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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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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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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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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Day 8: Hiking in the Woods

Day 8 of Our Outdoor Adventures Let the hiking begin. Now that we had a lay of the land – er, the site – we were ready to head a little deeper into the forest. This is again, why I like slow traveling so much. We haven’t felt rushed one bit to make...
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Our Top 10 Family Travel Fails

On the verge of any big travel adventure, like our upcoming cross-country road trip, I find it’s easy to romanticize everything to come. Picture our little family all smiles, all bliss driving off into the sunset. There’s lots of that, sure. But there just...
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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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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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Konigssee + Obersee, Germany

That’s what you can call him. I really love when something manmade goes great in a natural setting. Germany was all over this. Not a bad place to learn to skip rocks Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.   Our Inspiration...
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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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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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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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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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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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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....
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Two Months Without Mirrors {travel stories}

On the morning we left for our 100 day road trip, I stole away moments to straighten my hair. Between trips outside to help pack our Honda Civic – the one our little family of three chose to live out of over the next three months – I was running off to the...
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