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...

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....

The Special Needs Family Vacation

The Special Needs Family Vacation When my good friend Christy Hovey and her husband want to take their children camping, they instead go to their local outdoor store, sit in one of the display tents for a while, and pretend. The employees know them by name and have acknowledged the fact that Christy...

The Joys of Traveling With Children (Over Age 30)

The Joys of Traveling With Children (Over Age 30) Here’s a little levity on the downside of traveling with kids and how best to lie to them when the situation calls for it. This guest piece from Elaine Ambrose originally appeared at The Huffington Post.    If given the choice between traveling with small...

An American Girl’s Guide to Celebrating Thanksgiving Abroad

An American Girl’s Guide to Celebrating Thanksgiving Abroad   Our Thanksgiving was a little different this year. We celebrated on a Sunday with family friends (American-Aussie hybrids) in Coolum, Queensland. We ate turkey and ham and stuffing, but instead of the snow and football that will accompany the feast back in...

Christmas in Todos Santos

Christmas in Todos Santos   This piece was written for an open mic event in Todos Santos, Mexico during a three-month stay.   For 12 weeks we’ve come to this place of dust and sky, water and palm. We travel to live, to experience. We run away from the cold and the daily routines. We...