Family travel, essential alone time

Family travel, essential alone time

The one thing a person must have is time alone. When we decided to travel together as a family, we didn’t consider how much time each of us would require. Some people can get by on very little and others

Our kids have outgrown us

Our kids have outgrown us

It was bound to happen, at some point. During the course of this travel year, our teenaged kids have grown taller than their parents. Our son has inched up over everyone else in the family and our daughter is not

Teenagers are teachers, if we listen instead of lecture

Teenagers are teachers, if we listen instead of lecture

“Coming home with straight A’s is fine, I’ll accept that, but what I’d rather have you do is come home and tell me something amazing that you learned in the spirit of doing something good for someone else, come home

I like being first at the gate

I like being first at the gate

For some people being first at the gate means you have arrived super early and will suffer a long wait for your flight. True. But there is something nice about sitting in the quiet area of the airport with no

Giving up almost everything I know for sure, to travel the world

Giving up almost everything I know for sure, to travel the world

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.    -Lao Tzu As we near the end of 2017, here

It took me a year to find freedom, a love story

It took me a year to find freedom, a love story

You know that feeling you get when you move into a new house and everything around you, the smells, the light, the physical space, are so different to what you are used to? You imagine living in this space as

Do we plan our legacy, or does it happen to us?

Do we plan our legacy, or does it happen to us?

We bought a seven-day pass to the Angkor Archeological Park. Nobody was standing in that line up. We walked right up to the teller. It turns out that most people visit for one day. Some stay for a 3 day

The curse of Taurus the bull

The curse of Taurus the bull

I don’t live by the predictions of a daily horoscope. In truth, I’ve only looked at my zodiac sign description, maybe a dozen times in my whole life. But, every time I do, some of the words are burned into

When you can’t tell the season by looking out the window

When you can’t tell the season by looking out the window

I could have also called this ‘chasing summer’, which is another we feel about it. We are literally trying to avoid winter this year. Hopping from place to place. First to stay in the warmth, during the Fall season of

Everyday life, away from home for a year, with teens

Everyday life, away from home for a year, with teens

I have to admit, it has been tough to establish a daily routine, which works equally well for the 4 of us. All the planning in the world, ahead of time, will not prepare you for what it is really