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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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It’s Great to Be Gone… But It’s Good to Be Home

The sun is rising above the palm trees in my yard in Florida. I rose early—still jet-lagged but also charged to sit down at the laptop to put some words down—but then everyone else in the family woke up, too. One by one, they came out of their lairs at 6 a.m., so jazzed up it was as though they…

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Bienvenido A Mexico (Don’t Drink the Water)

We arrived in Merida safe and sound. Well, as sound as ever we are. The travel day was long, as travel days with four kids tend to be, with the alarm going off at 4:50 to be ready in time for a 5:30 a.m. airport shuttle. After checking our bags, we went through security. We had to step aside so…

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Life and Death in Grecia, Costa Rica

[**Guest Post by my husband Kevin**] I really can’t say that much about today has been run-of-the mill. I awoke to some clanging and skittering in the kitchen, and the smell of something cooking. I rolled over and looked out the window a bit. The sun was already busy doing its thing, bright as noon-day back home, although it was…

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7 Reasons to Travel, Travel, Travel with Your Kids!

If you’re thinking of taking a trip with your family longer than a few weeks, then you and I should have coffee some time. We would have so much fun chatting about all the wonderful benefits of taking your kids on the road. We are back from our first trip out–to Belize for six months–and getting so excited about planning…

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Believe in Travel

Travel changes us. And by ‘travel,’ I mean any kind of travel – a weekend trip to a friend’s house out of town, a two-week vacation, or a year-long pilgrimage abroad. When we go somewhere new, we live in a different skin for a minute, set our eyes on fresh vistas, and realize a way of life unique from our…

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