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Posts Tagged With: family travel

Island Living

Last week, we enjoyed a big dose of Island life – not tropical, but wilderness. Being effectively cut off from all communication with the outside world for a week was a refreshing change. Adapting our daily routines to fit the scene – no electricity, limited fresh water – was a fun challenge. This vacation was … Continue reading »

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On The Road With Lewis And Clark – 0; Mice – 3

It’s been a long, cold and wet spring in Minnesota, not exactly conducive to camping OR family road trips.  But that doesn’t mean we’ve been sitting idle!  Some of you may know that last summer we wrote a book called Investing in Your 401k Kid: From Zero to Little Financial Genius in Five Easy Steps. … Continue reading »

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Why I’ll Never Take Kids to Hawaii

Having recently returned from an amazing Hawaiian vacation (our first) I can truly say, I will never take our kids to Hawaii. I truly loved it.  Although we’ve been many places and I always thought I was a mountain girl at heart, Hawaii was relaxing and amazing to me in a way that few other places have … Continue reading »

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Family Travel Transitions to Unaccompanied Minors

Yesterday we crossed over into a new realm of parenting.  We sent our three (young) teenagers alone and unaccompanied on a flight to see their grandparents in Phoenix.  They were officially unaccompanied minors for the first time in their lives.  Even though the kids have flown with us several times in the past, our love … Continue reading »

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The Importance of Family Travel

Sure, family road trips are fun.  But in addition to all those fun times, family travel has some amazing benefits.  Family travel teaches: Cooperation:  Whether choosing a place for dinner, or the next activity — you have to compromise and consider each other’s feelings. Budgeting:  Unless you have an unlimited supply of money, figuring out … Continue reading »

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