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How to Get Traveling Sooner Than You Think

Some of the common objections I hear from would-be family travelers are: “But I see other families online who sold everything they owned to travel the world! I don’t necessarily want to sell it all and live out of a suitcase.” “Going to the grocery store with my children is too overwhelming. How could I travel internationally with them?” “I…

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Meet Jessica Sueiro-Daring to Dream (Family Traveler Series)

Welcome to the newest installment of the Daring to Dream Family Traveler Series! Jessica and Will Sueiro and their two children have been soaking up the travel life for three years now. Currently settled in a little village in the south of France, the family has fully embraced the worldschooling philosophy as they actively take up residence in one new…

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Roughing Out the Smooth Edges Through Travel

Even though you have a good life, do you ever find yourself feeling like something is missing? A friend (let’s call her Sheila) once told me about how she and her husband worked jobs they loved and made good money. But they felt like they never got to see their kids, except for a couple of brief hours in the…

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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 place to start is perusing the many books that are out there. To that end, I’ve compiled a book list for you. These are books that I’ve either read or have on my reading list. I think each of them will…

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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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Travel As A Way to Run Toward the Life You Want

The dog’s barking. Traffic sucks. The house is a flipping mess. Sometimes we get so fed up with the status quo of our lives that we say in frustration, “I need a vacation!” We’re tired of work, obligations, details, stress. It just feels like it’s time to go. To run away! Get me out of here, you say. Get me…

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