJ

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