Land. Sea. Repeat.

Fall in Newport is a dream… Gorgeous weather, dear friends, Sophia’s first Homecoming, and lots of fall baseball!  Life on land is good. As we are now well into our fifth year of home-schooling, I think we are solidly on our path.  However, in the true spirit of Travel-School, it is soon time to pick…

¿Habla español?

Travel-School 2018-2019 started early this year. Tony’s schedule was to race in the Mediterranean for most of the summer/fall and we love Spain, so we organized our late summer and early fall to be based here. We spent two weeks on Mallorca, followed by four weeks in Valencia. Our primary goal was for the kids…

Cortado-School on World History

“When you’re surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible”. This quote by fellow coffee-lover, Howard Shultz, speaks to the core by which our Cortado program thrives. We are all invested. The kids health and well-being, their school, the maintenance and safety of the boat, Tony’s work projects,…

Travel School 2015 – so far, so good!

So far this fall our Travel School has been spectacular. We started September 1st with two weeks of homeschool at home. Then, the field trips began!  Here is a partial list of where we have been so far this school year: Sophia and Oliver’s Travel School 2015 “Locations of Study” (as of 11/1/15) Portugal Centro…

Adventures in Alicante and Valencia

Post Granada we drove North and East through the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Alicante. First of all, did you know there is a Sierra-Nevada Mountain range in the west coast of the US and also a Sierra-Nevada Mountain range in Andalucia, Spain?  Until this trip, I am certain I thought they were one and the same….

Granada, Spain

After Seville, we pressed on to Granada, in particular, to see the Alhambra. We loved Granada. The city was impressive with an obvious and prevalent culture of family. People were out day and night together and enjoying family time. It was one of the most social Spanish cities we have seen and we loved it there.  Below is…

Spanish Adventure: Seville

Our journey to Spain this time began with an industrious few days of sightseeing and Flamenco in Seville. The city is vibrant and young, while its history is old, gorgeous, heavy. The interior roads of Seville are forbidden to cars (though some parts were open to taxis or horse-drawn carriages) so arriving to our apartment was…

Traveling is all about relationships.

We are so grateful for the relationships we have made over the years and treasure them. In the sailing world, these friendships are vital to living a quality nomadic life.  We feel comfortable traveling to so many places, because we know we will be seeing friends! This also opens up the world for the kids…

One Week, Three Countries: SPAIN

On Sunday morning we packed up and left Valencia amidst an enormous city-wide bike race. What a send-off! We drove north to Barcelona but diverted our cinque-cento (Fiat 500) to the mountains, up, up, up in a torrential rainstorm where all the cars seemed to be only coming down, down, down…. Arriving at Montserrat in…

Amigos y Aventuras en Valencia.

   Amigos y Aventuras… the very best part of traveling, is seeing old friends. We awoke early on the 22nd to take a short flight to Valencia, our old home. Valencia is a place we already love and know so well. It was a week of exploring the city with the kids and re-connecting them…