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Come along on an adventure through our stories of our travels around the world! We are a family of avid explorers passionate about seeing every corner of this beautiful planet! So far we have visited 86 countries on 6 continents together and have grown up learning from the world and the cultures we are experiencing. 

Here you can read about our journeys, laugh at funny crazy stories, read some deep poetry and reflections of transformational moments, and see the real side of traveling the world full-time as a family. 

Every One of Us Can Change the World

Originally posted on Embrace the Wonder “Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the ...

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I Imagine A World – A Poem

While volunteering with Syrian refugees in Greece and Turkey, I was deeply moved by just how unjust and unfair our world can be sometimes. People who once had a great life now left with absolutely ...

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WHAT IS TRUE SUCCESS? – A VIDEO FROM MICHAEL BERNARD BECKWITH

Whenever I feel like I have lost my way and have been pulled towards the mind of the ego, I ask myself: If I were to leave the planet today, did I give and love more or show anger and take more? A ...

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Are You Ready to Remember Who You Really Are? – A Reflection of Wisdom

“What lies behind us  And what lies before us  Are tiny matters compared  To what lies within us.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson I have heard people say that we are here to find our passions, our ...

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WE ARE ALL VISITORS ON THIS PLANET – ABORIGINAL WISDOM ON THE TRUE MEANING OF LIFE

We are all visitors to this time, this place… our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love.. and then we return home. – Aboriginal Proverb Going through our daily lives, we can feel ...

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Mother Earth, Our Home

We live on a beautiful and magical planet, where everything from the smallest flower to the biggest thunderstorm live and co-exist harmoniously. Too many times we can get caught up in the fast-pace ...

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A Journey Back into Roman Times – Visiting Baalbek in Lebanon

Baalbek, where history comes to life and ancient and modern times meet in one place, the legacy of civilizations past still thriving in full glory… Before going to Lebanon, I had never heard of ...

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We Are Fairy Chimneys – A Story Told By the Lands of Kapadokya, Turkey

Sitting out looking at the beautiful view of fairy chimneys that spread out across the whole horizon in Kapadokya (also known as Cappadocia) in 2018, I was moved to wonder what life is like as a ...

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Embrace the Wonder of Life – Seeing the Child-Like Magic of the World

This post was originally on Earth Family Global Embracing the wonder of the world and in your life is finding the fairytale magic every single day. Our lives are full of amazing adventures, inspiring ...

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Thailand From Under the Sea

This article was originally published on Travelin Kait in 2015 A moment of suspension in the air, flying for a second, then a huge splash and a rainbow of colors explode before me. Thousands of ...

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An Ode to Rome

This article was originally published on Travelin’ Kait in 2014. This is for you Rome, a city that has captured my heart and became a part of who I am and who I will be… I may never be ...

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Legacy, What Is A Legacy? – A Poem Inspired By the Musical Hamilton

Hamilton, the smash-hit musical that has taken the world by storm, is the story of the life of Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States who started off as a poor boy in ...

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From The Border of Syria to the Border of Algeria – Exploring Lebanon, Egypt, and Tunisia

This article was originally published on Travelin’ Kait. Growing up I always dreamed of visiting the ancient sights of Egypt, venturing into the sands of the Sahara, and seeing the many Roman ...

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How Compassion Can Change the World

Why is it that in our day and age, even though we can feel so connected through the internet and social media, there is still so much divide? Things like racism, Islamophobia, or homophobia are still ...

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A Day In the Red Desert of Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum (Arabic: وادي رم ‎) is a desert area in Jordan with stunning bright red sand and dazzling mountains. It is here that many Bedouins live just as they used to hundreds of years ago, ...

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The Butterfly of Nebo – A Memory of Mt. Nebo, Jordan

In northern Jordan you can find Mt.Nebo, looking out over the Jordan Valley and the Judean Desert. It was said that the Israelites first saw the “promise land” here and it was where Moses died ...

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Beyond Giza – 4 Incredible Destinations in Egypt That Will Inspire You

From the lush Nile Valley to the dry desert dunes, Egypt is a land of beauty and contrasts. Here you can experience the  history and culture of the Ancient Egyptians that lived so long ago, a ...

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Spices, Carpets, and Magic – The Colors of Jerusalem

Jerusalem – the city of a thousand colors. The city where people from all over the planet come to see its many marvels and ponder its many secrets. Through the narrow streets of the souqs, you ...

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Visiting the Heart of History – Exploring and Learning About the Dome of the Rock and Temple Mount in Jerusalem

A tiled pattern of a thousand colors and a glimmering gold dome soaring above the sky, a dazzling view of an eternal city that has changed and shaped history… The Dome of the Rock and the Temple ...

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For Egypt Is… A Poem

Throughout all of my travels, Egypt has been one of the most powerful and memorable places. It has inspired me and given me such insight, it has taught me so many new lessons and showed me a whole ...

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A Journey Back Into Roman Times In Baalbek, Lebanon

Baalbek, where history comes to life and ancient and modern times meet in one place, the legacy of civilizations past still thriving in full glory… Before going to Lebanon, I had never heard of ...

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Mesmerizing Lanterns, Delicious Coffee, and Friendly People – The Souq of Khan-El-Khalili in Cairo

The ancient intricately decorated minarets soar above the sky, the enchanting smell of spices linger in the air as the twinkling lanterns hang from every shop and the sun sets over the sand colored ...

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Reflections of Syria Through the Eyes of a Refugee

After volunteering for four months in Greece with refugees, I found a deep love for the Syrian people and the Syria they once knew before the war. Here is a poetic reflection on the Syria of the ...

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Honoring Aylan Kurdi – A Memory of Hope and Tragedy in Turkey

Tragic. Heart-breaking. Inspiring. These are all words that describe my experience visiting the beach where Aylan and Galip Kurdi were found. This sad event was a wake up call for the European ...

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Kids are Kids – A Chat With Afghan Refugee Kids In Greece

No matter what part of the planet we come from, the language we speak, or the way that we pray, we all are dreaming of a beautiful life and achieving our dreams. While volunteering in Athens, Greece ...

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A Warm Welcome From Students in Giza, Egypt

On our second visit to Egypt, we just had to return to the highlight of our first trip – the Pyramids of Giza. During this visit to the Pyramids, we had such a warm welcome by the local students ...

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5 Years Travel Anniversary -Lessons I Have Learned From Exploring the World

5 years ago today, we began our adventure to explore the world as a family! We left our home and school in Italy behind to go on an open-ended journey to learn from the world and experience all of ...

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A Voyage Into the Sahara – A Poetic Journey into the Tunisian Desert

The many stories of camels and nomads throughout the Sahara have always fascinated me and sparked my imagination. What mysteries, magic, and treasures lay in the sands, washed clean by time and ...

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The Power of Stories – How We Can Create Peace and Understanding Through Storytelling

Storytelling has been at the heart of our civilizations since the very beginning of our human existence. It was how our ancestors learned to survive and evolve in this world and the way they ...

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What About the Future of Our World?

What of the future of our world? What of the environment, the animals and the oceans we will pass to our descendants? What of the example we are being for our children? What legacy are we leaving ...

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A Journey Into The Heart of Angkor Wat, Cambodia

As an adventurer at heart, exploring the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat was such a moving and powerful experience, and I couldn’t help but sketch and write in my journal as I sat among the stunning ...

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The True Meaning of Kindness and Friendship – Volunteering With Syrian Refugees in Greece

Kindness is love manifested in its simplest form. It is the smallest of acts that can sometimes create the biggest ripples in our very being. Humanity as a whole depends on these acts to survive, it ...

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Journal Entry – A Journey of Reflections at the Pyramids of Giza

Giza, Egypt  – 25/03/15 The wind blew strong, drifting through the air, forever traveling, forever moving. The sand picked up, dancing in swirls and shapes, before flowing off into the sky and ...

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5 Lessons To Teach the Girls of the Future Generations

We know that the little girls of today will become the leaders of tomorrow. How do we want to raise them? How do we want them to grow up perceiving the world and themselves? I believe that we need a ...

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We The Generation – A Poem of Youth Making A Change

A poem dedicated to all of the people of this generation and the generations to come who will make this world a better place!  We, the generation to stand stronger against hate. We the ...

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5 Easy Ways to Embrace the Love All Around You

Originally posted on Thrive Global Do you ever feel that you don’t have a lot of things in your life to love? Or maybe you feel that you don’t have a lot of love in you at the moment? Perhaps you ...

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Finding the True Meaning of Happiness in a Refugee Camp

Originally posted on Embrace the Wonder and Kids Unite 4 Hope When I first started volunteering at the Piraeus refugee camp, I never expected that I would be changed so much. I never could have ...

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3 Awesome Women Leaders of Ancient Egypt

Originally posted on Embrace the Wonder and Dandelion Women Throughout time there have been countless inspiring women who have shaped the course of history. Through their brave acts and fearless ...

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4 Life Lessons I learned from Refugees

Originally posted on Embrace the Wonder and Thrive Global It was September 2015 when my family and I traveled to Bodrum, Turkey to volunteer at one of the most critical times during the Syrian ...

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Empowering Girls to Live Up to their Full Potential in a Refugee Camp

Originally posted on Dandelion Moms and Embrace the Wonder In honor of International Women’s Day 2 weeks ago, this post is dedicated to all the Women and Girls who are working hard everyday and ...

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5 Year Travel Anniversary! Lessons I Have Learned From Exploring the World

5 years ago today, we began our adventure to explore the world as a family! We left our home and school in Italy behind to go on an open-ended journey to learn from the world and experience all of ...

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6 Simple Ways to Experience Travel to the Fullest

Originally posted on the Elephant Journal and Embrace the Wonder Travel is truly something special. It’s an action, it’s a feeling, it’s a lifestyle. Traveling connects you not only with ...

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What is Equality? How Can the World Unite with Peace and Love?

Originally posted on Embrace the Wonder What is equality? Equality is the movement which unites us all – it is the change to see the world all treated equally and under the same rights and ...

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The Beauty of Dreams

Originally posted on Embrace the Wonder How are we shaped as human beings? What sculpts us to become the magnificent piece of art we’re all able to become? What drives us to pursue everything we ...

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The True Meaning of the Word ‘Humanity’

“We are challenged to rise above the narrow confines of our individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” – Martin Luther King Jr. Originally posted on Embrace the ...

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