Wanderlust


GoFundMe – Project Haiti: Rebuilding 3 Houses in Angibeau “Mavi Says” used to be a mommy blog and a travel blog: stories about a family going through life with a sense of freedom and adventure based on a foundation of progressive values. As we’ve progressed, our search for ourselves as individuals and as a family has led us to find fulfillment beyond travel and adventure. After working with the Bernie Sanders...

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The Real Florida, A Road Trip Guide

The Real Florida, A Road Trip Guide


Posted By on Apr 29, 2016

Looking for a unique Florida vacation or staycation? I’ve got you covered! This past spring break I spent a week wandering several of the hidden gems in Florida. As a peninsula over 440 miles long, the wandering is richer than one may think. Many of the hidden wonders in this state are spread out and one road trip is definitely not enough. You know about the beaches and theme parks, but Florida’s rich nature is more vast...

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A GUIDE TO THE GUIDE: Hello and thank you for visiting MaviSays.com and for subscribing to our newsletter. I hope this comprehensive Disney travel guide gives you what you need to know about your upcoming trip to Disney. I travel VERY often and my biggest issue when planning a trip is not finding one place that can answer all my basic questions. It takes time to browse through all the info, maps, blogs, reviews and sites. I hope this...

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About five years ago, I decided to ditch my “American Dream” for a backpack and some adventure across the pond in Europe. Many things change when you make such a drastic life change. What I never expected is how much simpler my life would become. I live with so much less now! It’s no secret that living in Europe is simpler and spaces are much smaller than most places in the US. I went from living in a 1,400 sq. ft....

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The Problem With Piet

The Problem With Piet


Posted By on Nov 24, 2014

This past weekend I attended the local Dutch festivities welcoming Sinterklaas into town. He’s not really like the Santa Claus we know in the United States, he’s more of a Catholic bishop, a Saint dressed in a completely different manner. His beard is longer and so is his hair. What stands out most and makes him so unique is not anything he is or he wears but his “helpers”. I will try to describe Zwarte Piet,...

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Why I Moved to Europe


Posted By on Apr 8, 2014

This is a post I’ve been writing for over four years. It’s probably going to be VERY long, maybe it will take several posts but here’s the story — in short. Back in 2008 my husband and I began considering moving to Europe. We had made a few trips there, Spain, Italy and France. Upon returning from one trip he said, “Do you realize we spend 50 weeks out of the year looking forward to enjoying only two? Is this going to be our life,...

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