"Apps"olutely Worth It: Educational Apps that Make the Cut | TakingRoute.net

‘Apps’olutely Worth It: Educational Apps that Made the Cut (+ a giveaway!)

In case you haven’t heard, we started a second Instagram account: The Traveling Academy. We wanted to provide expats with an Instagram feed focused on TCK education. Whether you do homeschool, local public school, international school, boarding school, or private school… we hope to gather a community of expat parents seeking to provide their TCKs … Read more…

Embracing the Rhythms of the Expat Life | TakingRoute.net

Embracing the New Rhythms of the Expat Life

I don’t know about you, but for me the mention of any particular month of the year immediately brings pictures, feelings, memories and smells to mind. Having grown up in the Northern Hemisphere, whenever I hear the word March, I see bright yellow daffodils, feel the relief of sunnier days and the excitement of the … Read more…

Thoughts on a Personal Day | Takingroute.net

The Little Train That Can’t: Thoughts on Personal Days

You know the story. “I think I can…I think I can…I think I can…” That cute little locomotive tried her darnedest to climb steadily up that great, big hill despite her tiny size. Despite how others couldn’t (or wouldn’t) help a sister out. She just wanted to get those fun little toys to those precious … Read more…

27 Observances from our Public School Experience (Seen Through the Eyes of an Expat) | TakingRoute.net

27 Observances from Our Public School Experience (Through the Eyes of an Expat)

We have started a new Instagram project called The Traveling Academy.  We have folks posting regularly who are schooling kids from toddlers to high school while living abroad.  Please come on a follow along and tag your friends who may be interested, too.   When we were in the States last fall we did the unexpected … Read more…

Sorry, Stephen Colbert, but I am America | TakingRoute.net

Sorry, Stephen Colbert, but I am America

It happens pretty frequently. I’ll be in a taxi (or restaurant, market, bus…) and the driver (or owner, vendor, fellow passenger…) will ask me where I’m from. I’ll answer, and, if they’re the curious type, they will launch into questions about my home country. Much of the time, it’s “Basic Geography and Culture for $100, … Read more…