We've got quite a packed schedule for this trip. It all begins with a short two-hour drive from Phoenix to Sedona (how convenient it is to avoid TSA lines and airport security checks, car rentals and more). But for many of you reading this, it is likely that you'd have to suffer through such agonies, and for that I lament with you.
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.
We all have a tendency to feel like we've somehow lost touch with ourselves and our joy when we are in transition or taking a big leap into something new. It's actually a good place to be, because it means you've stepped out of your comfort zone, learned a lot, grown and transformed to a new and improved version of yourself!
We love hipsters. Yes, they're easy to make fun of (seriously, glasses without lenses?), but they also tend to attract cool things to their neighborhoods. Here are 10 painfully hipster 'hoods around the world -- add them to your list for the epic people-watching, organic food, obscure cafes, and fun bars.