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Hi, I’m Abby, a thirty-something mom who lives in sunny San Diego with my handsome husband, Bo, and adorable son, Austin.

Growing up in Minnesota, I always wanted to permanently escape the cold climate and live somewhere warm. So, I decided to go to college in Southern California, where I met my incredible husband. The rest is history. We have lived all over California but keep finding our way back to San Diego.

I have a masters degree in Spanish education, but I left teaching to pursue my real passions–spending time with my family and traveling the world! I believe two of the greatest lessons I can teach my son are that loving relationships are more important than material things and that adventures are the best way to learn.

Family of three sitting on the beach, while mom and dad tickle the little boy who is laughing

Over the years, I have visited a number of countries, lived with an indigenous tribe on a remote island, backpacked across Europe, and laid on some of the world’s prettiest beaches. But nothing compares to watching my son explore this world’s natural wonders, discover beauty in every destination, and develop loving relationships around the globe. Making these memories TOGETHER is what I cherish most!

Little boy playing with beach toys
Little boy smiling in front of water fountain

My desire for this blog is twofold:

1. Inspire you to explore this beautiful world with those you love in order to create experiences, share stories, and develop relationships that are far more valuable than anything money can buy. 

2. Reflect upon our collection of experiences with the hope that one day my children will look back and remember all they learned from the world and its amazing people. 

I look forward to having you join our journey and discover that it’s Worth Every Trip!

Fill your life with ADVENTURES, not things. Have stories to tell not stuff to show.”

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