Hiking Through Paradise

We wanted to have an adventure and pulled over on the side of the road when we saw a small sign pointing to a waterfall. It was AMAZING and such a beautiful hike. I made a video about it: Enjoy!

This spot was like some magical hidden gem from a fairy tale. We parked the car and paid our $25 for the truck full of people. We were met by a guide who had platters of fresh fruit that was overflowing with mangos, guava’s, passion fruit, papaya, bananas, pineapple and a variety of other tropical delicacies.

We hiked on a small skinny path along a waterfall, around bends, down hills and up hills until we finally arrived at a totally secluded stunning waterfall. There was pools and pools of crystal clear water, teaming with tropical fresh water fish. There were baskets full of stale bread sticks that we were allowed to throw into the fish, much to the delight of the children.

We spent hours swinging off the rope swing, taking dives into the cool water, jumping off the waterfall and canoeing around in the boats available. This is spot I will remember forever, and I have doubt that we will visit time and time again!

Canoeing up a River in Santo, Vanuatu

Hey Guys, I had so many positive responses from my blog post about our trip up the river that I decided to make a movie 🙂 Enjoy!

First off, as a reminder we found someone to take care of the kids and all three adult couples left Port Vila and went to Santo. Santo is well known around the world for it’s stunning white beaches, long wide roads and natural beauty. As we drove from the South part of the island to the North part of the island we saw an old sign advertising a canoe ride up a river to a hidden blue hole for $10 a person.

Immediatley we had our driver pull over and we hopped out of the back of the truck. We found the man who was running the canoe business and he told us all to pile into a rickety little hand carved canoe. We were sure that we’d sink it, but he insisted that we would be just fine.

We began our journey down the river and it was more than we could have ever imagined. Total silence, except the sounds of the lush green jungle the river wound through and the splashing of the the paddles. We canoed and sang hymns and it felt sacred and unreal.

When we finally arrived all that had been promised was displayed in utter magnificence before us. There amongst the various shades of green was a deep sapphire blue pool of water. It was amazing.

After staring at it for a long time we changed into our swimsuits and went swimming. The cool water with the hot sun and the freshly picked tropical snacks that were provided truly made an experience that we will never, ever forget! Today in our world schooling family, I was the one who received all the lessons.

What is the most significant lesson you have learned from a worldschooling experience?