Preparing and planning for a family trip around the world.

Memorial Day Camping in South Carolina: Not Quite as Planned

For Memorial Day weekend we visited Huntington Beach State Park in South Carolina. It was our first time to this State Park, but we’d been looking forward to trying it … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Spring Break 2014: Enjoying budget-balanced travel

I’ve mentioned before that one way we are saving for RTW2021 is by foregoing big travel (um, hello, airfare… times four!) and resort/hotel-based vacations for camping trips. Last summer we … Continue reading

April 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

How Daycare Helped Us Realize We Could Save for Our RTW Trip

Back before kids we sometimes dreamed of buying a beach house. We could never afford that, though. It was just a dream. We had our two wonderful kids. And then … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pining and pinning on Pinterest

As is usual, the beginning of the school year means we are less likely to leave town and more likely to get the sniffles. Both of these have rung true … Continue reading

September 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Babar’s World Tour

  “Babar’s World Tour” by Laurent de Brunhoff First read 9/15/13. This book follows Babar’s family (his wife and two children) on a world tour. This tour is something they … Continue reading

September 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Introducing Young Readers to Complex Topics

One of the goals I mentioned back in my “Nerd Life” post, which mapped out my overall thoughts on reading lists, was to include books that cover topics that we … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Where we’ve been|What we’ve learned: Argentina (part two)

This entry is in two parts. Missed part one? Go back and read it! “I’d barely spoken. I’d hardly understood anything said to me. I was exhausted and a little … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Where we’ve been|What we’ve learned: Argentina (part one)

This post turned out to be extremely long, so I’ve broken it into two parts. Part two is here (or follow the link at the end of part one.) In … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Where we’ve been|What we’ve learned: England

Admittedly, this doesn’t exactly fit the series, which is supposed to reflect on “significant travel” (as in, not a quick weekend break or a stop off at a place nearby … Continue reading

September 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Boy Who Held Back the Sea

“The Boy Who Held Back the Sea” by Thomas Locker First read 9/2/13. Back in the 80s, when I was in elementary school, our reading book featured this tale – … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Material World: A Global Family Portrait

Material World: A Global Family Portrait by Peter Menzel First explored: 8/31/13. We looked at this book as a family, but I read more of the detailed descriptions for myself, … Continue reading

August 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

5 Simple Tips for Flying with Babies and Young Kids

Having made several trips in airplanes with my kids, from baby through now (ages 3 and 5) on both short and overseas flights, by myself and with my husband, I’ve … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

In English, of Course

In English, of Course by Josephine Nobisso First read 8/29/13. My nearly 6 year old and I sat down to this book today. It’s quite short – much shorter than … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Where we’ve been|What we’ve learned: Spain

For us, the year 2000 was not an easy one. In November, we were in month four of our much-awaited sale of our flat and we (I) was getting cranky … Continue reading

August 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

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