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9 Ways to Educate Children Through Travel (and see the world through their eyes)

When you educate children through travel, you’ll be able to experience the world through their eyes! My first travel adventure was taken at the ripe old age of 19.  I was young and free, and decided, much to my parents dismay, to book a solo trip to SE Asia.  I met some college exchange friends there and stayed for a month, mostly in Malaysia.  After growing up in a Missouri town of only 200 people and having… More

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Traveling with Kids in Colombia – a 4 yr old and mom conquer Colombia

Got questions about traveling with kids in Colombia?  Well, my loco 4-year old and I just took on Colombia… and loved it!  Now we’re ready to share some advice and of our experiences with you. If you’ve read some of my random blogs, you likely know that my lil guy and I travel… kinda a lot.  Still, even though we’re pretty experienced, the idea of trekking through Colombia made me nervous (I’m the mom, btw – though… More

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7 Reasons Moms Should Travel Alone with the Kids (and sure, dads too!)

Curious what it would be like to travel alone with the kids?  Before mental images of tears and lost teddy bears fill your mind, try these 7 reasons you should do it on for size. Dad has to work and mom has time off.  Mom has to work and dad has time off.  The work schedule of your friends or family shouldn’t interfere with you and your children being able to travel… Before I became a mother,… More

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Cool & Refreshing Ideas for Summer Vacation

Across the country, schools are shutting their doors for the summer and letting flocks of kids out on the streets… to terrorize the unsuspecting community and their calm, peaceful families.  Ok, I’m kidding!  But seriously, now that summer is here, we will soon find ourselves with a houseful of bored kids.  If you’re like me, half of your friends have plans soon and the other half is still scratching their heads, trying to decide on something fun… More

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The Airplane is Dancing!!! (and other silliness to help toddlers travel well)

Does your toddler roll with the changes or need a little extra prep for things outside of the comfort zone?  Regardless on your child’s personality, these fun ideas are designed to help toddlers travel well! Traveling with toddlers can be a ton of fun but even when everything is going as planned, little issues can pop up and ruin a perfectly good afternoon.  It’s a general consensus that one of the most high-strung times can be when you’re… More

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Ten Kid Approved Travel Quotes :-)

Grownups are often looking for ways to encourage and inspire children to think outside the box and take calculated risks.  These kid approved travel quotes are quick, fun ways to start the mind thinking about the world outside. Traveling with kids is both fun and educational.  There are many lessons delivered in the packing and planning work, during the vacation and after your head hits your own pillow when the traveling is over.  Here are a few… More