Not only were the dogs exhausted, but Kiara was limping badly by the end of the day. We discovered that she had worn down her paw completely. This was a problem, as we still had a long way to go.

A hike in the Idaho Sawtooth Mountains: Day 3

John, Davy, Daryl, and the pups spent a week backpacking in the Sawtooths last week. Here are their journal entries and photos. In case you missed them, here are the entries from Day One and Day Two. Davy: Today started very difficultly. We got up at around 7:00, when it was still very cold out. We didn’t eat […]

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A hike in the Idaho Sawtooth Mountains: Day 2

John, Davy, Daryl, and the pups spent a week backpacking in the Sawtooths last week. Here are their journal entries and photos. In case you missed it, here is Day One. Davy: Today we had a good day. We slept in late and when I got up, Dad had a fire going. Breakfast was great […]

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Little Moe curled up with Daryl in the tent.

A hike in the Idaho Sawtooth Mountains: Day 1

John, Davy, Daryl, and the pups spent a week backpacking in the Sawtooths last week. Here are their journal entries and photos. Davy: Today started poorly. After we left home, Daryl and I both fell asleep and we ended up missing the turn down to the trail head. That was because the sign was in […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Roadschooling Reading

This is a sample chapter from my book Roadschooling: The Ultimate Guide to Education Through Travel Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. ~Emilie Buchwald Reading. It’s essential. It’s basic to our ability to navigate our world. If our kids aren’t reading, then we, as parents, worry. Way back in 1995 when […]

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Hiking the Appalachian Trail: Baxter State Park and Mt. Katahdin

October 2 Hiked 10 miles. Hiked an easy but beautiful 10 miles through Baxter State Park. Leaves were at their peak and it was wonderful to leisurely walk through the forest. I camped at the last lean-to on the Appalachian Trail, the Birches.   October 3 Another warm crystal clear day. It will be the […]

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Hiking the Appalachian Trail: 100-Mile wilderness

September 22 Hiked 9.1 miles. I’m in the 100-mile wilderness.  I hope to average 11 miles per day and make it out in 10 days.  I’ve decided to do a 10 mile loop off the Appalachian trail which follows the rim of a canyon.  Its nickname is “The Grand Canyon of Maine.” Got a late […]

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