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Sustainable Tourism: Take the Icelandic Pledge

Have you heard of “The Icelandic Pledge”? If not, we’re here to introduce you to this new way of thinking about sustainable travel. The folks at “Inspired by Iceland” conceived of the pledge to raise awareness about tourists’ responsibility when visiting the “Land of the Midnight Sun”. It outlines ways to preserve the pristine beauty of this island while enjoying...

7 Must-Try Activities When Visiting Iceland With Kids

The first Norseman to intentionally sail to Iceland, Flóki Vilgerðarson, settled its lush green banks in the 9 th century AD. His family and fellow settlers faced a challenging existence. One hewn from a veritable land of fire and ice. Flóki renamed the island, then Garðarshólmi, to Ísland (Iceland), living out the rest of his days there. Today, adventurous activities...

Learn About the World Through Holiday Traditions

‘Tis the season for eggnog lattes, evergreens glimmering with lights, and binge-watching Hallmark movies. Halls are decked, kids are caroling, and gifts are wrapped and under the tree. While we’re all doing things a little differently this year, the holiday season brings with it a coziness we look forward to year-round. It also represents a fantastic time to learn about...

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Safer Travels: How to Stay Safe Traveling

Although restrictions remain in place, travel is at the forefront of many peoples’ minds. Cabin fever has reached an all-time high, and travelers long to stretch their legs and get away from too much screen time. What’s more, many travel destinations desperately need to boost the economy, getting local businesses back on track for success. As attractions continue to reopen,...

Worldschooling, Roadschooling, and the Changing Face of Education

Is your family interested in alternative methods of education? Such as homeschooling? Until recently, leaping into remote learning felt intimidating. Of course, COVID-19 has changed many parental perspectives. More families than ever before are involved in homeschooling. They realize they can integrate this form of learning into their family dynamic, and their children are thriving.  Despite current travel restrictions, some...

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How to Talk to Kids About Race and Racism

Recent protests denouncing racism have taken place around the world. As parents, our initial reaction may be to shield our children from this news. But kids are sponges. They’ll pick up on conversations about racism and its relationship to current events. And they’ll have difficulty processing these conversations alone. Sheltering children from topics of race and racism can lead to...

Whole Planet Foundation & Global CommUnity: Making the World a Better Place

Struggling small business owners around the world need empowerment. They often include single mothers, trying to provide better lives for their families. Many face hunger and lack of adequate housing. Some combat stigmas associated with gender and widowhood. They all share financial hardships. In the US and Canada, 43 percent of single moms report periodic issues with affording enough food....

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2021 Travel for Families: 7 Destinations You Should Plan for Now

So much uncertainty continues to swirl around the coronavirus outbreak, especially when it comes to travel. Now is the perfect moment to start looking ahead to 2021 travel. I’m talking about trips that require between six months to a year to plan. These types of vacations include multiple destinations, private tours, and specialty experiences. They also encompass itineraries that require...

An Ode to Wanderlust: The American Road Trip

An Ode to Wanderlust: The American Road Trip. Nothing beats the exhilaration and freedom of hopping in the car and chasing a strip of asphalt past the horizon. The only goal? The promise of some distant place. That’s the allure of the road trip. And few things prove more distinctly American. Whether it’s the 19th century imperative to “Go West,...

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The 8 Best Family Vacation Destinations in the US

The 8 Best Family Vacation Destinations in the US. Summer is right around the corner. While we may be sticking closer to home this year, that doesn’t mean the adventures have to stop. Why not make this the summer that you and your family explore the wild, rugged beauty of America? From the hoodoos of Bryce to the slot canyons...