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6 Reasons It's Ok to Pull Your Kids Out of School and Take Them on 'Vacation'

Carrie Visintainer | Posted 08.05.2016 | Parents
Carrie Visintainer

People often marvel at this, amazed that such a thing is possible. Admittedly, the first time around, I was really nervous to approach the school's administration about our plans. Like every parent, I love my kids and want the best for them, and when swimming upstream against American cultural norms, self-doubt lurks.

A Family Road Trip To Twin Falls, Idaho

Michele Bigley | Posted 08.23.2014 | Travel
Michele Bigley

I've heard people wax poetic about Idaho's kind people and ample outdoor adventures, even about Boise's art and food scene. But I honestly had zero expectations about this state. Until recently.

Planting Roots in the Homes of Others: Couch-Surfing in LA

Michele Bigley | Posted 06.18.2014 | Los Angeles
Michele Bigley

As a traveler, I am calling this an adventure -- a truth because being without a home with two young children is nothing short of an adventure.