6 Reasons Why Life Without TV Is Better

Blasphemy, you say. Life without TV cannot be better than a life with it. Not with 4K, UltraHD, Blu-Ray, On-Demand, Streaming, and everything else out there. Without TV, there’d be no daily hum of CNN, ESPN, Food Network, and the Today Show in our lives every day. But let me tell you, life without TV […]

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How to Finally Take Your Leap of Faith

Change is hard, but it’s necessary. Change is how you grow and become your most authentic self. But changing something in your life means stepping out of your comfort zones, confronting your limitations, and facing your fears. And that’s incredibly scary! Making meaningful change in your life requires taking that proverbial leap of faith. You […]

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Do You Live a Life of Abundance or Scarcity?

Is your cup half full or half empty? Is your life filled with gratitude or complaints? In other words, do you live a life of abundance or scarcity? Scarcity is defined as a state of being scarce or in short supply. Do you feel like your life is one of scarcity? You would be happy […]

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How Much We Spent for 10 Months of World Travel

Since our return back home from our gap year of travel around the world, the most frequent question we get is “How did you pay for your trip?” or some derivative of that question such as: How in the world could you afford that? Did you guys hit the jackpot? What do you do for […]

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How to Be Thankful for the Little Things

Tis the season to start being thankful for what you have whether it’s your health, wealth, family, friends, community, career, or anything that makes you happy. It’s also the start of the big holiday shopping season. Black Friday has turned into a weeklong event where there’s more time to get the biggest TVs, the newest […]

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Our Gap Year Recap

Our gap year is officially over. It wasn’t a full year as planned, but it was enough for us. We were all traveled out and ready to get back home. And now that we’re home, we’re happy to be here. In total, we traveled for more than 300 days through 10 countries. We weren’t really […]

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6 Tips for Homeschooling Success

Homeschooling can seem like a daunting task at first because all the responsibility lies on your shoulders to get your kids educated. It’s especially tough since there isn’t a specific roadmap of how to best educate your kids. Despite all the challenges and sacrifices, I believe homeschooling is worth it, especially in your kids’ early […]

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Five Things I’ve Learned About the World Through Travel

In the last few years, I’ve had the privilege to travel all over the world, spending time in six continents in over twenty countries. I’ve learned many things through my world travels not only about myself, but also of the world we live in. Through my world travels, these are the five things I’ve learned […]

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5 Simple Steps to Be More Present

Being present hasn’t been easy lately for me. I’ve been thinking about what we’ve accomplished this year (which has been a lot!) and what our next steps might be. My preoccupation with these thoughts has made it difficult to be here (wherever I am), in the moment, and at peace. But I’ve been trying to […]

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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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