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10+ Great Books to Inspire Young Travelers

10+ Great Books to Inspire Young Travelers

I have to admit, I am an unabashed book nerd. Before I travel anywhere new, I always like to read a book set wherever I’m going. I think it helps to frame a new perspective. So, naturally, like all good parents, I try to “encourage” my daughter to follow the same path. Along the way, we have found a few great books that I think really help to inspire her to travel, too. A World Atlas After about a week…

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5 Ways to Deal with Picky Eaters While Traveling

5 Ways to Deal with Picky Eaters While Traveling

Before I had my daughter, I envisioned her and I sitting at a restaurant, happily sharing exotic cuisine without a fuss. “Hah,” I would chortle in my daydream. “I never have to worry about a picky eater while traveling.” Then somehow Ryan Reynolds would walk by our table. Fantasies aside, I am at heart a realist. In some ways, picky eating can be seen as part of a child’s normal development. It can be seen as a struggle for controlĀ or…

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How do we Teach Kids to be Ethical Travelers?

How do we Teach Kids to be Ethical Travelers?

I recently read an article about the ethical treatment of elephants in Thailand. I feel sometimes when I travel with my daughter, we do often go for what is easy. We stay at resorts, or approved hotels or vacation rentals. We shop at Target to replenish our stocks of clothing soiled by potty-training fails. When I read the article about the elephants, it made me wonder, how do we teach kids to be ethical travelers? If we were in Thailand,…

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How do we Teach Resilience to Kids?

How do we Teach Resilience to Kids?

Resilience. Grit. Pluckiness. Whatever you want to call it, it is what picks us up when we feel we cannot move, it is the ability to keep going despite tragedy. How do we teach resilience to kids? Is it possible? As I write this, much of my adopted home state of California burns. Apparently, the combination of faster-than-average Santa Ana winds, recent scorching summer, and wet winter in 2016 has led to a state that can go up like a…

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