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?

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?

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

World Odyssey - New Years Visit!

Semester at Sea: One door closes and another one opens

When we left home, we knew we'd need to call some audibles along the way given the COVID-19 situation. And our need to be flexible has started earlier than we would have guessed! Semester at Sea (SAS) recently announced that-- based on advisories issued by the State Department and CDC-- the current voyage would be … Continue reading Semester at Sea: One door closes and another one opens