Bo has spent the past 7 years working for the ski area in Crested Butte as the Managing Broker for their real estate office, as well as starting up their Mountain Club. Jamie is a stay at home mom who takes on performances in musicals and Shakespeare at each opportunity.  Vaughn and Luke work hard at being young boys raised the the Rocky Mountains by skiing, hiking, biking, and quickly outpacing their parents in all areas.

We are a family of 4 ranging in age from 35 to 4 creating our own epic adventure in South America.  Follow this blog for all the details!


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  1. Bo and Jamie,

    Just read your blog, wow, you guys are doing it. I am so thrilled for you all. Way to go. Way to be courageous. Way to follow your hearts.

    I’m super jealous. Let us know if there is something we can do to help.

    We find the path by walking it.


  2. Parry Mothershead

    Bo and Jamie,

    Good on ya… It will be a life changing experience for all of you. In case you would like a contact in Ecuador, Bruce and Laurie Lakin, who live in CB part time and travel the world otherwise, are living in Ecuador right now. They have spent 2 years there in the past, becoming residents, and are living in Cuenca at this time. They can be contacted by Skype (free) with Skype name “blakin49” or email them at “blakin49@hotmail.com”. They are a wealth of information and have spent months traveling through South America in general.

    Parry Mothershead

  3. Hi Jamie if you are still interested in freelance writing please contact me at up2ualan@aim.com


  4. Bo and Jamie, I’m surprised our paths didn’t cross in 2012. We did our family sabbatical in Peru and Ecuador too. We have been back in NC a month now. Your experiences upon return resonate with mine. My husband and I are seasoned travelers and have worked internationally for years, but this was our first year abroad with our kids as teens. All the best to you in your new life as you build upon such a firm foundation. Abrazos, Carrie Wagner (www.GoGiveLearn.com)

    • Wow Carrie! Love reading your story as well. Thanks for sharing it!

      • Jamie and Bo,

        Would love to know how you are doing. Sounds like another move? We have managed to stay in Asheville. Bob started a new job in April. I am still pursuing some opportunities but have had several unrealized job applications. I’m still searching, but am starting to have peace with the process. We still treasure every moment of our year sabbatical, as I’m sure you guys do. All the best to you and your family.

        Carrie Wagner

  5. Hi Bo & Jamie,

    Stumbled upon this blog while researching for an upcoming trip in Colombia. Sounds like your family’s experience was absolutely wonderful! Your account of Taganga was especially welcome to me as it’s a place I’m eyeing for a longer stay (possibly as long as three months). I don’t suppose you could connect me to the folks you rented your apartment from during your stay there?

    All the best,

    • Hi! So excited to hear you are headed to Colombia, that country took our breath away – and there are so many more places we are hoping to go back and see there!

      I found a website for that apartment complex where we stayed: http://www.svahns.com/

      Have a safe trip and enjoy!

  6. Hi Jamie,

    You have a great blog! Thanks for sharing so much. We are a family of 4 (2 girls 6 and 8) from Boulder. We are currently living in Costa Rica for a year (feel free to check out our blog) and are visiting Cuenca right now looking at schools for this coming August.

    I’d love to hear more about your experience with school in Cotacachi and what you would recommend or not.

    We would love to meet other expat families and hear about their experiences here. Do you know of any other families here who would be willing to talk to us? We are looking at Cuenca and Cotacachi and will be there in Cotacachi in about 2 weeks.

    Thanks and good luck with your transition to Denver. We have always loved CB so can imagine its a hard place to leave.

    • Thanks! So excited for you to be exploring Ecuador with your family right now. I don’t know much about the schools in Cuenca, but we are friends with a family that sent their children to school there. They have a blog too, its http://wuweiwego.blogspot.com/ if you want to try and reach them. They’ve been home for a couple years now, but I think they still check that blog fairly often. You can also try and reach them at http://www.radicalfamilysabbatical.com/welcomegate — which is the new blog they started when the got back to the states.

      As for Cotacachi, the only school I would recommend is Las Lomas. Unfortunately, you have to go there to explore it because there really isn’t an online resource for much in Ecuador, housing or schools, as I’m sure you’re noticing. But Las Lomas was a great school in a lot of ways, and certainly the best educational option in that area. There are a lot of expats there too, if you’re looking to connect, just go to the Serendipity restaurant or the Solid Rock restaurant. At least when we were there, those were huge expat hang-outs and a good place to make English-speaking connections.

      Good luck and Happy Travels!

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