littleashleigh A little slice of Pereira. Realized I didn't post many pictures of our few days in this nice town and that's really a shame! Sometimes I get caught up in looking around and just forget about photos, especially when our time is short somewhere. (Luckily hubby snapped a few if you'd like to see @travelninjaguide) Pereira was our first stop in Colombia and we felt very welcomed. Scenery and architecture wise, it reminds me a little of San Francisco and San José, Costa Rica. On Sunday, the parks were full of families, bike rides, fitness classes, and adorable doggie play dates. It was so festive it actually made me teary! (Missing Chicago a little. OK, a lot. And anything that remotely reminds me of it makes me emotional... anyhooo... ) Trend spotting = long, straight, healthy hair on the ladies. And I do mean loooong! (Like waist length, but very chic!) So excited to spend next month exploring this beautiful country! If anyone has and Bogota or Medellin tips send 'em my way! 4h

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littleashleigh Blurry, bad plane pic because we're leaving Pereira, next stop.. Bogota! (And thankful for flights that coincide with nap time 😴) #travelingTimchenkos #travelingwithkids 4h

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littleashleigh Liking the flower situation in Pereira, Colombia. #flowers #pretty 2d

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littleashleigh Yesterday vibes. 🚁
Airports + Airplanes = All Day. #travelingTimchenkos
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  •   thisfreebird Look at her! 4d
  •   jenncamp31 @littleashleigh so are you guys living all over or just traveling around? 3d
  •   wheretopeanut Your little girl looks quite comfortable hehe! Safe travels. 3d
  •   littleashleigh @jenncamp31 both? We planned to settle in Costa Rica last July but after 3 months we decided we wanted to travel more while she's still little. We're trying to do a month(ish) each place now to make it a little easier, but basically on the move! 3d
  •   littleashleigh @101thingsilove @wheretopeanut I got lucky and caught the 2.5 seconds she was still from the entire day. Shew, 1 is tiring... 😴 3d
  •   sweetestsouthernsoulblog I love your Instagram! I think it's absolutely AWESOME that you travel with your baby! I have always wanted to do that!! I'm excited to follow your future adventures! :) 2d
  •   littleashleigh @sweetestsouthernsoulblog how sweet of you! I'm a southern soul, too, from Tennessee! Traveling with a little one is very different than before, but seeing it all through her eyes is pretty spectacular! (Just a lot more tiring! 😴) Glad we connected!! 2d
  •   victoriarose234 She's adorable! 12h

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littleashleigh Goodbye, Granada. I'll miss strolling your colorful streets, but looking forward to a break from the heat. Colombia, here we come! (Anyone have any tips for Pereira, Bogota, or Medellin??) 5d

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littleashleigh Packing day! Wrapping up our month in Nicaragua and heading to Colombia tomorrow! If you've ever wondered what three people sharing one suitcase looks like, well, here ya go. We each have a row (which is probably more than most travel families, but it *is* me we're talking about) and the space left on top is for toiletries, shoes, and toys. This, two backpacks, and one ukulele is how we roll! 🛄🚁 5d
  •   aaronwbryant Cool! 4d
  •   addytravel This is amazing and I'm sure I could never manage it! Question, how do you manage when traveling in colder weather? 3d
  •   littleashleigh @addytravel so far we've only been in warm weather spots, we have a pair of jeans each and a couple long sleeve tops just in case but for the most part we're trying to time it for "summers" for the next little bit. I think we maxed out our quota of being cold living in Chicago for 10 years, the break has been nice! 🌞 3d
  •   littleashleigh @valeriefidan haha the old me (pre one year old) would have color organized it, too. Too many years in retail! But I pick my battles now... 3d
  •   addytravel @littleashleigh That is awesome, I love seeing how people pack! I'm still not sure we could manage 1 suitcase for warm travel, but cooler temps, forget it! This is inspiring though, I'll try to follow suit on our next pack! 3d
  •   littleashleigh @addytravel it's tough, I did it all wrong the first time but getting better. Happy travels! 3d
  •   ashermariecollection Absolutely amazing and inspiring!!!! 2d
  •   victoriarose234 Wow! Impressive!! 12h

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littleashleigh Last August in Granada, we took a photo in this exact same spot. Evelina was 9 months old and a little butterball of fun. Now she's a walking, "talking" toddler with a personality bigger than I ever could have imagined. Five months, just five!, and even though she's the same, everything is so different. This parenting things is by far the coolest thing I've ever experienced. 1w
  •   ciara_brewer 🏻🏻 7d
  •   honeybeeboutique obsessed! 6d
  •   jocelyn.yates I love this!!! 6d
  •   mz_ksims 5d
  •   chic_boston_mama Isn't it amazing. These little humans are the best! 5d
  •   littleashleigh @chic_boston_mama it's really indescribable. I have 7 (!) pregnant friends right now and I've yet to be able to put it all in words for them. Truly amazing! 5d
  •   chic_boston_mama You hit the nail right on the head, there are no words for how much love and joy they bring us. I miss her as a tiny babe so much but in all honesty every stage has been incredible. 5d
  •   littleashleigh Yes! @chic_boston_mama glad I'm not the only one. I think I'll always miss the tiny times but every day is a new amazing adventure :) 5d

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littleashleigh The Secret Garden. #granadanicaragua 1w

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littleashleigh We sniff every flower, feel every texture, splash every puddle. This is one. Dirty, exhausting, amazing. P. S. If you find yourself in Granada, this hotel restaurant has 2 for 1 drinks from 3-6pm with free yucca chips and reeeally good tapas!) One of my favorite eats in town! Also, it's pretty. #Granada 1w

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littleashleigh This morning I'm going to savor this cup of coffee, catch up on some memories, and paint my nails. Ha ha just kidding, I have a one year old! Happy Saturday, loves! 2w
  •   littleashleigh @packthepassports I've skipped a few chunks (like when we lived in the Costa Rican jungle for 2 months and I didn't take it out the Ziploc because it would have mildewed... Ick! ) and usually end up doing a week or so at a time but I'm glad for what I've got! I wish I could be that "write in it every night before bed" person but.. No. 2w
  •   araeheyrae Saw this at Target the other day and almost bought it! Im 10 years in, I should have started sooner! 2w
  •   littleashleigh @araeheyrae I don't think it's ever too late! 2w
  •   ericacelina I thought you were serious and was growing insanely jealous until that last part... Haha 2w
  •   littleashleigh @ericacelina a mom can dream ... 💭 2w
  •   moments_of_yugen Thanks for following @littleashleigh 2w
  •   aldridgemelanie I think I'll sit in front of a computer today, getting depressed with every keystroke....Happy Monday, everyone! 1w
  •   littleashleigh @aldridgemelanie ugh, enjoy as best you can! Four more days till Friday... 😕 1w

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littleashleigh Smiles for the weekend! 2w

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littleashleigh All the pretty horses... Evelina is obsessed with the horses here in Granada. Every time one passes by (which is often!) we stop, wave, and make "clop clop" noises like their hooves. The people riding wave back and she smiles the hugest smiles. Traveling with a little one makes you notice things you might not normally pay much attention to. Pretty swell. #Granada #Nicaragua #travel #carriageride 2w

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littleashleigh Current #goals. Keep her from putting gross things from the ground in her mouth. 2w

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littleashleigh That sun flare got me like 🌞🌞🌞 2w
  •   littleashleigh @joellajacobs sure will! 2w
  •   joellajacobs Fab 2w
  •   joellajacobs Do you fancy meeting up? I flt out on Sunday so I'm going to have all of Saturday in Granada. :) 2w
  •   littleashleigh @joellajacobs that would be lovely! We have no plans, and we'll have the little one, but we're up from whatever! Anything you had in mind or didn't have a chance to do yet? 2w
  •   joellajacobs @littleashleigh Great! Ooh I don't know- I honestly don't mind at all. Whatever works well for you guys and the little one is fine with me. 2w
  •   littleashleigh OK, we'll put on our thinking caps! @joellajacobs 2w
  •   joellajacobs @littleashleigh Great! I'm just winding down now so really don't mind- whatever you guys feel up to. Even just a coffee, or happy to do more if you think of something. Can't believe how fast these few weeks have gone! But it also feels like I've been in Nicaragua forever! 2w
  •   littleashleigh @joellajacobs alright, I'll talk it over with the hubs and message you shortly. The time does fly but yet also feel like. With kids they say, "the days are long but the years are short", I feel the same about travel! 🚁 2w

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littleashleigh This girl: is 13 months old, gives the best hugs, laughs like her dad, smiles with her eyes, waves at the horse carriages (every.single.one), has 8 teeth, loves fruit smoothies, says "uh oh" but it's more like "oh, oh", does the cutest bouncy dance, is my favorite. #tinytraveler #EvelinaGrace 3w

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littleashleigh I kind of love how in Granada you can just walk up to a pretty little random window like this and buy a snack or a bottle of water. Many families run small "shops" from their living room window or gated front door, you just stand outside and tell them what you'd like. Business hours depend on when someone's home, and the selection is usually pretty small. There might be a small handwritten sign with a few details, like "agua aquí", or not. Quite the contrast from running into Target or a 7/11! (Although, there *is* a gas station in town called the Super 7 that contains a small deli. Apparently it's one of the most popular "restaurants" for a quick lunch!) 3w

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