Category: Out & About

Raising Global Children through family travel

Finding The Right Vacation for Your Family: A Quick Guide to Designing Your Next Getaway Around Your Family’s Interests

No two families are alike. So why do so many family vacation packages and tours look exactly the same? At Our Whole Village, we think vacation opportunities should be just as varied and creative as the families who take them! That’s why, today, I’m shining a spotlight on three distinct types of family travel — […]

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Our Whole Village Travel Essentials

Our Family Travel Essentials

Traveling with young children can be daunting, but a lot of it is managing expectations and preparing for success. As a parent and avid traveler myself, there’s no denying it: our days of “winging it” are over. Family travel may require more preparation, but it is certainly one the best things you can do for […]

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Raising globally minded children through family travel

How Travel Can Release Our Kids from the Confines of Our Own Culture

Definition of “Culture” from Dictionary.com: “The sum total of ways of living built up by a group of human beings and transmitted from one generation to another.” What’s the good, bad, and ugly of your home culture? No matter where you’re from, you’ve lived and breathed that particular way of living for a good bit […]

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top family destinations for 2017

Have You Planned Your 2017 Family Vacation? Here Are Our Top 5 Destination Choices.

With Spring Break and summer vacation right around the corner, many families are planning for an unforgettable family holiday. If you are looking for the perfect family getaway in 2017, why not choose a vacation that will impact not only your family but also benefit others. Conscious traveling with a family has never been easier or […]

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Traveling with Kids during the school year

The Teacher’s Guide to Traveling with Children During the School Year

That is so awesome that you are taking time to travel with your family! I truly believe that travel is an experience that everyone deserves and needs. Seeing the world is not only fun, but it also enriches our lives and expands our perspectives. By traveling abroad with your children, you are taking a pivotal […]

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Travelling abroad with children

How to Parent Like a Spaniard

Spain might have a king, but the kids are the ones who truly rule the country. Little ones are an intrinsic part of everyday life. And life seems to revolve around family. We lived in Madrid for four wonderful years. Yet, the cultural differences never ceased to amaze me. Especially when it comes to parenting. […]

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Traveling with children

World Stories: Halloween and the Origin of Trick-or-Treating

Halloween is believed to have originated with the ancient Celtic harvest festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires, leave food and wine on their doorsteps to ward off the departed, and wear costumes to avoid being recognized by these ghosts. In the 8th century, the Christian church instituted All Saints’ Day, also called All […]

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Indra's Net

World Stories: Indra’s Net

The power of tales and short stories in our children’s lives and upbringing is immense. Stories are magic. They teach us about the world, its people and cultures. They help us make sense of ourselves and the world around us. Earlier this year, I heard the beautiful story of Indra’s Net, a traditional Buddhist and […]

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Global recipes for kids

A taste of: SPAIN – Spanish Tortilla

At Our Whole Village, we certainly love traveling. But we’re equally passionate about discovering other cultures through music, books, art, crafts and food. During the summer, while planning our move back to the U.S. and setting our intentions for the new school year, the girls and I talked about how we want to cook at […]

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Family Travel Bloggers Share Their Best Family Experiences for 2016

Can you believe it’s December? 2016 is just around the corner! To inspire a sense of joy and wonder for the new year I’ve asked 12 family travel bloggers to tell us about their most unforgettable family experience. Their experiences take us from Iceland to Hawaii, from Africa to Asia, winter through summer. And they’re […]

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