Saying goodbye is hard to do. Last week my grandma Hagedorn passed away. She was 97 and a half years old – a beautiful woman, deeply special to me and with so many talents. Life is like a patchwork quilt, And each little patch is a day. Some patches are rosy, happy and bright, And… Read More Eight Bells* for Florence Marie
SOCIALIZATION. When talking about our travel school, often someone will comment to us in a hushed tone, “But what about socialization?”… I cringe at the question, but understand the concern. Children are inherently social creatures and luckily ours make friends of every age, color, religion and nationality wherever we go. Travel-Schooling for us, involves about seven… Read More About Socialization
Travel-School means we experience a lot of freedom in our days. We can choose if we want our school-days to be more structured (as they are lately) or rife with adventure. Some of our days are not much unlike a ‘regular school’ day, in that we start early and work our way through subject, after subject. Some… Read More Every Piece Counts
“How our lives turn and turn. Things come that we never would have predicted for ourselves or even guessed at. And yet they change us forever.” – Paula McLain, Circling the Sun We are acutely aware that our nomadic living/learning life is no longer an experiment – we want to continue travel-schooling and adventuring F O… Read More Love Changes Everything
Over the past few weeks, we have felt a need for quiet reflection and being with nature. Cortado has been the perfect place to do this. We have worked so hard to get here – this magical place of low-stress, high-energy and uninterrupted adventure. Our mission is to extract the good from each day and learn all we can… Read More Hope, Change and Happy Thanksgiving!
The wonderful things in life are the things you do, not the things you have. – Reinhold Messner “We believe that true wealth is defined by the experiences we have and the people we share them with” says our own mvCortado captain and best-dad-ever Tony Rey. When Tony first started his business, Rey Sailing, Inc, he was the only… Read More Wealth is Not About Things you Own – It’s About Things you Do
Reading is an all-consuming pastime for our family. We devour books individually, but travel-schooling has allowed us the chance to read together as well. WE LOVE THIS. When we read together, we find so many instances to relate literature to our daily lives. Our dinner-time discussions are rich with literary reference and empathy towards characters in real-life. Current… Read More You Are What You Read