Maricarmen Pérez and Yan Fernando Torres personify adventure. The couple met attending Ilvermorny, but both clearly had ambitions beyond the four walls of an office. They earned money working odd jobs during the summer to begin funding what they knew would be the best adventure post-graduation: world travel. The best friends took off as soon as they finished school... and didn't stop. Their favorite thing to do was observe and work with animals in their natural habitats. They kept up their travels by living simply, and selling animal byproducts that they harvested themselves, through only the most humane and creature-friendly ways.
Four years into their journey they found themselves in the wilds of Africa. They'd met up with a magical Shaman who had offered them a place to lay their heads at night, who also offered to marry them. Though the couple didn't necessarily see any need to make things official, the Shaman had been kind to them, and they ultimately saw no harm, and they had the Shaman perform the ceremony. It wasn't of any consequence to them, at the time, that their marriage wouldn't be legally recognized anywhere else. Why would it need to be when the longest they stayed somewhere was a few months?
A couple of years later, Maricarmen conceived. Travelling with a child would be trickier, but they didn't see it as a reason to stop. What an amazing childhood traveling around would be, right? Mercedes was born, and the family grew. Two years year after that, Constanza was born. Two years after Constanza was born, Miguel was born. Maricarmen and Yan Fernando didn't see any reason to "settle down", despite their family of five. They brought the kids on all the adventures, no matter how reckless.
When Mercedes was seven (Constanza was five, Miguel was three), Maricarmen and Yan Fernando had located a wild pack of werewolves-- werewolves that had isolated themselves. While the couple had made friends with them as humans... they stuck around for a full moon, intrigued to see how the pack interacted in their wolfish form. Mercedes got too close, and was bitten.
This didn't stop the family from their travels. It just gave them... a monthly complication. It was always ensured, wherever they were, that Mercedes wouldn't hurt whatever animals they were investigating at the time. It was always ensured that all the children would be safe.
Despite all this, Maricarmen and Yan Fernando still believed in education. All the children were enrolled in Ilvermorny when they turned eleven. Their parents travelled during the school year alone, always sending letters to update their children of their whereabouts. And the entire family travelled during the summer. The summer of 2034 brought the family to Great Britain. When Yan Fernando realized that a great deal of his family was also there, he decided to enroll the children at Hogwarts, to keep them closer to their cousins. Being closer to his family, a few things about Yan Fernando became evident... things that may not have been as obvious when the family was on the road. Apparently Yan Fernando, and to some degree Maricarmen as well, was a bit homophobic.
Miguel's story began on TBD in Nepal, near the base of Mount Everest. The family weren't intending to climb the mountain, at least not yet, but they just wanted to see the mountain. Miguel firmly believes that his birthplace has influenced the rest of his life. Because, you see, Miguel like his parents was embedded with the same wanderlust. He loves to travel and spend time in the outdoors, especially without using magical means. Growing up in that kind of lifestyle would do that to a kid.
Miguel's magic came in at a very crucial moment for the young boy. He was seven years old and was off by himself hiking around Italy's Coast. In particular, a very cliffy area... and well... Miguel walked too close to the edge and the rock gave out from under him, and his magic manifested right there and then. He somehow slowed his fall down all the way to the water below, where upon he swam to the nearest beach and met back up with his family. It was pretty evident after surviving that Miguel would be off to Ilvermorny in four years.
Miguel was a pretty obvious sorting... his wanderlust and sense of adventure could really only lead to one Ilvermorny house - Thunderbird. But Miguel didn't stay a Thunderbird for long - the next summer the family packed bags and moved to England. Apparently Yan Fernando had family out there. Upon arrival, Miguel was sorted into Hufflepuff. However, the move turned out to be a good thing. Miguel met a group of friends that had the same wanderlust and love for muggle-style adventure that he had. Plus, they were all around the same age. First to third years, or second to fourth years this term. They dubbed themselves the Wanderlust Squad - an apt name.