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Should I Go To Bali (Part 2): A Lesson in Taking Risks, Hardship, and Appreciation

  Over and over, before we even set foot on this trip, I wondered, “Should I even go to Bali? Bali’s just not me.” I’m so stoked that you stuck around for part 2 of this blog because part 2 is so much better than part 1!

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Should I Go To Bali (Part 1): A Lesson in Taking Risks, Hardship, and Appreciation

  Over and over, before we even set foot on this trip, I wondered, “Should I even go to Bali?” Bali’s just not me. We knew better. I’d already learned this lesson (4 years ago in Nicaragua) and I didn’t feel the need to learn it again.  On April 23rd we traveled from New Zealand …

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The Things You Do For Love: How To Find Balance When Your Spouse Doesn’t Like Traveling

I love everything (at least that’s what Victor will tell you I say). Climb 5000 feet in a hike … love it! Get scared on a rock wall … love it!  A new town to figure out and learn … love it!  A bottle of wine and sheep cheese from a local farmer … love …

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Nomad Life: Seeing is Believing

  Before I was a nomad I was a “regular homeschooler”, which meant my mom made me learn about traditional subjects like English, math, science, history, and my favorite—geography. I was intrigued by geography and still am to this day. I liked learning about different places and what they were like.  I was interested in …

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10 Tips For Living A More Adventurous Life

We didn’t always live an adventurous life. In fact, we used to not even camp! For the first twelve years of our marriage, our vacations always revolved around a condo in Hawaii. It wasn’t until our fourth child was born that I got the itch to start living more adventurously. Now, our days revolve around …

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The Best Sport Climbing Destinations to Take Your Kids

When we first started traveling in search of sport climbing destinations, my youngest two kids were four and six years old. Old enough that they no longer required being carried in a backpack but not old enough to hike up steep hills or hike an hour straight to get to a climbing area (not that …

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10 Normal Things Dirtbags Do That Aren’t Normal For Most People

Our family of 7 has been living out of our RV for the past 3 years.  For the most part, we try to free camp on forest service roads and travel quickly from crag to trail.  For a few months of the year we sit still in an RV park and enjoy the comforts of …

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Living in an RV and Traveling (with 5 kids) is Freaking Awesome

It’s been over three years and I still love living in an RV with my five kids. I realize living in an RV and traveling with kids is not on most people’s bucket list and for good reason.  It’s challenging and requires a great deal of perspective.  Most days I do have to stop and …

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