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The week I (maybe?) almost died of a bee sting

Follow Us My weekend along the Delaware River had started out beautifully. A friend and I had rented a secluded house along a calm bend, and filled our time with saunas, walks and meals of oysters and wine. After one such … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Downsize and Save for Your Travel Adventure

Follow Us I moved to New York City ten years ago with a small moving truck filled with boxes of books, a crib for my then two-year-old-daughter, my bed and a few pots and pans. I had $1,000 in my … Continue reading

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What does it REALLY mean to be a single mother who travels? [Or, in other words, my 'Top 10' list for how traveling as a single parent can suck]

Follow Us “You’re f@*king awesome,” a married girlfriend recently told me. “You prove that you don’t need a man, a house or security.” Convinced that my life was one of independence, freedom and adventure while hers was one of compromise, … Continue reading

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Free Falling

Follow Us One year ago, on July 4, 2011, I decided to change my life. A stressed out single mother working way too many hours in New York City (at jobs I didn’t particularly love), I wanted to figure out … Continue reading

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True Story: Single mother from Bushwick, Brooklyn, funds long-term trip without having to sell a kidney

Follow Us This summer I’ll be traveling for two months with my daughter to the following places: Reykjavik, Iceland (three days) Paris/Chartres/Annecy, France (nine days in the heart of the Latin Quarter) Carouge/Geneva, Switzerland (five days) Rimini/Venice/Rome, Italy (ten days) … Continue reading

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It’s happening!! Let the adventuring begin!!

Follow Us When I was growing up, and well into my adulthood, I was told to set realistic goals and get my head out of the clouds. I tried to do this, I really did. I worked crappy jobs (even … Continue reading

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Good Morning, America, let’s Occupy Wall Street!

Follow Us A group of traveling, nomadic families that I’m a part of undertake a writing exercise each month. This month, we’re supposed to start a post with the words: “Once upon a time, I woke up and realized The … Continue reading

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Conversation with a traveling family #4: Theodora Sutcliffe from Travels With a Nine Year Old

Follow Us “What’s it like to dive an undersea volcano, hang out with hunter-gathering nomads or be surprised by an earthquake while using a squat toilet?” Traveling single mother, Theodora Sutcliffe, asks these questions and more in her blog, Travels … Continue reading

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Prioritizing, taking life by the balls and making my travel dreams come true

Follow Us My typical view waiting for Anevay’s dance classes to end in Manhattan near Time Square “It is often said that New York is a city for only the very rich and the very poor. It is less often … Continue reading

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Conversation with a Traveling Family #1: Lainie Liberti from Raising Miro on the Road of Life

Follow Us A month ago, when I first began planning to take my kid on a long-term trip around the world, I turned to the stories of other traveling families for guidance. As a single mother, I was particularly interested … Continue reading

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