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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Berchtesgaden Land, Germany

No detail overlooked – amazing cottage door The view from our deck – yes, the actual view from our deck, including the famous Watzmann Mountain My absolute favorite mountain, at the Scharkiel turn off in Shonau am Konigssee Resting + exploring at a...
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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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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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Where to Stay in Bavaria

The view from our kitchen window, this one of the famous Jenner Mountain I fell in love with our Bavarian decor The view from our deck – yes, the actual view from our deck, including the famous Watzmann Mountain Yes, a serious crush on our decor Details from the...
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Portable Roots

There are but two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots, the other, wings. – Hodding Carter We’ve been under a bit of a rock as of late. Our family is moving this week – the first of many exciting steps toward long-term travel and...
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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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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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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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Lautersee, Germany

Orange tipped fish greet us. View above Mittenwald. 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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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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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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Hudson, New York

I haven’t been on a girls’ trip since before my daughter was born – actually it was a little over four years ago in Paris + Amsterdam, the month before I was pregnant. So it’s been a while. I travel with my dearest friends. Together we’ve...
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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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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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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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