PACHA AND WHAT SHE'S UP TO

Welcome

Graphic designer, Mommy, Adventurer, Artist, Nature explorer, Typography nerd, Fermenter = Purely Pacha

Design Studio

15 Years of Graphic Design. Find my latest projects here - everything from logos and book covers to websites.

Travelogue

Follow my husband’s ongoing travelogue for a vicarious glimpse into our family’s journey from Coastal California to the pastoral family farms of Western Europe.
July 9, 2017
Spanish village Bar

No Holds Barred: Settling down in a Spanish village

Fourteen months ago we embarked on a journey, an ambitious undertaking many years in the making. We liked to think of it as a voyage of […]
May 17, 2017
School in cerdanya

The Gift of Gab: Back to school in Cerdanya

The number of things we’ve learned about on this trip is virtually unthinkable, from the social hierarchy of domesticated bovine to the proper preparation of an […]
May 9, 2017
workaway family

Q & A: Post WorkAway interview with the traveling family

For the last year or more, I’ve been regaling you with tales and misadventures from the WorkAway road show, from one unique perspective: mine. Now, at […]

Kitchen

Pacha's Fermentation Station. Here we answer questions like "What's the easiest way to make sourdough bread?" and "What on earth is kimchi?"
May 1, 2017
passports recovery

Midnight Run: Several Steps to Recovering Lost Passports

When I left you last time, we were still wandering from campsite to rest stop, meandering with indefinite direction to the eclectic soundtrack of my second […]
April 28, 2017
Freiburg City Park

Freewheelin in Freiburg: WorkAway tour winds down

Two weeks ago—or was it three?—we packed up the bus and bid farewell to Erfurt, Germany, heading south toward the Spanish Pyrenees. Which has prompted a […]
April 11, 2017
volkswagen

Urban Germany: Well-oiled engine of the European Union

I woke up the other morning in the back of a Volkswagen camper van, trying to remember where exactly I was, hoping for something more definitive […]
April 7, 2017
Gannat France

End of the Road: We ain’t gonna work on Gabi’s farm no more

Last week we completed our tenth and what appears to be last Work-Away stint of the seemingly endless 2016-17 road show. Three and a half weeks […]
March 28, 2017

Children Without Borders

In this era of rising nationalism and robust border building, the need to bring up children as world citizens is greater than ever. That’s a big […]
February 22, 2017
family odyssey 2

Family Odyssey: 8 Easy Tips for Traveling with Kids

Since removing ourselves from a perfectly comfortable life on California’s idyllic Central Coast, exchanging safety and security for a world of exotic uncertainties, we are continually […]