County Donegal: 10 Useless Facts

County Donegal: 10 Useless Facts We have two home exchanges scheduled this summer in County Donegal. This is the northern-most county in Ireland, and shares a border with Northern Ireland. Explaining to people that we’re going to northern Ireland, but not Northern Ireland can be tricky. In...

Hostel: Like a Castle, Only Different

Hostel: Like a Castle, Only Different In a few months, we’ll travel to Ireland. Mike and I took a trip there in 2010, but this will be our first trip to the land of green and Guinness with our children, who like the color green but do not appreciate Guinness nearly as much as I do. One of the most...

I Don’t Speak Turner

I Don’t Speak Turner “I can’t wait to see Balboa!” My in-laws announced this often in the months leading up to our trip to Spain. They meant Bilbao, but the cultural influence of Rocky combined with their (ahem) creative use of language always won out. I try to learn as much of the...

5 Great Tips for Taking Kids Abroad

5 Great Tips for Taking Kids Abroad Guest post by Susie Thompson, Mum of 4, who loves to travel with her kids.   Travelling with children isn’t always the easiest of experiences. While holidays away are an excellent means of relaxing and relieving the stress of daily life, having the wee ones come along...

10 Awesome Things About Visiting Todos Santos with Kids

10 Awesome Things About Visiting Todos Santos with Kids Todos Santos, BCS, Mexico. The sunrises here do not suck.  #1 Taco Stands Feeding a family of four for under ten bucks is pretty darn cool. Don’t be afraid to try all the taco stands in town. Each will have its own specialty (pescado, pastor, camarón, carnitas,...

10 Ways to Save Money While Traveling Long Term

10 Ways to Save Money While Traveling Long Term We spent two nights at the Casarão Verde Hostel in Itacaré, Brazil.  1. Peanut butter & jelly. Some people would rather ham and cheese it, but I’ll take pb&j any day. Add in an apple and you’re all set. The point is, when you’re on the road...