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In my family, travel can be competitive. Our children have been to 16 countries (the big kids) and 14 (the little). Rob filled up his passport last year and had to get another. My father had been to 142 countries (and counting!). We talk all the time about our numbers and how to incorporate other countries into visits in order to maximise newness. It’s a thing. But some places make me sad to only go once. And so I’ve returned again and again. Spain. Rome. Disney. Paris. London. Provincetown on Cape Cod. Los Angeles and San Diego. There is some magic in seeing places in different seasons and at different times in your life. Do you ever visit the same place twice? . . . #portugal #beautifuldestinations #doyoutravel #exploremore #exploringtheglobe #ilovetravel #instapassport #welltravelled #worlderlust #familyfirst #keepitwild #travel #planetdiscovery #roamtheplanet #passionpassport #lonelyplanet #instatravel #travelwithkids #familytravel

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Sometimes I worry we stole some magic from our youngest. She left the country for the first time before she was one. She’s been to 15 countries now. She’ll never have that excitement of traveling for the first time. It will be rote. Something she’s done since before she was born. So how do you keep the magic alive? How do you cultivate a love and excitement for something she’s just always done? These are the questions I sometimes wrestle with when it comes to our current life. . . . . #doyoutravel #beautifuldestinations #exploremore #exploringtheglobe #ilovetravel #allthingsbotanical #flowerlovers #flowerphotos #familyfirst #lovemyfam #thepursuitofjoyproject #habitandhome #familyiseverything #letthembelittle #bedeeplyrooted #momlifestyle #instapassport #stayandwander #travel #welltravelled #travelstoke #travelnow #passportable

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Whenever I am asked to do a gratitude exercise, it always comes back to this face. Everything good flows from this union. And I’m more aware of that now than ever. The life we’ve built takes my breath away. My fervent wish as time goes on is simple: more time on mountaintops with this guy. . . . #portugal #beautifuldestinations #travel #doyoutravel #welltravelled #exploremore #exploringtheglobe #ilovetravel #planetdiscovery #roamtheplanet #worlderlust #keepitwild #passionpassport #stayandwander #instapassport #familytravel #traveler #wanderlust #travelawesome #bedeeplyrooted #lonelyplanet #familyfirst #travelwithkids #instatravel #adventurethatislife #sintra #cintra

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I tend to only appreciate things in retrospect. I know we all do this to a certain extent, but I worry I do it more than most. There are whole chunks of my life I’ve had to leave behind to actually appreciate. How sad is that? The one good thing about a temporary #expat assignment is understanding clearly that time is fleeting. That the friends we make we will have to leave. That our time is limited. That we need to live fully, present and grateful. Now. Maybe the trick to #gratitude is actually just in seeing it all that way. Because the truth is there. It’s all temporary. All of it. Whether you know the expiration date or not. Is that freeing or terrifying? I guess we all decide for ourselves. . . . #momlifestyle #bedeeplyrooted #love #beautifuldestinations #bestvacations #doyoutravel #exploremore #exploringtheglobe #instapassport #blooms #allthingsbotanical #flowersmakemehappy #flowersofinstagram #flowersoftheworld #flowersoftheday #floralfix

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The love between these #sisters is the most natural thing in the world. There is no force. No push from either parent. It just flows. They are the fourth generation of ultra close sister pairs separated by more than 5 years. My grandmother and her sister (love you, Aunt Lulu!!), my mother and her sister Patti, Mariel and me. Now these two. How lucky we all have been to have a built in BFF. . . . #bedeeplyrooted #sisterhood #familygoals #love #sissies #eternalmotherhood #momlifestyle #letthembelittle #momlifeisthebestlife #mymamahood

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sashabrownworsham. There are no words. I’ve spent many weeks in Paris over the years. I’m

There are no words. I’ve spent many weeks in Paris over the years. I’m just grateful my children all saw Notre Dame before this devastating turn. My heart is broken.

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We finished planning our 2019 travel this weekend, which was no small feat. It encompasses four continents, multiple flights, and a variety of car rentals, homestays and even a Bedouin tent! We also calculated the numbers of trips left in our #expatlife. We have at least 2.5 more years. It won’t be enough. We also calculated the days our children have left at home before college. It was a stark wake up call. It will never be enough. I’m so grateful for these precious opportunities to see the world with them before they fly the coop. . . . #momlove #bedeeplyrooted #habitandhome #honestmotherhood #justmomlife #momlifestyle #unitedinmotherhood #familyfirst #familyiseverything #beautifuldestinations #bestvacations #doyoutravel #exploremore #exploringtheglobe #instapassport #welltravelled #worlderlust #keepitwild #travel #planetdiscovery #roamtheplanet #passionpassport #familytravel #traveler #portugal

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This is the Initiation well at the #quintaderegaleira in #Sintra. It’s purpose was pagan, designed to model the initiation rites for tarot ceremonies and other mysterious activities. It was my favourite, natch. The castle is full of secret passages and caves for children to explore and imagine. We loved it. . . . #castle #kidswhotravel #initiationwell #beautifuldestinations #bestvacations #doyoutravel #exploremore #exploringtheglobe #ilovetravel #instapassport #welltravelled #worlderlust #keepitwild #travel #planetdiscovery #roamtheplanet #passionpassport #traveler #portugal #familytravel #wanderlust #travelawesome

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There is so much judgement inherent in social media. It’s the medium. Anytime you post, you invite people to judge. Am I being charitable enough? Unselfish enough? Perfect enough? Pretty enough? Flexible enough? ENOUGH. In the end, it’s about sharing pretty photos and words and connecting with likeminded people. Judgement scmudgement. People who don’t like what they see can move along. . . . . #beautifuldestinations #bestvacations #doyoutravel #exploremore #exploringtheglobe #ilovetravel #instapassport #welltravelled #worlderlust #keepitwild #travel #writings #planetdiscovery #roamtheplanet #passionpassport #familytravel #traveler #portugal #wanderlust #cintra #sintra

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The ceiling of the #livrarialello is part of the charm. The truth is, the space is beautiful and inspiring for a writer and author and book lover like me. But it’s the first time I’ve ever paid €25 for our family of 5 to enter a bookstore. And it’s so crowded, it ruins some of the magic. Social media is ruining a lot of things. . . . #books #famousbookstores #portugal #harrypotter #becauseofreading #bibliophile #bookwormsunite #bookwormlife #bookworm #bookstagramfeature #booknerd #booklover #thinkers_and_writers #runawaywriters #writings #writinginspiration #writterscommunity #writersofig #writer #amazingarchitecture #architecturephotography #authorsofinstagram #travel #kidswhotravel #familytravel

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Part of a Banksy exhibit we saw in Porto. The children loved it. They loved trying to figure out what Banksy is trying to say. Very accessible and meaningful. . . . . ⠀⠀ #bestvacations #travel #doyoutravel #art_dailydose #artstudio #artsviral #artshare #artlovers #instaart #beautifuldestinations #ilovetravel #welltravelled #stayandwander #exploremore #exploringtheglobe #familytravel #portugal #porto #itsthedestination

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