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Li Tian

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Family Travel Packing

After moving continuously for the last 15 years (virtually every year, rotating between 4 countries), I’ve developed a system for moving and traveling.  Traveling with a baby or toddler may seem overwhelming at first, but it’s easy to get the hang of it!  And the new experiences are totally worth it. Download our Minimalist Family …

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Inspirational Quotes For Moms

Quotes for mom inspiration. “Choose people who lift you up.” -Michelle Obama “Never dull your shine for anyone else.” – Tyra Banks “We can improve our relationship with others by leaps and bounds if we become encouragers rather than critics.”  -Joyce Meyer “Respect yourself enough to walk away from ANYTHING that no longer serves you, …

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Respect for Hakone, Japan

Japan makes me feel like a changed person after visiting.  I can’t think of another country that coats its streets with a sound muting barrier.  It’s a country that I think actually prefers enough silence to hear a pin drop.  For everything they do, there’s a deep level of respect. Relaxing in an onsen (natural hotspring) is a …

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Balkans Trip Planning

How did you choose travel destinations? During my year of constant travel, I tagged along on as many planned trips as possible.  After the 20th or 40th country, planning every little detail like where to stay or how to get around becomes tedious.  When a friend mentioned a Balkans trip with his banker buddies, it was …

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Glam Dubai

It’s easy to draw parallels between glitzy Dubai and tropical expat cities like Hong Kong/Singapore.  They attract foreigners (the population of Dubai is 80% foreigners), entertainment is built around malls (a sensible shield from the sun), and the landscape is littered with new construction.  Although in Dubai there are remnants of the housing bust from unfinished …

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