Jenn & Chris

Healthy LivingReal LifeTravel

The Transformation – On Becoming a Butterfly

Learn how to enjoy every transformation
Reflecting on the journey to change is the most valuable part of the process. Walk along the dirt road from Aguas Calientes towards the path up to Machu Picchu and you will discover a Butterfly Sanctuary hidden in the forest. Head down a few stairs and you come across a soft-spoken gentleman behind the bar who offers to take you on a tour of the Mariposa. Follow him through a beaded curtain into a large mesh tent and you arrive into a magical little world of hundreds of butterflies & cocoons. All in different states of Chrysallis. As the guide talks (in Spanish), you can tell he adores &
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Kids CornerTravel

Did You Know The Incas Were Thought To Be the Sons of the Sun?

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Fun Facts for Kids from Around the World Spencer Says: …..Guatamala, Bolivia then Argentina, and Ecuador, Chile and Brazil!! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pOFKmk7ytU] Are you a lover of Animaniacs? Because I am! I learned all the countries of the world from one of their videos called “The Nations of The World”. It’s pretty cool since we are travelling the world as a family and have been in a number of those countries and learning new things.  One of those countries is PERU where we visited Machu Picchu. Did you know that Machu Picchu is the home of the Incas and known to
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Changing the WorldTravel

Why We Are Visiting Places That Will Likely Disappear In Our Lifetime

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The Many Faces of Travel When we finally made the decision to take this trip around the world, a big part of the planning process became "where do we want to go?" Each family member was given a choice of 3 priority destinations that would fulfill a lifelong dream of theirs. If you could pick 3 places to travel in the world, where would you go? Our loose, plan not to plan itinerary is to see the world in all its glory. Yet we realized that many of the places we wanted to see are also ones that are being threatened
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Family MattersTravel

It’s the Journey…

Sea turtles in the Galapagos
And so ours begins. How to stay present while traveling. Mom Says I wasn't sure how we would approach writing about this adventure. Social media is so engrained in my world (both professionally and personally) that of course I want to share everything with everybody because it's just all so beautiful and so different. We hope to spread the good word about unique places, spaces and experiences that we think you might enjoy. The kids eager to pass on lessons we have learned on the road, taking on the responsibility of sharing information with their class & friends as part of their experience. The
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Travel

Lessons Learned While Traveling the World as a Family

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We are two weeks in to this Round The World experience and already we have "learned" so much in the process. How we function as a family, how to school on the road, how to long-haul travel, the uniqueness of different cultural behaviours, different foods and 1,001 new & exciting discoveries have all been added to our repertoire. Under the guise of life lessons mixed with travel experiences, I will list a few that we have already taken note of that will help both the global backpacker and the week long family vacation. Write down where you are staying (on
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Changing the WorldFamily MattersTravel

Why National Geographic Is To Blame For All Of This

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& How we are using Nat Geo as our best tool on the road One of the most vivid, core memories I have as a child is running down the hallway of my grandparents house. Their dark blue, psychedelic carpet and powder blue bathroom sink stamped forever in my brain. As my cousins and I play hide and go seek, I head to my favourite place to hide. A waist-high closet you had to crawl up in to at the end of the hall. As I pop open the closet door, a secret world reveals itself to me. Stacks upon stacks of yellow
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