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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Enjoying the Moment

Back in the fall, my daughter was exploring the woods with her forest playgroup when I reminded her to double check the sturdiness of the limb she was climbing. Now that she’s become much more adventurous, we find ourselves talking about how things change in...
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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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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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Where to Stay in Bavaria

The view from our deck – yes, the actual view from our deck, including the famous Watzmann Mountain Local biere pride I fell in love with our Bavarian decor The view from our kitchen window, this one of the famous Jenner Mountain Yes, a serious crush on our...
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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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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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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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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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5 Joys of Slow Travel

There are any number of approaches to traveling. And truly, to each their own. We personally love slow traveling because it fits our lifestyle, and we’d be hard pressed to enjoy traveling any other way. Not sure what it is or if it’s right for you? Already...
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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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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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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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Lautersee, Germany

The time we stumbled on this. Orange tipped fish greet us. View above Mittenwald. 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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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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