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I like to travel light, and typically only bring along carry-on luggage (in fact, we each only travel with one piece of carry-on luggage and a small backpack). Because of this, I’m especially careful about any new purchases. If I buy something new, it usually means I have to get rid of something else. But these are five unconventional items that I’ve found useful while...

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Bali / Education / Family / Household / Indonesia / Personal / Travel

In my latest video, I wanted to give you a glimpse into our lifestyle while we travel. I share a sneak peak into our renovated Bali home while detailing some of the realities of how we live—both the good and the bad—to help you see what it’s like to travel long-term. Hopefully this video will open your eyes to the reality of what’s possible and...

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5 Tips for Overcoming Travel Burnout Family / Personal / Travel

Summary Have you ever had a favorite food that you ate too much of, or had the same leftovers too many days in a row, and then you didn’t want to eat it again for months? That can happen with travel, too. We’ve been traveling as a family for seven years now. We’ve had amazing life changing experiences and met incredible people. But we’ve also...

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Friendly Fiji Family / Fiji / Friends / Travel

I know many of you have been waiting a long time for this post. Doesn’t it just kind of seem like everyone wants to visit Fiji? We were certainly no exception. After leaving the extremely cold, dry, high-altitude conditions of Breckenridge, Colorado, in the snowy mountains of North America, we were especially excited to land in the intensely hot, humid, sea-level Fijian climate, in the...

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Entrepreneurship / Family / Finances / Personal / Travel

Summary I’m excited to share 5 steps to help your family begin traveling long-term. These are things I’ve done myself that helped create a lifestyle that allows me and my family to travel the world indefinitely. In the past 7 years, we’ve traveled to and lived in over 32 different countries, and our lives have been deeply enriched because of it. We’ve grown closer together...

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Bonding in Breckenridge Colorado / Family / Spirituality / Travel / United States

We thought we’d be extra adventurous this year, and trade our typical tropical climate for a brave escapade into an extremely harsh and frozen one. Our girls have been craving snow almost ever since we left it six years ago. To appease them, we decided to venture a ski vacation with Brandon’s Mom and sister Ashley’s family, over Christmas and the New Year. Little did we...

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A Victorian December Education / Entrepreneurship / Family / Friends / Photography / Victoria

Have you noticed we keep coming back to Victoria? This time we settled in for the month of December, curious to see if its winter season was really as mild as cold-phobic people like ourselves tend to prefer. This is Canada we’re talking about, after all. Wouldn’t you know, we discovered it really does live up to its reputation! It’s in a sub-Mediterranean zone, not...

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Colorful San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Family / Food / Mexico / Music / San Miguel

Arriving in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico precisely in time for Day of the Dead, we enjoyed an exceptionally festive atmosphere. But in reality, there’s always some sort of celebration happening in this colorful town. The residents are friendly, respectful, and welcoming of visitors. It has a safe, small-town feel, where people recognize each other and say ‘hola’ on the streets, but it’s large enough to...

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The Nostalgia of Coming Home Family / Music / Personal / Travel / United States / Utah

We’ve made five visits back to Utah since we moved away six years ago, and our most recent stay was the longest and best yet! There are always an abundance of emotions to process for our traveling family surrounding the idea of “coming home”. What does that actually mean anyway? For us, amid all the places we’ve lived these past several years and with everything we’ve...

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Highlights of 2015 Personal / Travel

Another incredible year has passed! In 2015, we visited 7 countries, spent time with extended family, made many new friends, and found ourselves gradually integrating experiences and letting go of thoughts that have been holding us back for years. It hasn’t always been easy. We’ve had physical, emotional, and relationship challenges. We’ve felt tired, anxious, overwhelmed, and bored. But we’ve worked through it and learned...

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