Welcome to Belfiore.land, 2020 edition — home of the happiest touring family on Earth. Follow along as we leave work and school in the Seattle-area for a four-month journey around the world. NO WAIT… COVID. Can you spell “RV”?

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Road Trip 2020 (#$% COVID)

Air Travel in the Age of COVID-19: Puerto Rico, Diving and Puppies

I recommend you avoid United Airlines. I mean our flight to Florida was so packed it might’ve just been a “normal” flight if everyone wasn’t wearing masks.  And I’m not talking about the “normal” of COVID-19 flying… no I’m talking about what was normal six months ago.  I was hoping nobody would sit in the … Continue reading Air Travel in the Age of COVID-19: Puerto Rico, Diving and Puppies

Struggling through Utah’s National Parks

Today I am going to be talking about some of the hikes and beautiful sites we saw in Utah (essentially the worst parts of our trip). I will talk about the Delicate Arch, the Double Arch, Mesa Arch and the sunset, and the Little Wild Horse slot canyon. Arches National Park: Delicate Arch

Utah Rocks!

We’ve done a lot of interesting things all around Utah’s rocks including Via Ferratas, an off-roading jeep tour, and exploring the amazing towers of Goblin Valley state park. We enjoyed great views of rock formations and canyons and got to experience their beauty first hand while climbing all over them…. and sometimes even jumping off! … Continue reading Utah Rocks!

RV Life Part II: Driving, Sleeping, and the Godawful Stenches that make you Sick

So far, I have to admit.  RV life hasn’t really been what I expected at the beginning of our adventure.  It really has had its twists and turns (figuratively and literally) every day. So instead of writing a “typical” blog post, I’m gonna do a Q&A. How do you feel about riding in the RV … Continue reading RV Life Part II: Driving, Sleeping, and the Godawful Stenches that make you Sick

Yellowstone Wildlife: America’s Serengeti

There are many different kinds of wildlife in Yellowstone including, bison, wolves, badgers, elk, bears, birds, squirrels, wolverine, lynx, pronghorns, Meese, mountain lions, coyote, and more. Sometimes, you see them from a distance minding their own business, sometimes you see their young almost drown, and sometimes, very rarely, you see them attacking our own species.  … Continue reading Yellowstone Wildlife: America’s Serengeti

One Month Back at Home.

As of today, we’ve been back at home for one whole month. In this blog post I will talk about how the family is dealing with quarantine. What it’s like being at home with your family? Is it annoying? Is it enjoyable? It’s nice to be around family most of the time but sometimes it’s … Continue reading One Month Back at Home.

Mom has COVID-19. Life quarantined just got more complicated…

I remember waking up one day for school back in November or December and seeing a breaking news article about a new virus that appeared in China.  When I read that article, I read it more for its entertainment value, rather than reading it out of real concern.  I don’t really like biology that much, … Continue reading Mom has COVID-19. Life quarantined just got more complicated…

London: the beginning or the end? Time to go home.

Our visit to London was a rollercoaster. As our first stop, it naturally was difficult– adjusting to the time change, accepting the fact that we were going to be with each other for a long time, starting homeschooling, and all the normal unknowns of traveling. However, this visit came with a slightly unexpected challenge: the … Continue reading London: the beginning or the end? Time to go home.

Belfiores-in-Europe vs COVID: 4th-down… punt coming.

We’re getting plenty of people asking us questions about COVID-19 and our trip… we figured it’s best to just tell the story here… there’s “good news” and “bad news”. (Quotes intended for ironic effect.) First.. the Good News We’ve been having a very nice time in London, where the city is vibrant, active … everything … Continue reading Belfiores-in-Europe vs COVID: 4th-down… punt coming.

Video: Last day at home

Today (Sunday) was our last day at home.. we’re packing, cleaning-up, getting our last work done, eating sushi & mexican food (kids request) … and we decided it’d be a fun idea to capture everyone’s thoughts and feelings before we fly out of here tomorrow. Enjoy…

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Big Trip 2015

Four-and-a-half years ago we pulled our kids out of 6th Grade and 2nd Grade … for a 9-month trip around the world.

We toured the eastern USA … spent 4-months on Semester at Sea, a college study-abroad program that functioned as a “floating classroom” … and wandered on our own for another 3 months through Europe.

We homeschooled our kids … rode camels… ate mopani worms and puffin.   We reached Barfcon 12.   

It was truly amazing! Click the links at right to learn more.

Big Trip 2015
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