Raising Little Travelers

Raising Little Travelers (and one reason you may not want to)

Our oldest two children have each spent time in almost 20 different countries. They’re five and three. And granted, they’re still young, so I don’t know what kind of travelers they’ll be as teenagers. But I can tell you that the seeds of wanderlust and adventure-love have been sown. We’re back stateside for the next … Read more…

Transitionitis | TakingRoute.net

Transitionitis: Also known as Happy and Sad Syndrome (HASS)

Written in jest (but only partly)… ABOUT Transitionitis/HASS is a very common ailment affecting hundreds of travellers each year. It is caused by the change in routine brought on by transition, and anxieties (often underlying) relating to the unknowns of the new location and losses associated with leaving the current location. SYMPTOMS Symptoms include –wildly … Read more…

Expat Errands Equals Extra Time | TakingRoute.net

No Such Thing as a Simple Errand

The other day, I was berating myself for having trouble keeping up with household tasks and chores here in China. The last time we lived in the States, we were in a two-story house. With some help from my husband and kids, I managed all the regular household chores fairly easily. Laundry, cleaning, grocery shopping, … Read more…

"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…