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An Eye-Opening Family Visit to a Chinese Migrant Workers’ School

  • Ethan Gelber and Jane Higgins
  • 14 August 2017

The children of Chinese migrant workers do not necessarily have the same opportunities as resident kids. So many of them attend special schools created for them by their community. This is an eye-opening account of the complex context and experience of an American family’s visit to a Chinese migrant workers’ school.

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Buendía and the Route of the Faces: A Different Side of Spain

  • Anne Sewell
  • 3 October 2016

While these iconic destinations are indeed worth a visit, sometimes it pays to go off the beaten track and discover a different side of Spain, like the the Ruta de las Caras, or the Route of the Faces,” near Buendía.

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Family Travel Unyear, Days 6-7 (Sept 19-20): Crossing the US-Canada DMZ

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 30 September 2016

In family travel, plans change. Faced with the impossibility of crossing the DMZ between North Dakota and Manitoba by public transport, we had to drive.

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Family Travel Unyear, Days 4-5 (Sept 17-18): Chicago

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 28 September 2016

Our family travel continues! We bid Beverly Shores a tearful adieu, board the South Shore Line and journey straight into downtown Chicago, where we meet excellent old friends and visit the city.

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Family Travel Unyear, Days 1-3 (Sept 14-16): Amtrak to Indiana

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 26 September 2016

During our year of family travel, it is our desire to rely on cars as little as possible. Our first choice of conveyance was an easy one: a train to Beverly Shores, where we met a friend.

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The Year, or Perhaps Unyear, of Family Travel Has Begun

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 24 September 2016

On September 14, I left NYC with my wife and two sons. If all goes as planned, we won’t be back until next summer. Our hope/intention is to be away for the better part of a year. Our unyear.

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Family Travel Must Stand Up for Families and #StopOrphanTrips

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 22 May 2016

As part of the monthlong #StopOrphanTrips blog blitz, traveling families should take a stand and call for an end to orphanage tourism. Nobody likes to be played for a fool, but that’s what’s often the case when you visit, volunteer at or contribute to an overseas “orphanage.”

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Ecotourism in Costa Rica Can Help You Be a More Sustainable Traveler

  • Darryl Lewis
  • 2 November 2015

Vacations can be escapes from work and other stresses, but shouldn’t be escapes from our values. Ecotourism in Costa Rica and other countries can help you shore up efforts to be green.

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A Life-Changing Experience Challenge in Ghana

  • Jiah Ham
  • 27 July 2015

The author first heard about the Experience Challenge through colleagues who had participated in an earlier trip. The story she brought back from her time in Ghana with AfriKids’ Blue Sky Travel Ltd. was one about people. And it was one she was not prepared for emotionally.

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The Fight Against Human Trafficking: A Visit to the Indian Border with Maiti Nepal

  • Christine T. Mackay
  • 25 May 2015

A donor trip to Nepal bears witness to the work of Maiti Nepal in its fight against human trafficking, the heartbreaking tragedy of which is enormous in a country suffering from poverty, illiteracy and now recovery from major natural disaster.

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