Australia Travel, Family Travel

How We Do – PE

Our tribe loves to have fun and having a pool in our complex has been an absolute PLUS living on the Gold Coast.  So, yes, we do count all of our pool fun as part of physical education.  We will share a bunch more of what we do to stay active and healthy in other… Continue reading How We Do – PE

Australia Travel, Family Travel, International Travel

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has become one of the most frequented places our tribe visits here on the Gold Coast.  Only a 30-minute drive (or 1.5-hour bus ride if you don't have a car at your disposal, like me) from Labrador, Currumbin is home to many wonderful Australian creatures. When we first arrived in Australia, we… Continue reading Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Australia Travel, Family Travel, Kirra's Blog

My Koala Kapture

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.  I am super excited to share this post with you...I hope you enjoy reading!   This past week, my family and I went on an 8-day… Continue reading My Koala Kapture

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How We Do – Education

To change things up a bit, I am working on a little blog series called "How We Do..."  Homeschooling has been nothing short of a challenge, mostly because the sun shines brightly every day and this mama loves herself some sun, sand, and adventures!  Seriously, it's hard to think "school" when every single day feels… Continue reading How We Do – Education

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Christmas Reflections…

It's officially 2018 here in Australia (actually 11 days past the new year).  Christmas came and went quickly.  I have to admit that the season of Advent and Christmas is really one of my favorite times of the year.  There is anticipation, joy, wonder, hope, and love that is felt unlike any other time of… Continue reading Christmas Reflections…

Family Travel, International Travel, Preparing for Travel

Blogging Silence

Life has been a tad busy around here these past few weeks and I have just simply had to put writing and blogging on hold.  Each day I try to carve out a few minutes to add a few more sentences, to find the perfect picture, or to finally hit the 'publish' button.  But, I… Continue reading Blogging Silence

Family Travel, International Travel, Preparing for Travel, US Travel

Nominated – Liebster Award 2017

SEO, affiliate links, backlinks, widgets, plugins.  Following me so far?!  Ha!  This whole blogging thing is a tad out of my comfort zone - I am a 'commoner' trying her darndest to learn a new language (blogging), a new way of thinking (techie), a new way of communicating (writing) that others are doing much more… Continue reading Nominated – Liebster Award 2017

Australia Travel, Family Travel, International Travel

Vlog Tale #2 – Burleigh Head National Park

Burleigh Head National Park (Burleigh Heads) and Tallebudgera Creek should definitely be on your "must visit" list when on the Gold Coast in Australia.  The untouched beauty of the park's walking trails and the absolutely breathtaking views of the creek make every visit magical. It is best to visit during the week at low tide if you… Continue reading Vlog Tale #2 – Burleigh Head National Park

Family Travel, International Travel, Preparing for Travel

Confessions of a Traveling Food Snob

Thanksgiving was Thursday I tried to find an Organic Turkey $244 for a bird was the BEST I could find We ate Free-Range CHICKEN instead Confessions of a traveling food snob... Yes, that's me.  I'm not really sure when my "foodie-self" was born, but it could date back all the way to my infancy and early… Continue reading Confessions of a Traveling Food Snob

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

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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

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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!