Lessons learned while mothering and traveling in 2015.

Over the past year, I have traveled to more countries than I have in my entire life. 17 countries, 24 cities, and 4 continents to be exact. That’s a lot of traveling for me. And the boy went to 10 of those countries, and 12 cities with me. He’s one well-travelled kid. The beginning of my travel binge started when my grandmother passed away in the summer of 2014. I think it was just a tipping point for me to live my life and stop being a person who wished their life was different, but actually worked hard to make it…

I hate tours (but I keep going on them).

   The boy and I went on a tour yesterday to see the floating markets. In addition to the one we took to Phi Phi islands, was our first tour in a long time; not since the one we went on in China and I’m realizing why I decided I hated them so long ago. I tend to avoid these like the plague. Even when I see the most fabulous Groupon or Livingsocial deal that offers 9 days and 8 nights in a five star hotel in Bali, it usually comes with an itinerary that offers great and wonderful sights, but…