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Why We Travel: Family Ties

Narrowing down why I travel to one reason is like narrowing down a favorite blade of grass in my backyard. It would be like choosing my favorite pebble on a gorgeous beach. Toughest of all, it would be like narrowing down your favorite child. But I can let you in on how it all began…...

Why We Travel: Curious Kids in the Making

  From Trekaroo’s CEO LiLing Pang’s original post on Why We Travel, written in January 2009: The Value of Family Travel Discovered Amidst Road Trip Mayhem On our recent road trip with the kids from San Francisco to Seattle, I had a particularly bad travel moment. Sick to my stomach with a stomach bug, I pleaded...
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Why We Travel- The World is Our Teacher

Travel has shaped me; I have learned that there is no substitute for learning life lessons other than in the world itself.

Why We Travel: To Raise Compassionate Global Citizens

The first time we traveled with my youngest son to Mexico, we found ourselves on a fairly isolated beach on the far tip of the Yucatan Peninsula. Other beachgoers comprised of a few other American tourists, but primarily British and French families on holiday, plus quite a few Mexican families off of school and work...

Why We Travel: We Are Part of Something Bigger Than Labels

My son was diagnosed with autism about five years ago. The doctor who delivered the news expected my husband and I to give into our emotions and fall apart. Instead, we booked a trip. Then we booked another and another and another.
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Why We Travel: Living the Dream Through Intensive Travel Therapy

My name is Tina Buell and I'm almost 40. I'm a single mom and my 5-year-old son is autistic. I live in a modest house, drive a modest car, and have never been married. Even though I'm very happy, my life didn't turn out the way I thought it would.
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