29 Must-Read Books When Planning Your Family Sabbatical

If you’re considering a family travel sabbatical, you’ll most likely want to do some research and learning. A good...

7 Aha! Posts from Families Who Travel With Their Kids

In 2012, our family took our first family travel sabbatical–to Belize. That first trip lit fireworks in our souls....

Meet Hatti and Garf Burt--Daring to Dream (Family Traveler Series)

Hi! Welcome to the first interview of my new Daring to Dream Family Traveler Series! Today we’ll hear from...

6 Biggest Objections to Taking A Family Sabbatical 

Taking a big trip with your children can seem daunting, and understandably. Jetting off for anything other than a...

How to Find a Farm Swap or Farm Sit

After my last post about home swapping, a reader asked this question: It sounds fabulous, but what if you...
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29 Must-Read Books When Planning Your Family Sabbatical
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7 Aha! Posts from Families Who Travel With Their Kids
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Meet Hatti and Garf Burt--Daring to Dream (Family Traveler Series)
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6 Biggest Objections to Taking A Family Sabbatical 
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How to Find a Farm Swap or Farm Sit

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I'm Domini, a worldschooling mom of four who has made it my mission to inspire other families to step out of their comfort zone to take long-term trips with their kids. After all, what better way to teach your kids about the world than by showing it to them? Read more
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7 Aha! Posts from Families Who Travel With Their Kids

In 2012, our family took our first family travel sabbatical–to Belize. That first trip lit fireworks in our souls. We arrived in Belize on a beautifully sunny day in November 2012 as a mostly white-bread, middle-class, suburban family. We left our private school. We left our sports and activities (the superfluous, because-everyone-else-is-doing-it kind, not the ones that fed us). We…

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6 Biggest Objections to Taking A Family Sabbatical 

Taking a big trip with your children can seem daunting, and understandably. Jetting off for anything other than a simple beach vacation, or maybe a trip to Disney, is hard enough sometimes with kids. But thinking of taking kids farther afield, or for a longer time period…well, that’s even more nerve-wracking. For the last five years, since we’ve embraced the…

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How to Find a Farm Swap or Farm Sit

After my last post about home swapping, a reader asked this question: It sounds fabulous, but what if you live in the middle of nowhere in Indiana, and have farm animals that need care? How likely is it that Northern Europeans (or anyone else) want to milk a cow and feed chickens for two weeks on vacation, while traveling nowhere…

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10 Reasons We LOVE Home Swapping

When you’re planning a family sabbatical, one of your biggest considerations will, of course, be lodging. If you’re new to the idea of taking a family sabbatical, trying to figure out where to stay might be just the thing that makes you too nervous to keep entertaining the idea at all. After all, you might think, I don’t want to…

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Our Son Is Going to Finland!

Well, it’s official. After a year of dreaming about it, our son Andy has finally heard the news: he’s going to Finland for a year-long Rotary Exchange! As a Rotary ambassador, he’ll live with two different families, attend Finnish high school as a junior, and travel to several nearby places. We’re not sure yet which part of Finland he’ll be…

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Sensitive Soul

Last night my eldest daughter shuffled into my room, just after I’d drifted off into a deep sleep. I sensed her presence, even before I awoke, and then stirred when her “Mommy?” pricked through the quiet. At the respectable age of eleven, Laura reserves ‘Mommy’ for those times of special need, usually in the ink of night. “Something’s not right,”…

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Homeschooling

How to Help Your Kids Succeed

I recently devoured Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith, a treatise about how our current education system in the U.S. is failing our kids. The book aims to turn many people’s ideas about high school and college education upside down. Working hard, getting good grades, and jumping through all the…

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Setting Free the Past

I just stepped away from the table, where I’ve been looking at old photographs. I was uploading trip pictures to Dropbox and somehow a bunch of old photos came up. I got sucked in. After an hour, I stumbled away from the table, one foot asleep, back sore from stooping over the laptop, eyes bleary. And teary. I must admit…

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