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

Welcome, life learners!

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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Ways to Raise Global Kids Without Travel

Travel is an incredible way to raise globally minded children – to help them live diversity, to practice acceptance and empathy, to broaden their horizons, to fill their lives with unforgettable experiences – the list goes on and on. But while travel may...
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Olympic Peninsula with Kids {photo essay}

Our little family of three left the suburbs of New Jersey to travel 100 days around the United States. By the time we made it to the Olympic Peninsula, we were in awe of all we’d seen, quite tired and ready to rest and officially across the country. We’d...
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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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A Day at the Beach, East Coast Style

We’ll take a day at the beach any time of year. Luckily, we live close enough to the Atlantic we can do this plenty. The thing is, I take it for granted that all we have to do is hop in a car and we’re there within an hour. And if you’re in NYC, just...
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Our Favorite Family Adventure Events: Weekly Roundup

1. Girls on Ice, Alaska + North Cascades 2. Worldschool Summit, Greece 5. The Road Less Traveled, India There is something special about creating memories and taking on experiences with a group of like-minded folks. We’re excited to be doing this ourselves soon....
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2014 in Pictures: Outdoor Adventure + Family Travel

As I look back at these pictures, I can’t help but smile. 2014 was a great, active year for us. We spent lots of time exploring indoors and out, we found rhythms whether we were home or traveling, we laughed with friends and family and we fell more in love with...
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Having Lived Abroad in Italy: Perspective + Engagement

This week, welcome guest blogger Serena Rice of Faith, Family + Foccacia as she shares her reflections on the way expat living transformed her life perspective. Serena had the incredible opportunity to live abroad in Italy with her family – including her two...
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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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An Inspired Travel Perspective

“I have good news and bad news to report. The bad news is that there are more fantastic things in the world to see than you can ever possibly hope to get to. You are just not going to live long enough. Sorry. The good news, however is that there are more...
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Off the Beaten Path NJ Beach – Sandy Hook National Park

Once the spring sun starts coming out, we embark on one of my favorite traditions. We head to the beach, bundled up layers and all. The sky is as blue as the summer. The ocean and sand, seemingly untouched during the colder months, are ever constant. It doesn’t...
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New England Coast: Mystic + Stonington, Connecticut

Our Inspiration Now that my husband is getting around a little better, he is determined to “make up for our cancelled New England camping trip this summer.” Even if it’s not necessary, we are all happy with this resolution. We set our sights on a...
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10 Ideas for Simple, Powerful + Local Adventures

If you love the idea of worldschooling – immersing your kids in all the world, nature, other people and other cultures have to offer – you may be eager to get started. Often, embarking on grand international adventures feels like the most direct way to do...
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Why We’ve Opted Out of School: A Journey to Finding Our Life and Learning Style

Our daughter is four years old and she has yet to be enrolled in a typical school program. She’s young yet, yes, but we don’t actually plan to enroll her in the traditional pre-school or kindergarten experience, or anything beyond that, unless she is...
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Good morning, New York City

We’ve taken the same shot of our daughter over the years from a Hoboken pier on the Hudson River. This was our very first. We love this place. Pier C is an island playground jutting out toward NYC – hills, wooden, fort-like equipment, sand pits – all...
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Newport, Rhode Island

Our Inspiration Ocean, cliffs, cobblestone streets – and all within a half day drive from home. No sense focusing on why we hadn’t done it sooner. We packed up our bikes and headed off. Our Experience Newport was so lovely we decided to extend our visit...
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