A Day in the Life of a World Traveling Family

We love traveling, being in new places, meeting new people, eating new foods, and doing new things. And we like doing it together, as a family. What we don’t like is the act of traveling, or physically moving from one place to another. We have two daughters, ages five and three, which makes getting from […]

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How to Travel Slowly With Kids

Slow travel is the only way to travel with kids. Logistically, it’s impossible to drag around all your luggage and your kids to different parts of the world every week. Plus, if you want to keep your sanity intact as a parent, you’re better off slowing way, way down when you travel with your kids. […]

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Stopping for Life’s Unexpected Surprises

It was another beautiful day of warm weather with breezy trade winds in Honolulu, Hawaii. But today was no ordinary day. Today was Christmas. On Christmas, the island is virtually shutdown. Malls are closed, most supermarkets are closed, and nearly everyone is off from work. Traffic can be incredibly backed up and slow on weekdays, […]

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How to Eliminate Your Financial Debt

Debt. It weighs you down, takes a hold of you, and never lets you go. It strangles your freedom to think, move, and play. And it stops you from really living your dreams. Lots of us struggle with debt. I’ve had my share of struggles along the way. I’ve never been a big spender and have […]

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How to Exercise While Traveling

When you travel, exercise normally becomes one of your lowest priorities. You have limited time in a destination and you’ve got other things to do than exercise. If you’re traveling for leisure, you’ll want to go sightseeing, shopping, and eating. If you’re traveling for business, you’ll have meetings and social functions to attend. If you’re […]

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3 Places to Go With Kids in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia and has lots of activities for kids. With relatively low prices for food and transportation, you can keep the kids entertained while still staying within your travel budget when in Kuala Lumpur. We spent three days with our young daughters and were able to do some sightseeing, […]

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How to Negotiate a Remote Working Arrangement

I’ve successfully negotiated remote working arrangements twice in my career, both at Fortune 500 companies. Working remotely immediately increased my work productivity by eliminating every distraction I had at the office (e.g. chatty colleagues, impromptu meetings, long lunches, excessive noise, etc.). When my work productivity increased, I freed up my time and arranged my schedule […]

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The Home Within

Home is not an address, a destination, a city, or a country. Home is not the house you live in or the place that you are staying. Home is nothing physical. Home is a mindset in which you’re comfortable with yourself, wherever you are. My home has always been hard to identify, as I have […]

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5 Reasons to Travel Slowly

Slow beats fast. Recall the children’s story about the race between the hare and the tortoise: the hare sprinted as fast as he could at the beginning of the race, while the tortoise took slow and steady steps. The hare seeing how slow his competitor was moving decided to take a nap on the side […]

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The Most Important Element of Family Travel

Family travel is all about teamwork. Everyone—including yourself, your spouse, and your children—need to be on the same page. Like any good team, everyone needs to know their roles and responsibilities, have clear expectations, and be accountable for their actions. And everyone needs to work together for a common purpose. When you travel as a […]

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Phuket, Thailand: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Phuket, Thailand is an island that’s rapidly developing and changing. It’s no secret paradise anymore, as tourists from all over the world come in droves to soak up the sun and play at the beaches. We have lived in Phuket, Thailand for almost three months and have really enjoyed our time here. During our extended […]

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4 Steps to Being a Present Parent

Being a present parent in a hyper-connected world isn’t easy. Everything is vying for our attention. Our time gets divided between phone calls, text messages, social media, emails, news, sports, and everything else that our smartphone has—which is practically everything nowadays. But when do we actually stop to focus on our children, who are right […]

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