FAMILY+FOOTPRINTS

a look at living + learning off the beaten path

FAMILY+FOOTPRINTS

living, learning and traveling off the beaten path
10 Things To Do in Mexico with Kids

10 Things To Do in Mexico with Kids

Mexico with Kids So, you want to go to Mexico? You’re in for a treat. The culture is vibrant, the history is rich and the landscape is beautiful. Enjoy all it has to offer, with your children as young explorers alongside you. Here, we focus on the eastern part... read more
It’s Not Just One Moment. It’s All of Them.

It’s Not Just One Moment. It’s All of Them.

  The call came as we pulled into Boulder. Day 73 of our 100 day journey. Doug’s mom was admitted to the hospital. A 28 month fight against stage IV cancer metastasized on the brain now required full time care. It was uncertain how much time she would have left.... read more

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You are part of an exciting movement of families who rethink the way you live and learn. Maybe you opt out of a traditional school model and support your child's self-directed learning. Maybe you pack up your things and set off traveling, using the world as your classroom. Maybe you come together with other like-minded families to celebrate the beauty of natural learning, intentional living and community building.

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Seacoast of New Hampshire: Greater Portsmouth Area

Our Inspiration Our friends recently moved to the Seacoast of New Hampshire. As hard as it is to have friends living away from you, it’s wonderful to have extended visits to the great places they call home. Hence our roadtrip to New Hampshire. We had planned...
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Reflecting on a Year of Slow Living

When we do things from the soul, we feel a river running through us, a joy. – Rumi I’ve spent the past few weeks reflecting on this year, on what we’ve done, on what it’s meant to us. And then Christmas Eve day, my sister and I sat in a yoga...
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Enjoying the Moment

Back in the fall, my daughter was exploring the woods with her forest playgroup when I reminded her to double check the sturdiness of the limb she was climbing. Now that she’s become much more adventurous, we find ourselves talking about how things change in...
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Mittenwald, Germany

Our Inspiration We had a fairly basic playbook for where we based most of our stays during this trip. Mountains, small Bavarian village, forests. Mittenwald hit them all. So for the last leg of our travels, we headed across the south of Eastern Germany and settled...
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5 Travel Benefits for Children {family travel}

As parents, we share so much of what we love with our children. Not only because we personally enjoy those things, but because we believe there is a benefit to being exposed to them. It’s no different with traveling. If you loved traveling before your children...
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Hallstattersee, Austria

Two weeks into our Alpine travels and we’d only spent money on one attraction – the boat ride in Konigssee. Everything else had been free to explore. Yup, free. Water must be our thing because our second attraction was renting a private, electric boat on...
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Munich, Germany

The university library stuns The harrowing Marienplatz Urban surfer on the Eisbach Sounds of the English Garden Gemütlichkeit ( listen) – a situation inducing a cheerful mood, peace of mind, with connotation of belonging and social acceptance, coziness and...
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Yes, We’re Taking Our Four Year Old Cross-Country

The countdown is on. In just one month, we head off on our big cross-country road trip. And with it, of course, comes much excitement and anticipation. There’s the adventure of exploring new areas and experiencing new things, the happiness of reconnecting with...
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Photo Essay: Why We Family Travel

Related Posts 5 Travel Benefits for Children 5 Joys of Slow Travel Hallstatt, Austria Berchtesgaden Land,...
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Yellowstone with Kids {photo essay}

Our little family of three left the suburbs to travel 100 days cross-country by way of road trip and tent. Here, we explored Yellowstone National Park, the first national park in the United States. Yellowstone, Wes Anderson style. Our daughter’s face as a bison...
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Family Travel: Green Spaces in Brooklyn

Our Inspiration Books often inspire our adventures. We explore the library, find what excites us and make plans that extend from our reading. In the case of B is for Brooklyn, we were lucky that NYC is not far from where we live (and with all the history along...
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My Daughter’s First Trip to Ellis Island

Because of my great-great grandmother, because of her bravery, I am an American. My face could be on that flag. – unknown descendant Ellis Island holds significant meaning for many Americans and their families. From 1892 to 1954, this beautiful building, on an...
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Hallstatt, Austria

Our Inspiration Any UNESCO World Heritage Site gets me excited. Then to read Hallstatt is like a place frozen in time + so special the Chinese designed a replica in their own country, well, now I’ve got to see what this is all about. Our Experience Hallstatt is...
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Sailing, New York City

For my 30th birthday, we planned a champagne brunch sail around the Hudson River in NYC and a French-themed picnic with some friends + family in a local park. Fancy. I love being out on the water and our last attempt at operating a sailboat was laughably disastrous...
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5 Things to Do in Ithaca, NY with Kids

In honor of missing an unstructured play area – I’d love it if every community had one – here’s a throwback to Ithaca. Crunchy moms unite. Ithaca is made for you and your kids. Seriously. Vegan, locavore restaurants. Organic ice cream shops....
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