Life Lessons

When we were named National Geographic Travelers of the Year in 2012 it was like being handed an Oscar by George Clooney. With this news it feels like George came back and asked to be BFFs.

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We are the same. All of us. Our desires. Our fears. We love our children. We worry for them. We want them safe at all times. And sometimes that desire to protect becomes so overwhelming that we forget that on the other side of the world there is a mother trying to do exactly the same with a completely opposite package of information or access.

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The news is grim. Fear of travel is high. There are bad people out there.
You should still go.

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And then she danced and I felt her happiness.

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There are some key things you can do to make your next family road trip your best ever.

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It can't be predicted. We'll be somewhere acting perfectly normal and then I'll just look over at them and my heart will fill with so much love for the kids, the family, the moment... and whammo, blammo, we're taking a "Welfie."

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Happy New Year (Take Two)

How are your resolutions doing? Yup, I hear you. How about a do-over?

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