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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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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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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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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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...
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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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Ramsau, Germany

Our Inspiration I’d read about Ramsau on a travel forum and quickly added it to the reasons why we would need to stay in Berchtesgaden Land. It was described as a great place to visit for the day, with a beautiful church, babbling brook, and small shops along...
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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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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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Cooperstown, New York

View from our home. Letterpress. Cousins testing the waters. Lake Oswego View from our dock. Farmer’s Museum Typeface. Beachfront access. Our Inspiration Cooperstown is an All-American kind of place. In the best way possible. A Main Street filled with small...
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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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Road Trip: Badlands, South Dakota {family+travel}

  Welcome to the Badlands. Millions of years ago this was an ocean. Now we drive and walk and explore the bottom of it, among fossils and sediment, among peaks and valleys, among stillness and thoughts. To be here is to feel small and humble, to be in awe of our...
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Missing Paris

Ah, Paris. It took me all of an afternoon to become completely taken with you. And by the end of my stay, I left knowing it wasn’t if but when I’d return. Such a beautiful city, with so much to savor and explore. The food, the architecture, the strolling...
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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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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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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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