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The Tranquilo Traveler is a celebration of voluntourism, slow travel, and other interesting ways to see the world. Travel writer and award- winning Moon Handbooks author Joshua Berman created The Tranquilo Travel as a resource for world trippers and international volunteers, a window to the author’s travels in Nicaragua, Belize, and beyond, and an update of his books and articles.

“Strap ‘em on and hit the road!”—Tranquilo article on adventure vacation with young children

Username By Joshua | June 22nd, 2010 | Comments 3 Comments »

My family and I make an appearance in this article about voluntourism and family travel. It was written by Amy Hatch for’s parenting website:

Not Your Ordinary Summer: Taking A Family Adventure Vacation

I’m quoted about what age is appropriate to take a child abroad (I aimed low), but I especially like this line by Richard Webb, co-founder of ProWorld: “No matter what kind of adventure travel experience you decide on, the effect it has on your family will be immeasurable. There is so much learning that we get when we expose ourselves to others.” READ THE ARTICLE->

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3 Responses to ““Strap ‘em on and hit the road!”—Tranquilo article on adventure vacation with young children”

Nicole Durbin | June 22nd, 2010 at 10:28 pm | comment link
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Yes, go! There’s nothing I’d rather do than travel with my kids. Sometimes crazy stuff happens, you’ve got to make adjustments and accomodations for them, but it’s so worth it.

travel writing jobs | July 7th, 2010 at 8:40 am | comment link
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So what was the decision, I think it could be hard with real young ones. Still, I believe that quote, no matter what the experience ends up being I think it will always be truly positive.

Julianna Ricci | July 14th, 2010 at 11:58 am | comment link
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One of my business partners is on a XC bike trip with her kids (3 and 5 years). You might enjoy taking a look:!/pages/Springfield-MO/Murrs-Across-America/284089620749?__a=9&ajaxpipe=1

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