Okay, Traveling Can Be Anything.

For me when I say traveling or a trip, I think of 2 month backpacking trip across southeast Asia. No hotels booked ahead. No set travel plans. No mode of transportation. Just us and our packs. With all of Asia, ready to be seen.


But for my husband that sounds like a nightmare just waiting to happen. He sees us stranded someplace in the cold, without a place to sleep and no one around that can understand English. He does have a point. That’s a very real possibility.


When he thinks of travelling, he thinks of (more…)

Homeschool While You Travel….Keep It Simple!!

Studying history in Rome :)

Studying history in Rome :)

One question I was constantly being asked while I traveled was…” What do you do about school?”  Although in my mind this is a fairly simple question to answer,  I have realized that not all families are comfortable with my approach.  So I will address this question from 2 perspectives. The question becomes this…  How long do you plan to travel? And What will your plan be (education) when you stop?   However you answer these questions…one thing is the same, keep (more…)

5 Ways to Get Your Older Kids & Teens Excited to Travel!


1. Communicate!

Communicate with them about your ideas and dreams!

This is always #1 for me and in our family.  We talk about everything.  Traveling was not a surprise to any of our kids.  As soon as Erik and I decided to travel with our family,  we started talking about it with our kids.  Some kids will have an initial reaction and want to talk about it,  but some (more…)

My 5 favorite places to see in Italy as a Teenager

Italy is cool. Let’s just start off with that. Duh. The country invented {Thin crust!}pizza and Gelato. Why on earth wouldn’t they be cool!? Here’s a list of my favorite spots in Italy I visited as a teenager and Why.


1-Piazza Navona – Rome

I could make a trip back to Italy and sit at this place for the entire trip. Seriously. It’s a huge outdoor plaza with (more…)

3 ways to get your Wife onboard to Travel


1. Communicate!

Communicate with her….she can’t read your mind.

This sounds like a no-brainer,  but speaking from a wife’s point of view this is HUGE!  The communication has always been great with Erik and I and maybe this is why I was always “on-board”.  When my husband started down the family-travel road. He was reading a book he had gotten from the library called (more…)

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