The Waterbearers: Humanity in Action

The Waterbearers: Humanity in Action The Waterbearers was founded a few years ago by two women, Spryte Loriano and Jane Brinton who both share a deep passion for seeing everyone on the planet have access to clean water. ​I sat down with Ophelia, one of their impassioned volunteers, to learn more about...

Girl Around the World

Girl Around the World When it comes to exploring the world, we want our children to get as much out of the experience as we do. It’s not about taking vacations and dragging the kids along with us, it’s about living and working in another culture, and learning about that culture...

Home Exchange Like a Pro

Home Exchange Like a Pro My husband and I have used HomeExchange for a few years now. It’s a platform where homeowners pay an annual membership to create a profile of their home and share it with likeminded homeowners around the world. It allows us to connect with people across the...

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...

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...

Amazonia

Amazonia Leaving Manaus From bus to ferry to van to boat, we journey from city to where the waters meet, and beyond to village to tributary and jungle. Ants of all sizes claim the earth on which we sweat and stink. The power’s out; the water’s off. We make do with...