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11 Ways to Make Summer Travel Easier With Kidsby  

Here are 11 tips to help make summer travel easier with kids…so fear not, when it comes to the thought of traveling with your family! Savor the memories!

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4 Tips for Eating Real Food While Traveling Abroadby  

By Tiffany Crumbs, Contributing Writer For six years, my husband and I scrimped, saved and pinched every penny we could for one big purpose: a family trip to Costa Rica. We worked hard for YEARS to get out of debt, so... Read More

Eczema That Disappears When We Travel? What’s Up With That?by  

While traveling overseas, I’ve noticed something peculiar. Our youngest daughter’s eczema, a constant source of irritation while in North America, simply disappears elsewhere in the world. It’s curious to me, because our diet is not nearly as careful while traveling... Read More

What to include in your natural first aid kit this summerby  

We're on the road again and we couldn't be happier. For our family, pursuing adventure together is becoming part of our DNA. The past two weeks we've been traveling down the West coast, starting from our home outside Vancouver, Canada... Read More

How we took our family of six around the world for a yearby  

In 2013, our family of six embarked on an epic journey. For one year, we lived nomadically, wandering from continent to continent, country to country, exploring, adventuring, learning, seeking, bonding, delighting and relishing in the daily discoveries that travel can... Read More

How Smoggy Skies in China Changed the Way Our Family Shopsby  

Three seemingly inconsequential words. Made in China. They’ve meant different things to me over the years. At first, those silver stickers on the bottom of inexpensive products reminded us of that rapidly growing nation across the Pacific and its manufacturing... Read More

The surprising things you learn when escaping the mundane (hint: it isn’t as mundane as you think).by  

It happens every time we slow down. During this whirlwind, around-the-world trip of ours, usually staying in one place for anywhere from one to four weeks is when I feel it most keenly. But every so often, even three days... Read More

12 Things My Children Learned While Worldschooling This Yearby  

I’m probably my toughest critic. As we planned for and embarked on this one-year journey around the globe with our young family (kids ages 8, 5 ½, 3 ½ and 11 months at the time of departure), I had high... Read More

How to Make Real Indian Masala Chai Tea in 5 Minutesby  

My first taste of Indian chai was accidental. Making our way through the crowded, dusty, vibrantly colorful, animal-filled cacophony known as the Pushkar Camel Fair, we found what our children had been talking about for months on end… a brightly... Read More

My Travel Medicine Kit (and How We Stay Healthy on the Road)by  

Written by Stephanie Langford I’m continually grateful for this kit. Each time I pull it out to treat someone’s sickness or owie or to find something to give our systems a boost, I do so with a huge sense of... Read More

Day in the Life of a Family of Six, Traveling Around the Worldby  

Seeing as our family is currently traveling around the world for a year, one might think that our lives are never-ending adventure, a continual parade of exotic days, unimaginable experiences, and all around pretty darn romantic. Occasionally, that feels true... Read More

Serving My Family Real Food in Imperfect Situations Part 2 (With a 4-day Meal Plan)by  

Did you miss the first part of this post? You can read it here. Now that you know what we've been buying are you curious what I've made with those foods, in sub-par kitchens at that? I tracked our actual... Read More

Weekend Linksby  

A far-off view of the Ushuaia, Argentina airport, where we arrived 3 days ago. We walked past this charming field the first time that we went into the city center. We're at the very southern tip of Argentina, and it... Read More

Weekend Linksby  

The drive near Cafayate, in Northwest Argentina. Stunning. Links I loved this week: Perfect is a Poison @ Jon Acuff On Fear and Speaking to 3600 Women @ Shaun Groves Responding to the homeschooling critics @ Simple Homeschool The Problem... Read More

When the Line Between Need and Want Gets Blurred (and the preposterous numbers of ways to use a stick blender)by  

They say necessity is the mother of all invention. After our first 6 weeks of traveling, I'd have to say that living and traveling internationally has proven that true time and time again. For example, take our first rental apartment... Read More

Weekend Linksby  

This week... What I'm reading: Wrecked by Jeff Goins and 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker What I'm doing: Sitting on my bed with the balcony door open, intermittently focusing on my computer, and then look out... Read More

We’re Going Around the World.  

Written by Stephanie Langford, Creator of Keeper of the Home I've been thinking about writing this post for so long, and yet now that I'm writing it, it feels surreal and I don't even know what to say. For the... Read More

On Things That Bring Me to a Complete Loss For Wordsby  

Words. I'm usually full of them. As I write this post, however, I am entirely lacking in the right ones that will tell you what I want to say. In fact, my usually steady heart now beats frantically with panic... Read More

I’m Going to Blissdom, Y’all!by  

In two short days, I board a plane to go and do something I would have never imagined that I would do a year or two ago... I'm going to a blog conference! I'm headed to Nasvhille, TN where I... Read More

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