We just returned to The Netherlands after an 8 month stay in Costa Rica. We traveled four full days with two young children to get home. From Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in Costa Rica to its capital San José, and flew via Houston (sleep over)...

Many of our readers ask us if our children speak Spanish by now since we have spend so much time with them in Spanish speaking countries. In this blogpost we'd like to share our learnings and how we approached raising bilingual children. We have written...

We get this question often: 'when you move to a new place, how do you settle back in?' And: 'is it not tiring to 'start over' again and again? Are you not ready to just settle somewhere instead?' To start with the last question. Travel...

Time has come for us to start saying goodbye to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca and to Costa Rica for now after an explorative stay of a few months. Today we took Isa for the last time to her kindergarten, called Jardín Infantil Las Semillas, to...

One of the reasons for  us to go and live a while in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in  Costa Rica, is it's abundant wildlife. To feel closer to nature, to be in awe by it and  yes, it is a feeling you definitely get when...

The last two weeks we spend in Playa del Carmen, Mexico contemplating what to do with our second VW van, La Rojita. She has been with us for the past two years and what a great experience that has been! Taking us from Mexico all...

Since our daughter was born we also have been speaking Spanish with her in addition to the Dutch that is our own native language. We wondered how we had to raise a bilingual child in a monolingual household like ours? Because of our traveling lifestyle...

The summer months of 2018 we were in Holland and explored ways to actually live there as a family, while holding on to our own terms as much as we could. We run two companies remotely and have two young children to care for. We...

Isa loves to play outside, get dirty and be around animals. We thought it would be great for her to spend some time at a farm in the summer of 2018 while we would be in Holland. At a daycare / kindergarten farm in the...