Family Travel in Italy

Italy was the first stop of our family travel through Europe this summer. We spent eighteen days traveling through the three most popular tourist destinations in Italy: Rome, Florence, and Venice. We loved everything about Italy including the weather, food, people, and culture. It’s difficult to sum up how our time was spent there, so […]

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Our Gap Year Six Month Checkup

It’s raining outside, the thunder is booming, and we haven’t left our apartment in Florence today. It’s our last full day in this beautiful city, and we’ve chose to stay at home and enjoy a lazy Sunday together. And I’m okay with that. After six months of traveling with my family on our gap year, […]

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The Art of Solo Travel as a Parent

Everyone who’s a parent should try solo travel at least once while your kids are young. I truly believe solo travel makes you a stronger person and a better parent. And the solo travel I’m talking about is the kind that is meant to be an exploration of yourself in new settings, not a business […]

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Summer in Europe

We’re in Europe for the summer. It’s our first trip to Europe as a family…finally! We have never been to Europe before, so we’re excited to see some of this continent together. We’ll be traveling slowly over two-and-a-half months to make our way through six countries in Europe. Our itinerary includes stops in: 1. Italy: Rome, […]

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6 Observations About Parenting After 6 Years

Six years ago, I was neck-deep in work. I was stuck at the office and dealing with work stuff, day and night, while my infant daughter was growing up without me really being present in her life. At that time, I had a swelling fear that I would miss most of my daughter’s childhood because […]

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How We Afford to Travel

Life is a product of our choices. One of the most important choices we make in life—on a daily basis—is what we spend our money on. I choose to spend a disproportionate amount of my money on travel for myself and my family. Spending lots of money on family travel is an investment in my family’s […]

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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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