Why We World School Our Children

In January 2014, we put our kids in preschool in Guatemala. Our oldest was four-and-a-half years old while our youngest was two weeks away from her second birthday. Our kids didn’t speak Spanish and had never studied abroad before. Chloe, our youngest daughter, cried a lot that first week of school. She was away from […]

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FAQs About Our Summer Travels in Europe

We’re finally home…sort of. We’re back in Hangzhou, China, staying with the girls’ grandparents. Things are feeling settled now. We can relax, eat home-cooked meals, and not be concerned about any trip logistics. Our stop here in China is a nice breather after a long, busy summer of traveling in Europe. Going through six countries […]

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Family Travel in Paris

We finally made it to Paris during our summer in Europe. Both Karen and I have always wanted to experience the city, see the sights, and find out what makes this city magical. After eight days in Paris, we’ve come away with a good feel for what this city is all about. After consistently ninety […]

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Family Travel in Barcelona

We loved living in Barcelona, Spain for five weeks this summer. Barcelona has been one of our most favorite cities that we’ve traveled together as a family. The mix of people, beaches, scenery, sightseeing, shopping, arts, and culture made our stay in the city a truly memorable one. When we first arrived in Barcelona, we […]

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Day Dreamer – Leah Kim, Nike Athlete

Leah Kim is a Day Dreamer. As Nike’s Global Yoga Ambassador, she travels the world teaching her students the benefits of her craft. Leah’s path to yoga and her current awesome gig didn’t come without her share of struggles and inner battles. But when she started following her dreams, success and joy followed her back. […]

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Life in Barcelona, Spain

Life is good here in Barcelona, Spain. After about three weeks, we’re finally feeling settled in here. Our typical daily activities include buying groceries, cooking, cleaning, and taking care of the kids. As parents, things have really slowed down for us as the girls started their summer school last week. They’re in a local multilingual […]

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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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