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How has technology changed travel?

It wasn’t all that long ago that John and I boarded that plane to Pakistan to spend a year cycling around the Indian subcontinent. 22 years, in fact. In technological terms, that’s an eternity. It was June, 1990 when we checked our bikes and panniers in and climbed into a plane for the long journey […]

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Holidays on the road: Making holidays special for a traveling family

Holidays are most definitely one of the highlights of everybody’s year. We all have our little traditions we stick to and, as kids, look forward to all of them. I used to measure my years by all the holiday traditions we had – making our own valentines… putting up a shamrock tree… the 4th of […]

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Is long term family travel for you?

In the back of your mind you’re thinking you would love to quit your job, sell your house, and hit the road with your family. It would be wonderful to travel the world with your children, exploring the Egyptian pyramids, the Taj Majal, and maybe even make it to Timbuktu. But then reality pulls you […]

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8 Reasons why biking with kids is good for them and you

Travel is the best education a child can get. I’ve been a classroom teacher for 21 years and, although we do the best we can in the classroom, we are limited by those four walls around us. By getting out and seeing the world first hand, children will have a much deeper understanding of the […]

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Why travel ISN’T wasted on kids

A while ago a reader pointed me in the direction of an article on MSN Travel about how travel is wasted on kids. I didn’t even have to read the article to know I seriously disagreed with the author. The author, Bibi Lynch, said, “I don’t know how to break this to you, parents, but […]

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Slow Travel – The Best Way to Travel with Children

I’ve often said that slow travel is the way to go. In this post, Molly McHugh from South America Living tells us why. Not only is staying put for extended times in one location the most affordable way to travel – solo or as a family – it is the most enjoyable. More than the proverbial […]

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Ten Things Children Learn About Life While Traveling

Today’s guest post is from Shannon Entin from Road Trips for Families. She’s summed up my feelings perfectly. Kids learn many life lessons from travel. Traveling means many things to many people. Some value entertainment and night life. Some value relaxation or adventure. And some, like me, see travel as the ultimate classroom. Vacations and […]

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It’s all about perspective

It’s amazing what a difference perspective can make. Two people look at the exact same set of circumstance, but come to radically different conclusions. You know what they say… When life gives you lemons, make lemonade I’ve known a few military families in my time, and it’s always interesting to hear what they say. Some […]

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French fries and chicken nuggets are travel essentials: The world’s worst family travel advice ever

Do not attempt to travel to a place where there isn’t kid-friendly food. This seemingly small detail is essential for a successful holiday with young children. French fries, nuggets, pizza and the like will save your holiday. If you’re like me, your jaw is hanging down around the floor right about now. Surely, this outrageously […]

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Travel blogging internship for teenagers

I’m excited to help our fellow educators and travelers at Wandering Educators announce a new program they’re launching. I’ll let them tell you all about it… Do you know any teens that love to write? Teenagers that are looking to build skills that will transfer into career opportunities in the travel, blogging, and corporate industries? […]

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ABCs of Travel – An alphabetized summary of my travels

A: Age you went on your first international trip I was 16. My parents took us out of school for a few weeks and we headed to Mexico for Christmas break. It was magical and was the springboard for my life of travel. B: Best  beer you’ve had I’m not a beer drinker so if […]

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Why I Choose Travel For My Kids

You know how every once in a while you find a blog that is just plain ol’ refreshingly different? Honest. To the point. Relevant. Awesome. That’s exactly how I felt when I found Justin Mussler’s blog, The Great Family Escape. Justin and his wife, Heidi, are planning to take off with their children to explore […]

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My top ten family travel blogs

I’ve found it can be hard to find those families who actually live full-time on the road as most family travel blogs are filled with tips and advice for taking your children on a short vacation. If you’re like me and enjoy following along with the adventures and misadventures of families slowly making their way […]

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How to reduce costs when traveling as a family

Many families would love to take off for an extended tour around the world, but can’t figure out a way to manage it financially. In reality, with a bit of creative thinking you most likely can manage a long trip with your family. Here are some tips to make it happen. The three most expensive […]

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Baby banning: What the No Kids Allowed movement is doing to society

In the past few weeks the talk over “banning children” from public places has been heating up. Numerous articles and news stories have been popping up all over the web and they have begun to cause quite a stir. Kids being banned from planes, restaurants, movies – it is happening all over. “No Kids Allowed” […]

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Which age is the best for travel?

What is the ideal age to travel with kids?  Travel now. However old they are. How’s that for ambivalent? We’ve traveled with our boys since they were six weeks old and it’s all good – different throughout the ages to be sure, but good.  As I think back upon these years of travel, it’s the […]

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