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
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
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,
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.
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