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Living the Dream

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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Exiting Normal

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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Exiting Normal

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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Travel

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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Travel

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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Travel

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

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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The Path

There Is No Box

You’re encouraged to “think outside the box.” This, apparently, is as opposed to “thinking inside the box,” where you stay comfortably in the cocoon of society and follow all its rules. So thinking ‘outside’ the box is supposed to be exiting normal convention, going out on your own, and taking a risk. Thinking outside the box is reserved for the…

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Travel

Camping at Wal-Mart

When I say I’m exiting normal, I mean that I am consciously steering clear from those parts of modern culture that are hard to take. I happen to think modern culture has produced quite a number of benefits effects worth celebrating. iPads, for instance. Netflix. The rear back-up camera in our truck. Crowdsourcing. And that cheerful scrappiness lots of people…

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