Away Game: Why Watching the World Cup Made Me a Better Parent & Traveler

Watching the world cup as we travel has made me a better dad…and possibly a better world citizen. I was fairly ambivalent about the international spectacle for most of my life. Then my son became a huge fan, so I decided to become one too. Watching the World Cup in various places as we’ve traveled […]

How We Use Travel to Teach Patience — Family Travel Basics

If you want to teach patience to your children, then travel together. Few activities offer more opportunities to teach patience than family travel. You may need to teach yourself as well! It’s a hot and muggy morning in Penang, Malaysia, and our bus is already 20 minutes late. Good. Our bags are heavy, the sun […]

Life in Tokyo: Eleven Things I Miss about Life in Tokyo (as a Parent)

There are so many things that I miss about life in Tokyo: as a parent, as a food lover, and as a traveler. Here are just a few things I love about Japan’s amazing capital. Life in Tokyo: 11 Things I Miss about Tokyo I called Tokyo home for over 13 years — the longest I’ve […]

From “Gimmie” to Grateful: Family Travel, Raising Thankful Kids & How to Teach Gratitude

Raising thankful kids isn’t as easy as I thought it would be. In fact, I’m reassessing gratitude for myself as well. That said, family travel offers several opportunities on how to teach gratitude. From “Gimmie” to Grateful: Raising Thankful Kids Practicing gratitude is sounds easy, but it takes work just like anything else. Here is a […]

EER121: Homeschooling, Parenting and Backpacking with Toddlers

Homeschooling, unschooling, parenting, and backpacking with toddlers. These are just a few things we discuss in this week’s episode of Epic Education Radio. Subscribe to Our Podcast (iTunes, Stitcher, RSS, and more) Backpacking with Toddlers Meet Jen Lumunlan. Like many of us, she was told that travel stopped once you have children. And like many […]

Family Travel Safety Tips: How to Handle Child Safety While Traveling

Looking for family travel safety tips? Before any big trip with kids, it’s important to prepare everyone for potential hazards. Here are a few things we’ve learned about child safety while traveling. Our Top Family Travel Safety Tips We love adventure, and many of our favorite places and activities involve some level of risk. That’s why child safety is […]

Living in Spain: 11 Things We’ll Miss About Valencia Life — And 4 We Won’t

Living in Spain has altered the course of our lives in many ways. Below I list up some of the memories of life in Spain that we’ll take with us. Our Pros and Cons for Living in Spain We’ve been living in Spain since August of 2015, and are now planning a potential move. We’re […]

How Our Kids Enjoyed Schools in Spain: Our Story

Our kids spent the past year at local schools in Spain, and I’m thrilled to report just how well it went. If last week’s post sounded overly negative (I didn’t mean it that way), then this post about schools in Spain will tell a different side of the story. In this small series posts, I’ve […]

EER060: The challenges and benefits of homeschooling and travel

Many can name some of the benefits of homeschooling. Jen Miller certainly can, but she’s also well aware of the trials and obstacles that present themselves face when one chooses an unconventional approach to education for their child. Add in four children and a life of full-time travel, and you can begin to imagine just how […]

What is the Best Age to Travel with Kids? The Best Time for Family Travel

What’s the best age to travel with kids? Wrong question — a “best age to travel” doesn’t exist. Put another way, let’s just say that there isn’t a perfect age to travel with kids, therefore any travel age is the right one. What is the Best Age to Travel with Kids? You and I both know that it’s […]

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