Tag Archive: long term travel with children

Dec
05

Has The House Sold Yet?…Um No.

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No, the house has not sold yet. The market is flat and now that it is winter our prospects are even slimmer for a sale.  The good news is that it is not our house, it is the market.  Our house is still very desirable and beautiful, in a good neighbourhood and specifically designed with …

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Oct
26

The Moment of Inspiration in Hoi An Vietnam

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I remember the exact moment when the idea of backpacking the world with our future children took seed.  Mike and I were in Hoi An Vietnam, half way through our 10 month honeymoon in South East Asia, when we saw a family with backpacks.  Looking back on it now I chuckle at my reaction.  I …

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Oct
17

Five Ways to Prepare Kids to Travel

It is so important to us to prepare our children for our upcoming travels.  We want them to be engaged and excited about our planning and our trip.  Here are five things we do to help keep up their level of excitement. 1. Tell stories If you have traveled in the past before you had …

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Aug
01

Decide. Commit.

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It is not the decision you make that is most important, it is the degree of commitment with which you make the decision –Bo Barllett The first and most important step in achieving any goal is making the commitment to it.  That is how every big thing in my life has been accomplished.  I made …

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Jul
19

And What About Retirement?

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We’ve all heard this kind of story before and many of us know someone something like this has happened to: (Wo)man works all their lives, slaving away for a paycheck with the dream of one day being able to retire and finally live their dreams.  Six weeks after retirement they drop dead from a heart …

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Jul
11

On the Good Side

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I have been thinking a lot lately about living on the sunny side of life.  The glass half full kind of thinking.  And I have come up with a list of positives for this house turned trap situation we have found ourselves in. And although, just like Star Wars, there will always be a Dark …

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Jul
06

Interview – With 2 Kids in Tow

With 2 Kids in Tow is another one of my favorite family travel blogs.  What I love about this blog is that they don’t let having children in tow stop them from having adventures like  hiking rice terraces, checking out hanging coffins, and getting off of the beaten track  AND they do it on a …

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Jun
20

The Four Walls That Trap Us

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I believe in the power of positive thinking, but I have got to tell you I am starting to get a little depressed. I honestly thought our house would be sold by now, that by summer we would be gallivanting through China.  But here we are still, trapped by these four walls. We can’t leave …

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Jun
06

30 Traveling Families Share Their Best Educational Experiences

One of my biggest reasons for wanting to travel with my children is to give them a global education. An education that is not about memorization but is about learning through living. No matter what their educational philosophy,  be it unschooling, traditional homeschooling, or immersion in public or private schools, traveling families will all agree …

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May
12

Interview with Our Travel Lifestyle

I have been following the blog Our Travel Lifestyle for over a year now.  It was the first blog I found when I started researching long-term family travel and it has become my favorite family travel blog.  The blog is beautiful. Tracy’s writing has the right mix of useful information and interesting travel stories mixed …

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