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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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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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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Riviera Maya, Mexico

Looking back + looking forward There was some Cenotes talk earlier this week, and so here I am, all kinds of missing Mexico. We went there back in 2008 – which was before my daughter was born – and have been excited about taking her there for a while now....
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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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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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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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What is Worldschooling? {family learning}

There are no seven wonders in the eyes of a child. There are seven million. – W. Streightiff What is Worldschooling? Imagine the world as your child’s classroom. Consider the four walls are no more – even if they’re there some of the time. Our...
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Road Trip Challenges + Solutions {family+travel}

Road Trip Challenges + Solutions Our little family has been on the road for a month now, with still more to come. The journey has been incredible so far. We’ve seen amazing things we could have only imagined – or more likely never imagined. We’ve met and...
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Lautersee, Germany

View above Mittenwald. Orange tipped fish greet us. The time we stumbled on this. We planned for a day hike out to Lautersee (lake) from our Mittenwald apartment. This time, best laid plans worked. We headed out along narrow streets lined with fresco-ed homes, carved...
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5 Lessons Learned: Traveling Abroad with a Toddler

Last summer we hightailed it to the Alps with our two and a half year old daughter because, well, why not? We’d already traveled around the US with her, and were overdue on getting her passport stamped – you know, that proud symbol for all the other...
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Long-Term Travel: What are we waiting for?

We want our travels – our life experiences, the inspiring people we meet and the beautiful parts of the world – to be our greatest possessions. This has been happening for quite some time now. We go away on vacation, my family spends time together in a...
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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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Family Travel Edventures | Photo of the Week

Coconut tree climbing – and jumping – in Southern Quintana Roo, Mexico. Coconuts, or cocos in Spanish, were an exciting fruit to explore here. We collected them as they washed up along the shore and played with their dried out shells. Locals were quick to...
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New Year, New Adventures: How to Start Slow Traveling

Happy New Year! What an exciting time to reflect on the year past and look forward to all that’s to come. If you’re like us, this naturally means you’re also beginning to – or are already knee-deep in – planning your adventures for the...
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Off the Beaten Path in San Fransisco

I’m delighted to have guest blogger and dear friend, Taylor Davis, join us this week as she shares her family’s experience traveling through San Francisco – not far from where she lived with her husband during their pre-children days. A doula on the...
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