FAMILY+FOOTPRINTS

living, learning and traveling 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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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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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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Lingo Breakdown for Alternative Life + Learning Styles

When I first started reading about living a more alternative lifestyle through family travel and independent education – two separate research tracks that eventually became one – I was amazed at all the lingo out there. Gone were the days of categorically...
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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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Mt. Rainier with Kids {photo essay}

Our little family of three left the suburbs to travel 100 days across the United States by way of car and camping. Here, we explored Mt. Rainier. A beautiful and varied national park, there are glaciers and temperate rain forests in the same view! This place, with its...
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Where to Stay in Bavaria

Yes, a serious crush on our decor The view from our deck – yes, the actual view from our deck, including the famous Watzmann Mountain The view from our kitchen window, this one of the famous Jenner Mountain I fell in love with our Bavarian decor Local biere...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Family Lessons on Safe Adventures

We explore the outdoors daily, often right in our own backyard. It usually leaves us feeling some beautiful combination of content and energized and exhausted and restored, all at the same time. Rarely do we feel unsafe. More often, we feel alive and bonded. But on...
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How We Afford Our (Not So) American Dream

Next week our little family heads out on our big cross-country road trip – the beginning of our long-term travels and the continuation of a slow lifestyle that we’ve been living for the past few years. In my last piece, I shared how our path, rhythm and...
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