About Nancy Sathre-Vogel

After 21 years as a classroom teacher, Nancy Sathre-Vogel finally woke up and realized that life was too short to spend it all with other people's kids. She and her husband quit their jobs and, together with their twin sons, climbed aboard bicycles to see the world. They enjoyed four years cycling as a family - three of them riding from Alaska to Argentina and one exploring the USA and Mexico. Now they are back in Idaho, putting down roots, enjoying life at home, and living a different type of adventure. It's a fairly sure bet that you'll find her either writing on her computer or creating fantastical pieces with the beads she's collected all over the world.

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On Travel and that Socialization thing

Today’s post is really only half a post – the other half can be found over at Travel Deep and Wide. Stacey-Jean Inion, the awesome mama of many who has been traveling for eight years with her tribe of nine children, has additional thoughts about the socialization issue. In short, I feel it’s something parents […]

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When solo travel isn’t the best teacher

When everybody is raving on the benefits of traveling solo, can I say that traveling with someone taught me a much stronger lesson. It seems that lately, all travel related sites and blogs have been raving on the greatness of solo travel, publishing seemingly inspiring posts highlighting the benefits of traveling solo for just about […]

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From human rights lawyer to travel blogger: How Cuba changed my life

I frequently talk about living your life on your own terms in this blog. I am a firm believer that we have one life to live, and it’s up to us to make it good. I also understand the pull of society – all those societal expectations can be difficult to buck, and it’s rarely […]

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Las Vegas for the Whole Family

Las Vegas is the top destination for serious gamers, but it also has some of the most fantastic family entertainment in the country. Las Vegas hotels cater to high-rollers and young children to make sure they all have a great time. Over the Top Hotels Las Vegas has some of the most elaborate hotels in […]

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Tips to save money on trips to Britain

Travel, particularly overseas travel, can be a daunting proposition for many people. Some might be so worried about finding the time or scheduling the flights, the hotel rooms, and what you’ll do when you get there. And at that point, what should be an exciting experience can become stressful real quick, but it doesn’t have […]

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How To Travel Around Australia on a Budget

Australia is very interesting country and there is much to see. You cannot claim to have seen Australia by going to just one city alone. Visiting Sydney, for example, will not give you the slightest idea of what you can expect in Brisbane or in other parts of the country. This is why the best way to […]

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What is FIRST Robotics and how does it work?

As you know, my sons are involved with FIRST Robotics. In fact, I would go so far as to say that our lives are nearly consumed with robotics. Robotics this, robotics that. Robotics here, there, and everywhere.  Over the past few years, I’ve gotten several questions from people about how this works – what do […]

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How to get paid to build YOUR online business

Today I’d like to introduce you to Rachel Denning. Again. She’s written articles for my blog before. Here’s one she wrote about education.  Here’s another about the importance of getting kids out in nature. Rachel and her family are (supposedly) driving a veggie-powered truck from Alaska to Argentina, but they keep getting waylaid here and […]

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Do You Really Need Insurance When Travelling With Your Family?

Nowadays, you surely want to save a lot of money. This is what helps you to travel and to enjoy much more when you are on a family holiday. Unfortunately, although there are so many that talk about health insurance for travelers, people do tend to neglect the insurance in order to save some money. […]

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Chasing the Sun: Summer Adventures in the Saddle

Pedaling off into the great unknown can be a most exhilarating feeling on a bright sunny day, but we humans are cursed by the need to be surrounded by our home comforts. Don’t be hindered by a forgotten toilet roll or flattened tire. Cycling and camping trips require a good deal of planning, a little […]

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When the dream doesn’t work out

Today, I want to introduce you to an incredible woman. I am privileged to have the opportunity to work with a number of ladies striving to make their dreams happen. It’s a lot of work and requires tremendous amounts of tenacity, but I’ve seen people reach for the stars and make it. That’s always exciting, […]

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Tips on how to spend family holidays

A family that spends fun times together stays together. There’s a certain truth in that. Sometimes being with family and knowing you have a support group that will be with you through thick and thin is a good way to relax and have a fun time. For those on a budget, you don’t have to […]

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Can Cycling be Addictive?

In the last few years cycling has become an incredibly popular pastime, it’s become almost a mania as people the world over don their plastic helmets and high visibility outfits and set out on the road to ride. But can this harmless hobby have darker undertones to it that could lead to addiction? We thought […]

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Depending on where you are and what your schedule is, it can be easy to just bundle up and sleep wherever you happen to be.

6 Ways to find free accommodation when you travel

Today, I’d like to introduce you to Justin Carmack, a travel blogger, divemaster and overall lover of freedom and adventure on the road. In 2010 Justin sold all his things and left home; traded his possessions for dreams – dreams of traveling the world, getting lost, and living life free and to the fullest. He writes about […]

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Merry Christmas 2014

It’s Christmas morning. A fire is roaring in our wood stove, Christmas music is playing in the background, and Davy and Daryl are getting their presents set up. John took the pups to the foothills to run and play in the snow. It’s the best kind of morning. As I look back over 2014, I […]

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I am thankful for… my health

I know how trite it is to post the traditional “I’m thankful for…” post on Thanksgiving, but sometimes, trite is good. Today I am so very thankful for my health. The other day I was running errands with Daryl – I went for Daryl’s final drive for Driver Ed, then stopped at Lowe’s, then a […]

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