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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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Passions

The Scary, Painful, Sucky Between

So I’ve said I’m not normal. But that’s not quite right. I’m perfectly “normal,” since there are many brands of normal floating around. I guess what I mean is I stepped out of my old way and am finding my way to a new one. Some would call it a mid-life crisis. Others an awakening. Some people would refuse to…

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Travel

Obstacles, What Obstacles?

When we got back from our six months in Belize, I published a book that said we “changed our life.” But some days, it doesn’t feel like much changed. We jumped back into our old house, our old culture, and our old habits. Where was the big dream in everyday, regular, “normal” life? Taking care of kids. Homeschooling kids. Going…

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Passions

Can You Pull the Trigger?

Often, you’ll hear me talking about following one’s dreams and travel in the same breath. But is travel for everyone? Definitely not. Travel is a great way to live an abundant, exciting life, but it’s certainly not the only way. And it might not be your way. Or it might not be your way right now. Travel is our dream….

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Exiting Normal

Did You Grow Up — Or Give Up?

“Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.” — Henry David Thoreau   YOU CAME HERE FOR A REASON.   The day you were born was a celebrated miracle. Everyone cooed and ahhed, not only because you were a cute, wrinkly baby, but also because you represented the beautiful promise to make the world a better place and…

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