• How to afford and budget for family travel
    GOALS,  LIVING,  TRAVEL,  TRAVEL TIPS

    Nine Tips for How You Can Afford to Travel as a Family

    We have incorporated our children into our travels from the very beginning. When Raeca was not quite a year we started planning our trip to Uganda and never even though of not bringing her, it was just a given. And because we adopted Ephraim from South Africa he was on a plane not long after becoming our son. While they have a long way to go before being world travelers they (especially Raeca) have traveled a decent amount, more than a lot of adults I know.   Watching the monkey grab food out of the bird feeder in South Africa.   THE BENEFITS OF FAMILY TRAVEL There is something really special…

  • LIVING,  TRAVEL,  TRAVEL TIPS

    Seven Things to Think About When Becoming An Au Pair

    The above photo was taken at Lulworth Cove This fall marks the ten year anniversary from when I moved to England for a few months to be an au pair (just writing that is making me feel a little old). I made the move at the age of 18, just a few months out of high school, and while I am so glad I took the chance, there are some things I wish I would have thought through a little bit more (and some things I’ve heard from others), if you are one of those who are thinking about becoming an au pair abroad today I wanted to share a…