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August 20, 2012

10 Things Kids Bring Home from a Family Trip

Thanks to Jessie Voigts, our special Guest Blogger for this excellent perspective on family travel: You spend a lot of time planning family trips – and coordinating said trips! Between teens off with their ipods to dealing with toddlers and diapers, how do you KNOW that these family trips are worth it? But wait –…

January 9, 2012

Top Five Reasons to go to the Galapagos (aka ECUADOR!)

Yes, the Galapagos is a really cool place to go. Do you want to spend your whole vacation in the islands? No. Why? Because mainland Ecuador has so much to offer –

December 7, 2010

Extraordinary Children and the Makings of Hope

At the age of 11 Jim’s niece Jessica spent two years in Indonesia while her father did relief work. Now at 16 Jessica has created a beautiful photo essay about her impressions, titled The Makings of Hope. Her time in Banda Aceh affected her profoundly and the depth of feeling and expression in this essay…

June 24, 2010

BAJA: Top Five Reasons – plus one more

There are many reasons Baja Mexico is an adventurous family’s delight. Maybe you haven’t considered it, but here are some reasons why you should: