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Snorkeling day at Playa La Entrega, just a few minutes from La Crucecita

Week 03, La Crucecita, Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico

Diary of a Globetrotting Family: Lunch on the beach, snorkeling, our daily adventure, Connor’s teeth, and… a brothel? Peaceful days in a place full of good people. And with an excellent bakery down the street. As we have settled into La Crucecita, the main town in the beachside region of Huatulco, on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, …


Into the cacti forest at the Jardín Etnobotanico in Oaxaca.

Week 02, Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico

Diary of a Globetrotting Family: Tamales, huge garden, churros, one ancient city, and a really hard day Our first week in Oaxaca, Mexico, began with joyful discoveries and ended with a serendipitous party invitation. Our second and final week in the capital city of Oaxaca, held a few other planned adventures, along with what would …


Week 01, Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico

Diary of a Globetrotting Family: How about we go to Mexico today? By 3:30 in the morning, Jodie and I were dressed but half asleep, sitting on the bed in my dad’s guest room in Virginia, waiting for Oaxaca. Originally we thought we’d let the kids sleep in a little longer, but then we saw …


YNAB: How to afford family travel... and love doing it

How to afford family travel (and love doing it)

YNAB When it comes to reasons why families say they don’t travel, money is one of the most common concerns. The moment you are traveling with your children, all your expenses increase. Family travel is not cheap—but family travel can be affordable. Even better? You can figure out how to afford family travel, set aside …


Plan trips as a family... and balance time together and apart with kids when traveling

Find your path to family travel: 5. It’s family travel, so plan trips as a family.

Kids and parents can plan trips together Family travel works most smoothly when kids and parents plan trips together. That way, each person has a say, a stake, an interest. When parents and kids plan trips together, everyone can get more out of the experience. Kids feel like they have a say. Adults can head …


Toddler in Tokyo! We've been working on family travel for a long time.

Our path to family travel: Trip plans for 2022

Our Path to Family Travel has taken us to some amazing places, and for 2022, that path is getting even more exciting. From National Parks throughout the US Southwest to traveling full-time, we are making big plans and embarking on major family travel this year. In 2021, we set a goal to travel every month, …