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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…

Field Trip Fun – Art at Trader Joe’s!

Field Trip Fun – Art at Trader Joe’s!

I’ve kind of been known to make things up. A lot. Words, phrases, good ideas, bad ideas. Lots of big ideas. When we decided to homeschool, I had lots and lots of ideas on things we could do. Some were good, most were bad. This…

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…

Week 10 – Learning on the Go

Week 10 – Learning on the Go

Here we are, ten weeks into our travel and homeschool adventure. When I was researching homeschool, I heard that it takes a few months to find a groove and feel comfortable. I would say we’ve reached peak discomfort (at least I hope so) and are…

Week 9 – Butterflies, Basquiat & Boredom

Week 9 – Butterflies, Basquiat & Boredom

Whew. This week we are tackling the doldrums of late winter – mud, grey skies, and barely any sunshine. It’s not always fun and I hear “I’m bored” a lot. Sigh. We are ready for spring. And Italy. Luckily we have great places to visit…