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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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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 do people travel?

Planes, trains, automobiles, first class, economy and club. Today, it seems the list of where to go, how to get there, and what to take to get there, goes on and on. But after all this, where does the “why” start to come into the picture? Aside from the fundamental airport questions of business or [...]

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7 Secrets Travel Agents Don’t Want You To Know

As a former travel agent, I’ve learned a thing or three about finding the best deals. The truth is, many travel agents do have tools (and connections) to help them find the best deal anywhere. They’re also armed with industry knowledge of routes, hubs and the best supplier for each. But you know what? Many [...]

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Experiencing a Honduran chicken bus

==This post is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Changing Gears: A Family Odyssey to the End of the World. While we are hiking the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango this summer, I’ll post an excerpt every Monday.== An old school bus that had long ago given up the ghost in the USA had [...]

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Lessons learned from traveling with a disability

I was riding a bus in Ecuador many years ago when the woman sitting next to me quietly pulled out some kind of pen, fiddled with it a little bit, then pulled up the hem of her skirt a few inches and gave herself a shot. “Insulin,” she said. “I’m diabetic and need to give [...]

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AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH: How Travel & Adventure Can Help Conquer Your Fears

Today’s guest post is from Bret Love from Green Global Travel. In it, he addresses the thing that holds most people back from living their dreams – fear. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the [...]

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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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8 Reasons Teaching is the Best Career if you Love Travel and Adore Life

It’s no secret that teaching has been good to me. I spent 21 years in classrooms in various countries and have had many experiences throughout my teaching career. Here, Lillie Marshall from TeachingTraveling.com explains some of the reasons becoming a teacher might be a wise career move for you if you enjoy travel. Are you [...]

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Roadschooling: The ins and outs

Will my kids learn everything they need to know? Will I be able to keep up with my children’s education on the road? Will I harm my children so they’ll never be able to live a normal life? These are questions most parents ask before setting out for long term travel. Will the travel be [...]

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Becoming Location Independent: Where do I start?

For many dreams, having a source of income that does not revolve around physically being present in a certain place is a must, but creating that situation can be difficult. It may seem, at first glance, as an impossible task, but I believe we’re all up for reaching our own personal unreachable star. I’ve met [...]

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Are You a Mileage Hoarder? It is Time to Show Your Family the World

I’m worthless when it comes to airline points. In fact, I’ve opted for a cash-back credit card rather than deal with points. But Justin, proud papa of the InACents family, knows the ins and outs of accruing those points. Here he’s got some ideas about actually using them. I am a self-proclaimed travel hacker. I [...]

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Debt: The #1 Dream Killer

I hear so much about debt in this country and, truth be told, I’m puzzled. I don’t understand how anyone can put themselves into the massive amounts of consumer debt this country is known for. It seems to me that debt is the main dream killer in our country. I get that sometimes the debt [...]

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…and they say the USA has the best medical system in the world?

My husband’s sick. It’s Sunday evening and clinics are closed and we should probably head out to the ER, but we’re still at home because we’re living in the United States of America and we don’t have health insurance. We’re having to make decisions based on knowledge we don’t have. Can we afford to wait? [...]

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A medical evacuation story – and why you should never travel without medical evacuation insurance

“I’m so alone,” I sobbed into the phone. “I’m so totally alone. I’ve never been this alone before.” Tears streamed down my cheeks and my shoulders heaved as I tried telling my mother, thousands of miles away, what was going on. I was alone. More alone than I ever thought possible. I tried telling myself [...]

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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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