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Love for All Spirituality

Much of the world received a bit of shock this week with the election results, and emotions have been high for many. I was surprised by the news myself, not quite sure how to process it or what it would mean for me and for other people. I began to practice what I often do when troubling thoughts and emotions arise: I tried to observe...

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Dreaming Awake Personal / Spirituality

I have a special poem to share with you all today. First, here’s some background… While attending the Life Without Instructions Conference on Staten Island this past September, I attended a writing workshop facilitated by Miro Siegel. He briefly explained the different stages of The Hero’s Journey, outlined by Joseph Campbell. Using that pattern as a guide, he set us to the task of writing. I decided to...

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Finances / Travel

Traveling with your family doesn’t have to break the bank! One of the biggest expenses of family travel (after airfare) is the price of accommodation. But there are easy ways to save thousands of dollars on family accommodation AND stay in places that are much more enjoyable than a hotel room! How do we save money on accommodation? We Book Houses Or Apartments – Not...

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12 Tips For Extended Travel With Children Education / Family / Personal / Travel

Traveling with our children for the past seven years has been more of a catalyst for learning than we ever imagined, and our expectations were quite high to begin with. We value learning together in new and unfamiliar territory, expanding our comfort zones, and exploring the wonders to be savored in foreign lands. The reality we identified with at the time we started our journey...

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Entrepreneurship / Finances / Goals

I recently received an email from a young man just setting out on his own path. He’s questioning conventional education and conventional career choices. He’s looking to create a business that would allow him to travel and pursue his passions without succumbing to the daily grind and instability of traditional jobs. I was moved to answer his questions in my latest video. I know there...

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Entrepreneurship / Goals / Personal / Travel

While many people would love to travel long-term with their families, the task of figuring out to how to fund a traveling lifestyle can seem daunting. It is hard to figure out where to even begin, when all you have known your whole life is how to create a conventional life with a conventional 9-5 job. I made this video to help you brainstorm ideas on...

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Family / Personal / Travel

Is it safe to travel the world with your family? One question I hear over and over from people considering traveling with their family is, “How do I keep my family safe while traveling?” In this video, I share my own tips for traveling safely as a family, drawing from our family’s experience over the last seven years of travel.  I also share some common...

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A Scrumptious Hibernation in Nelson, New Zealand Education / Family / Food / Music / New Zealand / Personal / Travel

Believe it or not, we’re homebodies. It may seem paradoxical that we’re also long-term traveling, worldschooling adventurers. Those things don’t typically go together, do they? But for us, they seem to work out quite magically. I’m reminded of the hobbits in Lord of the Rings. They aren’t necessarily wired for adventures, but some find travel to be invaluably “precious” in their journey through life. We see worldschooling as a...

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A Reunion of Friends in Nelson, New Zealand Family / Friends / New Zealand / Photography

One of the most amazing things about traveling as a family is becoming friends with other traveling families. It is really fun to get together and play in different places around the world! We feel exceptionally fortunate that we had two of these wonderful families to adventure with during our stay. New Zealand was a first for all of us, and it was great to discover...

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New Zealand North Island Encounters Education / Family / Food / Friends / New Zealand / Photography

Centrally located near the top of the South Island, Nelson made an excellent home-base for our three-month visit in New Zealand, and we completely luxuriated in the time we spent there. Because the country is quite large and packed full of awesomeness around every corner, we did occasionally venture to other places as well. Our first trip began with a short stay in Auckland on the North Island, to renew Aysia’s passport....

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