WanderMom

Inspiration for where to travel with children

The Moment Before Leaving

Do you have a favorite restaurant? I have plenty of favorite restaurants. Typically my favorite restaurants are of the white-linen variety, notable only because my husband’s are of the food-in-your-hand variety. Given that you’ll be surprised to learn that this restaurant, Waji’s, a humble Japanese food stand on Concourse C in SeaTac airport is and Read the Rest…

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Post-Trip Depression

How does it feel to return to the real world after having taken a year out to travel, having executed on a life’s dream? Well, in a word, it sucks. There I’ve said it. I don’t expect your sympathy or even empathy. I’m writing this post today to round out the how-to series on our Read the Rest…

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Family World Trip Logistics Part IV: Travel Planning and Booking

We traveled for a year and now we’re home. Our project is completed. Now I feel comfortable to write about logistics and comment on what worked (or didn’t) as a reference for anyone else out there planning to do an around the world trip with or without children. Planning A Round World Trip We actively Read the Rest…

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Around the World and Back with Stories to Tell

Family World Trip Map Legend: 9%, 26 of 263 Territories In Progress Not Yet Started © worldmapmaker.com | Travel Insurance The map above shows all the countries we visited on our family world trip. Now that we’re back, I’m realizing that we have thousands of photos to share and hundreds of stories to tell about Read the Rest…

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Family World Trip Logistics Part III: Schoolwork

We traveled for a year and now we’re home. Our project is completed. Now I feel comfortable to write about logistics and comment on what worked (or didn’t) as a reference for anyone else out there planning to do an around the world trip with or without children. In today’s installment I’ll cover what is Read the Rest…

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Family World Trip Logistics Part II

We traveled for a year and now we’re home. Our project is completed. Now I feel comfortable to write about logistics and comment on what worked (or didn’t) as a reference for anyone else out there planning to do an around the world trip with or without children. Insurance. It’s such a boring word, totally Read the Rest…

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Family World Trip Logistics Part I

We traveled for a year and now we’re home. Our project is completed. Now I feel comfortable to write about logistics and comment on what worked (or didn’t) as a reference for anyone else out there planning to do an around the world trip with or without children. All questions relating to trip logistics fall Read the Rest…

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Five Essential Items For Family World Travel

For our year-long trip, we didn’t pack much specialized travel equipment. The criteria we used was that anything we packed could be lost or stolen and should be easily replaceable.

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A Road-Schooling Day

It struck me recently that I’ve said a number of times that road-schooling is hard work but that I’ve never really explained why this is so. It seemed like a description of a typical “school day” would be a good idea to remedy this. The diary below describes a day in Emei Shan, a mountain Read the Rest…

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RTW Travel – How Much Does It Cost?

How much to travel the world? This post on our costs is way overdue… To travel around the world was my childhood dream. The restlessness behind such a dream is one of the few personality traits that I share with my husband. We left Ireland in 1995 planning to spend “just a couple of years” Read the Rest…

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