Our First Aid Kit

Our First Aid Kit

Our first aid kit has seen lots and lots of use, and not just by our family. Over the years it’s helped friends and fellow travelers all across the globe. It’s the first thing I reach for when packing and I never leave without it.…

Travel: Q&A With The Kids – You Ask, They Answer!

Travel: Q&A With The Kids – You Ask, They Answer!

We played a fun little game on Facebook the other day. You asked the kids travel questions and they answered. I think you’ll start to see a theme on what they liked best. 🙂 My clarifications are in italics.   “What was hard about traveling…

Travel: Wild, Precious Santorini

Travel: Wild, Precious Santorini

You guys, Santorini was a dream. It really was. Someone asked me why we picked Santorini as the Greek island we’d start with, and the answer is, I don’t really know. I’d heard other islands were more family-friendly, but something told me to just start…

Travel: Athens

Travel: Athens

After a few weeks in Switzerland and Italy, we made it to Greece. Our first stop was Athens. On our agenda – food and the Acropolis, in that order. We knew there were other (amazing) things to see, but we didn’t have a plan. We’re…

New Beginnings in Bergamo

New Beginnings in Bergamo

I’m happy to report we are settled and comfortable in Bergamo, Italy. New beginnings are nice. I think we’re all finally acclimated and rested enough to start enjoying our surroundings. (It turns out we’re not only learning about our world, but about ourselves. Hmm.) Bergamo…

A Swiss Family Goodbye

A Swiss Family Goodbye

Today we said goodbye to Switzerland. If I’m being honest, I am pretty okay with that. Our time in Switzerland was good, but definitely not the best. I chalk that up to three things: One, having the bright idea to tackle Switzerland two days after…

The Ups and Downs of Switzerland

The Ups and Downs of Switzerland

Well, we’ve been abroad now for six days. In those six days we’ve been to four countries. Today marks day four in Switzerland. I’m not even going to lie, we’ve had a few rough days. Our first two days were fine, thanks to F’s aunt…

Monument Valley

Monument Valley

Have you ever heard of Monument Valley? To be honest, I’m not sure I ever had before researching our trip to Grand Canyon. Once I read about it, though, it went straight on our must-see list. Monument Valley lies on the border of Arizona and…

Blue Ice!

Blue Ice!

Guys. We took a spontaneous trip to Mackinaw City yesterday to see the blue ice. Have you heard about it? You can read CNN coverage of it here. It’s rare and beautiful, and we just couldn’t miss it. I was pretty proud of myself for…

Week 8 – Recycling, Presentations & Giant Holes

Week 8 – Recycling, Presentations & Giant Holes

Well, we’re eight weeks into our travel / homeschool journey. We started our week with a field trip to the Kent County Recycling & Education Center. They offer free tours and activities every Monday from 1:00 – 5:00. I’ve been meaning to go for a…