ABOUT US

Less Stress Travel and SimpleLiving

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Girls celebrating joy on the beach! Photo: Urban Pax





Our mission is to help you take the word “complicated” out of your vocabulary and enjoy some stress-free quality time with those you care about and with yourself.

Do you ever wish you felt less daily stress?

Does the thought of organizing, finding the time to get things done, and also saving travel money seem like a huge task?

Or maybe you just feel stressed when you have to plan anything?

It’s not always an easy flow, right?

We get it. And we hope you’ll find inspiration and practical tips within these posts.

Start implementing small changes in your life and feel good about yourself.

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Behind Urban Pax is our family.


Urban Pax. Pax means peace and I willingly named our blog this way to always keep peace at the forefront of everything I do and try to convey.

We are a family of 3… I’m Karen (for those who don’t know me yet) – and my two “extraordinary” girls! (aha don’t we all say that about our kids 🙂
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I’m a single mom, a writer, an avid traveler, and an artist among other things.

And like so many of us, I wear different caps to get things done which can get pretty stressful at times.

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The generation before me is Italian, French, and Egyptian but I was born in Brazil, have lived in Canada, the US, and now in the South of France.

I’ve always had a hard time knowing where home was until my daughter was born. Then it was confirmed again the day my second daughter was born.
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Home was simply being together. 






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Make Simple Changes


We believe that in order to achieve great things, it all starts with small changes.

It’s so important to not feel overwhelmed and stressed in daily life. Or when we feel we want to achieve a certain result with an idea, a project, or a dream in progress.

Too much pressure and stress just zaps our joy and wipes out our smile.

So be kind to yourself and start small.

The main objective: reduce your stress and increase joy!

Yes yes, it’s possible and it can even be a smooth and exciting process 🙂

We’ll be right here with you 🙂

Learn Outside The Bubble


Traveling is an important part of any human education. 

It gets us out of our “bubble” and shows us what’s on the other side.
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.We are all world citizens and realizing that others do and think things differently is a real eye-opener and helps kids (and adults) grow at all ages.

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Whether you need actionable steps for stress-free travel or help with specific itineraries, it’s all about creating a simple plan that works for you.

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Photo: Urban Pax

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This blog came to life after many of my friends asked me what simple living means and also how I traveled the world with my kids.

So I wanted to share, inspire them, and bring you value as well!

I hope you’ll join us !

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Celebrating life on the beach! Greece. Photo: Urban Pax



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