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Sabbatical 2017: Temporary Break…or New Beginning?

Sabbatical - noun: a rest from work, or a break, often lasting from two months to a year. From Latin: sabbaticus, from Greek: sabbatikos, from Hebrew: shabbat (i.e., Sabbath) or literally a "ceasing") To the surprise of many blog subscribers (and over 800 Instagram followers), a decision was recently made to take a break from teaching and traveling in Colombia. While the… Continue reading Sabbatical 2017: Temporary Break…or New Beginning?

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Happiness is a Hammock in Colombia

In the busyness of a fulfilling life - from doing work we enjoy to celebrating monumental moments to maintaining healthy relationships, perhaps one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves in our living is the luxury of a day off. If we can afford the time (and sometimes cost), there is often unbridled pleasure in just… Continue reading Happiness is a Hammock in Colombia

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Steady-Growing Sands of Playa Blanca

Living on the Caribbean coast of Colombia has it's advantages, like being less than an hour from paradise, notably the white sand beaches of Playa Blanca on Isla Barú. Each visit to this magical island often reminds the visitor of the beauty of nature and the ocean, even if for just one night. Traveling via… Continue reading Steady-Growing Sands of Playa Blanca