Tag Archive: family travel

Sep
26

You Can Travel Too….If You Want It Bad Enough

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I recently got an email from a reader asking for advise.  She works full-time, her husband is unemployed due to the recession.  Money is hard to come by but she dreams of traveling with her family. Here is my reply to her (slightly edited) Dear M, I am so glad you contacted me with your …

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Sep
06

Getting Rid of Stuff

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It started with the popcorn maker. We were trying to de-clutter the house to get it ready to go on the market.  My first job was to tackle the small appliance cupboard.  I thought “Do I really NEED a popcorn maker?  Popcorn is easy to make on the stove….”  And out it went, into the …

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Aug
08

Feels Like Home

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Mike and I have traveled to the Kootenay region of British Columbia many times before.  I have many relatives out there and it is one of our favorite places to camp in BC.  But on our recent trip there for the first time we started to consider living there.  I am not sure if it …

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Aug
05

Unschooling Doesn’t Stop For Summer Vacation

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The best way to travel with children is to travel slowly.  We like to break up our journeys into manageable sections with breaks every hour or two.  This way we limit the requisite “Are we there yet?” whining from the back seat.  We love to stop at places of interest and so we can all …

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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
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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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
15

#TBEX and the Naive Travel Blogger

I have a secret. A secret, you ask? What could it be? Is it juicy? I am afraid its not too juicy………Before this weekend I didn’t know what SEO was. Shock, Gasp, Eye Roll. (Assuming you know what SEO is and if not, lets be friends!) This past weekend I was lucky enough (and lived …

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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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