Why You Need Friends Who Aren’t Like You

Why You Need Friends Who Aren’t Like You

Don’t worry: I’m not about to lecture anyone on needing a more visibly diverse friend group. Appearances are often misleading (take that banner photo for instance*), and what your friend group looks like is not what I’m interested in talking about here.

All You Need is… Dreams?

All You Need is… Dreams?

The ever-popular topic of “How much does travel cost?” is back! An acquaintance of mine was just asked about how she and her husband paid for their family’s 5-star, multi-month, international vacation. Fair question, I think, since they’ve been pretty public about how long and fancy the trip was. Her response was: “It’s not about …

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Our Kid’s First Solo International Flight

Our Kid’s First Solo International Flight

As you may have already noticed, my family gets pretty excited about travel. My husband and I traipsed all over the globe together in our dating and just-married days, and now we’re very comfortable dragging the kids around the world with us. We’ve already started to nudge our oldest out of the Family Travel Nest. …

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Is Happiness Out of Style?

Is Happiness Out of Style?

I ask this as an honest question, because it’s seeming to me like maybe the answer is yes. I starting pondering this topic after we left a nice dinner party (full of other couples about our age and in similar stages of life) and my husband said: “I think we were the only people in …

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In Search of Cider, Pizza, and Poutine: Our Summer Travel Hacks

In Search of Cider, Pizza, and Poutine: Our Summer Travel Hacks

We were able to score the following flights for super cheap this summer (with first class tickets roundtrip on the PHX-SEA portion): In case you can’t see that image, our summer will include flights between FLG, PHX, ORD, YVR, and SEA – basically a giant triangle around the U.S. mainland with a little taste of …

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