7 great ways to use our audio stories

7 great ways to use our audio stories

We’re obviously big fans of audio stories as we’re taking one year to travel around Europe and write stories about the countries we visit. We believe good stories can stimulate the imagination in ways that nothing else can. Once a child’s senses are engaged and their...

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Our journey to storytelling

Our journey to storytelling

We’ve got a story for you…. Actually we’ve got quite a few, but the one I’m thinking of starts like this: Life was going along just fine — three beautiful kids, a wonderful husband with a secure career, good friends, and a loving labradoodle. We even had a teepee and...

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What my kids have taught me on our travels

What my kids have taught me on our travels

I think most people would agree that kids teach adults a lot, sometimes more than we teach them. As we travel this year, I’ve been reminded of some important lessons from my kids. Here are four things they’ve taught me these past few months that I plan to keep close...

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Postcards from Carnival

Postcards from Carnival

I love to ask fellow travelers what they miss most about home. The answer often seems to be some type of food. For us, the answer is always Lou Malnati’s Chicago deep dish pizza. My in-laws came to visit us this past week and brought with them 4 frozen Lou Malnati’s...

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Portugal, caterpillars and kindness

Portugal, caterpillars and kindness

We made it to Portugal despite getting stuck in the Pyrenees, ‘losing’ our pup on the mountain and some cold nights spent in a very different kind of hostel. We were so ready for our Airbnb home in the mountains of southern Portugal, which we had reserved for six...

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Lessons Learned in Andorra

Lessons Learned in Andorra

It all started on our way to Andorra - that tiny country in the Pyrenees between Spain and France. We decided to stop there for two days of skiing on our drive from Germany to Portugal. Just before the French-Andorran border, we (ridiculously) ignored a sign telling...

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7 months, 7 countries and 32 stories later

7 months, 7 countries and 32 stories later

I think back to the start of this trip and can hardly believe we're halfway done. Since we left last June, we’ve visited seven countries in Europe and have released 32 stories, all of them inspired by places we’ve stayed, festivals we've experienced, foods we've eaten...

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An Unexpected Mystery Day in Gibraltar

An Unexpected Mystery Day in Gibraltar

Mystery Day. It’s become a tradition in our house. I make a list of things for the kids to pack but don’t tell them where we’re going. I always add some things to the list just to throw them off track — scuba gear, rubber bands, a lime, toothpicks, or anything else...

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A teen’s thoughts on travel

A teen’s thoughts on travel

Most kids my age would probably be in school right now, but not me. I’m in Marbella, (pronounced Marbeya) Spain. My name is Maya. I'm 13 years old, and our family is traveling around Europe this year. I love traveling. I think everyone should travel. Even if it’s not...

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About Us

We're taking one year to travel through Europe, and we'll be researching, writing and recording along the way. We've sold nearly everything we own and are trading it all in for five backpacks and a doggie bike trailer, visiting 13 countries with our three adventurous daughters and our loyal Labradoodle. We'll be reporting back about all the places we go and interesting people we meet, while learning more about other countries and their traditions to bring you the most authentic stories possible.
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