Posts Tagged ‘parenting’

The Mother of All Trips

Mara is a travel-loving mum for whom parenthood has done nothing to stop her passion for travel. Her blog is an inspiring read for parents who want to impart a love of travel to their children.

Where in the World are the Kittels?!

The Kittels are family of seven living the expat life in Costa Rica. Kelly, mom, writes the blog, which provides a fascinating insight into life abroad.

4 Ways to Help Kids Adjust to the Realities of Life Overseas

My children officially became Third-Culture-Kids (TCKs) when they stepped off an airplane into a hot dusty Saharan night in April, 2001. The stars were obscured by sand and the wind felt like it was coming off an oven, but we were all too tired to care. My oldest was nearly 6, and the twins had just celebrated their 4th birthday. In 28 hours, including layovers, we had traversed the globe, moving from Portland, Oregon (USA) to Nouakchott, Mauritania (West Africa) with 12 suitcases and one guitar. None of our luggage showed up with us.

Although I had read myriad articles and books on raising children between cultures, nothing really prepared me for that first meal of goat head; or for how I would react to children wanting to sit next to me on the couch when it was 115 degrees out and I was sweating in places I had no idea it was possible to sweat.

Travels with Baby

Shelly Rivoli wrote the book about travelling with a baby. Literally. On her blog she shares more tips about travelling with children.

Travelling Slow with Mozart: Interview with Jeanne from SoulTravelers3 (Part 2)

Mozart in Nazare, Portugal This is the second part of an interview with Jeanne from SoulTravelers3. Read the first part here. What are some of the challenges of travelling with a kid? It is really best to travel slow with a kid or as a family, so some would call that a challenge, although we [...]

Travelling Slow with Mozart: Interview with Jeanne from SoulTravelers3 (Part 1)

Plenty of parents take their kids travelling. But how many parents go into early retirement, sell their home, and head out with their young child to travel the world, slowly and for as long as they can?

That’s precisely what Jeanne and her husband are doing with their daughter Mozart (her internet nickname). Since the middle of 2006, they have been travelling through Europe and northern Africa – with no end in sight.

Why Travel With Kids is an Enriching Experience

A few weeks ago, my wife Bec and I were enjoying breakfast with a two old friends we hadn’t seen in a while. We talked about what we’d all been doing, and our plans for the future. We mentioned that we’d considered travelling next year, but had changed our minds recently.

They urged us:

“If you don’t go now, you never will. You’ll get pregnant, and then that’s it. You’ll be tied down.”


Michelle is an Irish mum living in Seattle with her husband and two sons. As Wandermom, she is full of advice on how, where and why to travel with kids.

Delicious Baby

Debbie is a mother of two who stands behind the belief that travel with kids can be fun. On her blog, she shares tips for other parents, including city guides to destinations in Europe, the USA and beyond.

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