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Trusting The Journey

Lately the question Daniel and I are being asked the most is, “So where are you going next?” The question makes sense. We love to travel as a family. We are transforming the way we do life so we can travel. Our family’s journey led us to visiting four different international cities this year. Our […]

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10 Tips For Arriving and Departing With Airbnb

We love renting from Airbnb when we travel, but the experience is not like a hotel experience. In Part 1 of my Airbnb series I cover the Pros and Cons of using Airbnb. In Part 2 I covered 25 searching tips for finding a family rental on Airbnb. Once you have a place and you’ve […]

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25 Search Tips for Finding a Family Rental on Airbnb

Our family has had a lot of great experiences with Airbnb rentals. As I wrote in my last post there are many pros and cons to using Airbnb for a family rental. One of the disadvantages of using Airbnb is the search and booking process is difficult and requires a lot of time. The site has […]

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Pros and Cons of Using Airbnb for Family Travel

When we put kids to bed in a shared hotel room we turn off the lights and hope they fall asleep. Then we the parents turn down the brightness of our phones to to pass the time or we fall asleep at 8:00 p.m. with the kids. Sharing a hotel room with kids is always […]

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5 Ways to Connect at Home When You Keep Leaving

Last week I invited another family to go out for Bar-B-Que with my family. My friend replied that they were busy all of October and suggested next month. I simply said okay and let the matter drop. I didn’t want to explain our travel plans again, but my friend remembered that we wouldn’t be home […]

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Travels, Reentry blues, Spanish school, and getting back to business

What do you do when you haven’t blogged in a while? Write a catch up post, of course! Earlier in the year we enjoyed living in London, Berlin, and Paris over the course of 8 weeks. We came home to Texas in May and began debriefing the trip and asking ourselves what we would do […]

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3 Ways Kids Learn While Traveling

In my last post I talked about how we packed and worked on our homeschool lessons while traveling. My kids learned more about phonics and adding double digits, but their eyes were opened to a bigger world on our trip. As John Steinbeck says, “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” My little people had […]

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Homeschool While Traveling

We decided to homeschool our kids, because we wanted the flexibility to travel at any time instead of being tied to a typical school calendar. We homeschooled for a year and a half before we took our first trip. In that year and a half I learned about curriculums and my teaching style. My kids […]

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Packing Part 3: Packing for Guys and Packing Tech

In part 1 of our backpacking series Amanda shared why we like to use backpacks and what we packed for our kids. In Part 2 she shared what she packed for 8 weeks in Europe. Today I’m sharing what I packed for our trip. I have packed light with one bag before, but I figured I’d need more clothing […]

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Packing Part 2: Packing for Ladies

In part 1 of our backpacking series I shared why we like to use backpacks and how what we packed for our kids. In Part 2 I am sharing what I packed for 8 weeks in Europe. When deciding what to bring I needed to remember that everything I packed needed to fit in a […]

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