A family heads to Peru to heal mentally and physically

Families travel for so many reasons. Many of us simply want the thrill and excitement that comes from being in new places. Others are searching for something else.

One family, who calls themselves The Three Dreamers, are heading to Peru seeking healing, a creative outlet, and a healthier lifestyle. Here’s Molly to explain all about it.

My name is Molly, I’m 19 years old, and this coming March my mom, Natalia, and my 7-year old brother, Nicholas are taking a giant leap towards a new life. We are leaving our current home in Brooklyn, NY and heading for new frontiers in Peru.

We are packing up and getting rid of our garbage to start a new life in Cusco, Peru (not too far away from Machu Picchu).

Why are we going to Peru?

This month Nicholas is finishing up his Leukemia treatment and for a while, we knew that we needed to do something big and start over. Nicholas is seven years old now and is a bright, energetic boy.

We’ve wanted a different surrounding for a while now in order to heal ourselves as a family, mentally and physically. We decided on Peru because of the art, the skills, the culture, the history, and the food of this mystical land and country. The pushing drive to go to Peru was because of our backgrounds in art and design.

Natalia, my mom, is an extraordinary fashion designer and me (Molly), I’m a fine artist. In Peru, we’ll have access to amazing, handcrafted fabric and the needed tools to make art will be affordable.

The other top reason we decided on Peru (this is a major reason) was for health! We are going to restore ourselves and Nicholas back to perfect health! Peru holds a massive quantity of fresh, un-processed fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Amongst the fresh foods that are readily available in the Peruvian markets are superfoods.

Superfoods are truly nature’s gift to the world and humans. Some superfoods that you can find in Peru are cacao (unprocessed chocolate), maca, yacon, Incan berries, and much more. With these tools available at an affordable price, we have our minds set on living a totally healthy lifestyle. Who knows? We’re even thinking of meeting up with some Shamans!

We plan to live in Peru for a year. During our time there, we plan to experience a new culture, have fun, learn Spanish, work on our art and design, travel around the surrounding areas and give Nicholas a fantastic education abroad, where he will most likely go to a local Peruvian school.

After the one year is finished, we don’t think we’ll be returning to America. We might stay in Peru or we might travel and live in another country.

You can follow their journey at www.threedreamers.com

books by Nancy Sathre-Vogel

About Nancy Sathre-Vogel

After 21 years as a classroom teacher, Nancy Sathre-Vogel finally woke up and realized that life was too short to spend it all with other people's kids. She and her husband quit their jobs and, together with their twin sons, climbed aboard bicycles to see the world. They enjoyed four years cycling as a family - three of them riding from Alaska to Argentina and one exploring the USA and Mexico. Now they are back in Idaho, putting down roots, enjoying life at home, and living a different type of adventure. It's a fairly sure bet that you'll find her either writing on her computer or creating fantastical pieces with the beads she's collected all over the world.

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2 Responses to A family heads to Peru to heal mentally and physically

  1. Molly February 17, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

    Thank you Nancy! I really appreciate you posting this 🙂

    Much, health, wealth, & happiness,

    • Nancy February 19, 2012 at 12:17 am #

      @Molly, You’re welcome Molly! Have a FABULOUS time in Peru!

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