Summer Fun in Idaho: Farragut State Park

Summer Fun in Idaho: Farragut State Park

  If you’re not thrilled about the idea of tent camping (Ouch, my back!), but you can’t fathom an actual RV (Ouch, my wallet!), there is a middle ground that might be right for you. Behold, the cabin. We spent two nights in this little gem in Farragut State Park. The cabin itself is charming. […]

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Summer Fun in Idaho: 6 Ways to Master the Staycation

Summer Fun in Idaho: 6 Ways to Master the Staycation

  Last summer I wrote about Boise’s Best Family Staycation. We’ve been itching for warm weather just to repeat the experience and temperatures last week reached the triple digits, so over the weekend we returned to the The Riverside Hotel to kick off the summer. Through my exhaustive and laborious research, I’ve determined that there are […]

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Summer Fun in Idaho: Boise’s Best Beach

Summer Fun in Idaho: Boise’s Best Beach

Wait. Isn’t Idaho landlocked? Well, yes. Yes, it is. But Boise also has lakes, rivers, streams, waterparks, and reservoirs. Hands down one of the best places to enjoy the water, especially when small children are involved, is Sandy Point in Lucky Peak State Park. Here’s what makes it an excellent pick for a day at the […]

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Summer Fun in Idaho: Garden Valley’s Hidden Adventure

Summer Fun in Idaho: Garden Valley’s Hidden Adventure

For years my family has enjoyed escaping to Garden Valley. And for years, truth be told, there hasn’t been much there beyond exploring the outdoors via a good old fashioned hike, which is kind of why we like it. As our kids creep ever closer toward tweendom, however, we’ve started getting hints of eye rolls. […]

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How to Prep Your House for a Home Exchange

How to Prep Your House for a Home Exchange

Those of us who are not filthy rich but still enjoy long-term, international travel, have long relied on home exchanges. Leveraging your home (and car) can offset the otherwise prohibitive expenses of accommodations and transportation abroad. Our most recent home exchange involved a trade of houses and vehicles for two months with a Brazilian family […]

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Carnaval with Kids

Carnaval with Kids

Our home exchange in Brazil ended right before Carnaval. It seemed silly not to stay an extra week and we had to fly through São Paulo anyway. Rio is the ultimate destination for celebrating Carnaval in Brazil, but we’d already spent the New Year there and were eager to check out a different city. We booked […]

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The Definitive List of Travel Apps

The Definitive List of Travel Apps

  Travel apps are good for far more than just converting currency or locating hotels. What if you suddenly need to know how to swear in Albanian (#40 – Swearport), have to find a mountain to climb (#28 – PeakFinder Earth), or want to control your data flow while backpacking (#11 – Onavo Extend)? Here […]

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Learning Local Culture: Activities for Kids Abroad

Learning Local Culture: Activities for Kids Abroad

I had the pleasure of appearing on Multicultural Kid Blogs to talk about how we incorporate cultural learning while homeschooling overseas. You can read the article HERE. Their site is loaded with resources on: Raising global citizens Information on holidays around the world Language learning Multicultural arts and crafts Teaching diversity Check out their Women’s […]

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A Digital Nomad Adventure: Traveling with Hacker Paradise

A Digital Nomad Adventure: Traveling with Hacker Paradise

Guest Post by Nick McCrea On a two-week assignment to the up-and-coming Vietnamese town of Da Nang, amid sunshine, sand, waves, and the Vietnamese people, I’ll be working from my laptop alongside a ragtag group of roaming geeks that calls itself Hacker Paradise. They’re hopping around Southeast Asia, changing the way remote workers live, and Toptal […]

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10 Tips for Travelers Headed to the Olympics in Brazil

10 Tips for Travelers Headed to the Olympics in Brazil

  1. Visa – You’re in luck. The visa process to enter Brazil isn’t easy, fast, or cheap. If you’re traveling with children, it will be even more complicated. Visas must be obtained through the Brazilian consulate designated for the region in which you live. If you can’t get there yourself, you’ll have to hire […]

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