Extended Tribe Travel, International Travel, Preparing for Travel

Extended Tribe Tales – Julie from Creative Travel Connections

Since this is the first EVER "Extended Tribe Tales" post, I want to give a little background on why this is so important to us.  Our tribe's network of people who love to travel as much as we do, if not more, is vast.  The intention of this blog is to share tales of more… Continue reading Extended Tribe Tales – Julie from Creative Travel Connections

Family Travel, Preparing for Travel

An Extroverted Extrovert’s Guide to Traveling with Introverted Kids

Truth be told, I am what my mom calls an "extrovert on steroids" (and trust me, Alan does NOT disagree).  I thrive on any interaction with humans - chatting with a stranger in an elevator, spending an evening with dear college friends, mentoring my student teachers, visiting with extended family, playing games with my four… Continue reading An Extroverted Extrovert’s Guide to Traveling with Introverted Kids

Australia Travel, Family Travel, International Travel, Kirra's Blog

AquaSplash

Hi, my name is Kirra and if you haven't read any of my blog posts already, I am 10 years old and my family is traveling Australia for a year.  In this post, you will learn all about our adventure to the AMAZING AquaSplash in Southport, QLD, Australia.  I hope you enjoy reading!   ***Because I… Continue reading AquaSplash

Australia Travel, Family Travel, International Travel

Agnes Water and the Town of 1770

Soon after we arrived in Australia, Alan's brother and family invited us for a week's getaway in .  I had heard of this town before but didn't know much about it, other than it is in the Pacific and a small town, so not much knowledge there.  However, you had me at 'Pacific'.  With a… Continue reading Agnes Water and the Town of 1770

Australia Travel, Family Travel, International Travel

Vlog Tale #1 – Aqua Splash

Check out A Traveling Tribe's first vlog - eh, movie.  Stay tuned for another post from Kirra explaining, in her own words, awesomeness.  Until then, enjoy the show!

Australia Travel, Family Travel, International Travel

Highlights of Visiting Canberra

Canberra is the capital of Australia.  It lies inland in the southeastern part of the country in its very own territory, the ACT (Australian Capital Territory).  I can remember my first time visiting Canberra back in 2001 on a small bus tour - I still had a film Cannon at the time (those were the… Continue reading Highlights of Visiting Canberra

Family Travel, Michigan, US Travel

Summer In Michigan, Mackinaw City and a KOA

Here's the thing, I love being outside.  I love all things nature - dirt, bugs (minus the ones that bite), wildlife, plants (minus the itchy ones), rain (oh, how I love the rain) - which should mean I love camping.  Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of camping - campfires, sleeping under the… Continue reading Summer In Michigan, Mackinaw City and a KOA

Australia Travel, Family Travel, International Travel, Kirra's Blog

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

Hi guys!  My name is Kirra, and if you haven't read any of my blog posts already, I am 10 years old and my family is traveling Australia for the year!  In this post, you will read all about our family's adventure to O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat in Lamington National Park, Queensland, Australia.  All of the… Continue reading O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

Australia Travel, Family Travel, International Travel, Michigan, Preparing for Travel, US Travel

Homesick – A Journey

An exploration of homesickness through the experience of traveling as a tribe.

Australia Travel, Kirra's Blog

Questacon 2017

***Most names have been removed to protect the innocent.*** As I look back on my birthday in 2017, I remember it was AMAZING! Have you ever been to a museum where you can touch EVERYTHING?! Well, that's where I went for my birthday, !! Questacon is a hands-on, activity-filled science and technology museum that is… Continue reading Questacon 2017

Family Travel, Michigan, US Travel

Summer in Michigan, Higgins Lake

A Traveling Tribe takes you up close and personal with Higgins Lake, known to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the world - well, at least in Michigan!

Family Travel, US Travel

A Pure Michigan Summer, An Overview

*Michigan is home to our tribe and we love it so, especially summers.  When we decided to head to Australia for a year, we did not think twice about our departure - we would leave once we were able to soak in all of our summer favorites.  I will be writing about all things Michigan… Continue reading A Pure Michigan Summer, An Overview

Australia Travel, Family Travel, International Travel, Preparing for Travel

Arms Wide Open

arms wide open  a posture to receive no fight no resistance an intentional loss of control an understanding an awareness of what's to come a release of the plans dreams wants an opportunity for something new something different something MORE Is there a longing in your heart that you have repressed?  Is there a dream… Continue reading Arms Wide Open

Family Travel, Fiji Travel, International Travel

Vinaka, Fiji

3 Helpful Fijian Terms: Bula - Hello Ni Sa Moce (spoken - nee sa mothe) - See you again (respectfully) Vinaka - Thank you FIJI TIME 'Fiji Time' is definitely something we would love to incorporate into our daily routine.  Translated simply (in my own words), it means to be present, intentional, and to go… Continue reading Vinaka, Fiji

Family Travel, Fiji Travel, International Travel

Fiji, Part 1

Ah, Fiji, you stole our hearts in just two days.  Your beautiful countryside, your beautiful people (the nicest ones one earth, truly), and your 'Fiji Time' way of life - we will be back! Just past the International Dateline (to the west), below the Equator, is a small country set in the South Pacific -… Continue reading Fiji, Part 1

Family Travel, US Travel

LA, Day 1 – Rest, Relax, and Survive the Heat

Day 1 - Rest, Relax, and Survive the Heat After a comfortable night's sleep (at least for those in the RV) we decided to find a breakfast spot to start our day out right.  After a few Google searches, we fell upon  on Magnolia Blvd.  It was a trendy little place in Valley Village, which… Continue reading LA, Day 1 – Rest, Relax, and Survive the Heat

Family Travel, US Travel

LA, Day 2 – Being a Tourist

Day 2 - Be a Tourist Our friends were busy all day, so we opted to take another leisurely morning by the pool and then to head to the Hollywood Walk of Fame to see the stars!  It was another blazing hot (110) day, so we knew we may not make it too long searching… Continue reading LA, Day 2 – Being a Tourist

Family Travel, US Travel

LA – The City of Angels

Having flown into Los Angeles a handful of times, this trip was no different, at first.  A general haze formed as we approached the Pacific coastline, which is quite normal.  When looking down from 20,000+ feet on the descent, the City of Angels is really a city of cement that seems to go on and… Continue reading LA – The City of Angels

Family Travel, International Travel, US Travel

Kids’ Luggage

  Knowing my four kiddos, I knew I had to purchase a new suitcase for each of them for our upcoming adventures - typically I would have forced them (lovingly) to just use whatever bags we had lying around, but we already made them pack up most of their beloved belongings for this year adventure, so… Continue reading Kids’ Luggage