Exploring American History in Philadelphia - The Outside & In

As I mentioned in the post outlining our itinerary in Washington D.C., part of the vacation involved taking the train to Philadelphia. Since the boys had a) never been on a train before or b) ever been to Philadelphia, we decided to include it as part of our American History trip. Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train makes exploring the cities in the Northeast so easy. The train ride from D.C. to Philadelphia was just two hours and seamless! What a difference… Read more »

6 Days in Washington D.C. with Kids - The Outside & In

We recently got back from our family’s summer vacation: a week in Washington D.C. and Philadelphia. Our boys are 8 and 9 years old, so we are finally at the age where they can start appreciating a visit like this. If you have considered taking your school-age kids to visit D.C., I would definitely encourage you to make it happen. There is so much to do in Washington D.C. Although we spent 6 days in D.C. and 2 in Philadelphia,… Read more »

March Favorites - The Outside & In

Hi friends! I hope all is going well in your world. Last month we went on a family road trip for Spring Break. The boys got to see snow coming down, which, for Florida people is a big deal. The cherry on top is that on the way home we picked up our new puppy! “Doug” joined our family last month and he has been such a good, chill little guy. Thank goodness for that! Wait til he eats one… Read more »

3 Nights in the Peruvian Rainforest - The Outside & In

I am glad to be finally posting a recap of our time in the Peruvian rainforest a few weeks ago. Before Christmas gets here I wanted to share some pictures of where we stayed, what we did and some overall thoughts on the experience. How did we end up in the rainforest over Thanksgiving weekend? Well, first, I am from Peru and still have quite a bit of family living there. My aunt Pierina and I were talking last year, and… Read more »

Exploring Downtown Gainesville - The Outside and In

I recently spent several days exploring downtown Gainesville while my kids were attending science camp at the Cade Museum of Creativity and Invention. The weeklong day camp lasted from 9am-2pm, so instead of driving back to Ocala, I decided to stay in Gainesville during that time. I am so glad I did because I found several new (to me) spots to share with you today. While Gainesville is only 35 minutes from Ocala, it has such a different vibe. Because it… Read more »