Travel

We haven't been everywhere, but it's on our list.

I originally added this page back in 2012 when travel was more of a dream than a reality and I needed a place to keep track of everywhere we one day wanted to go. Now that our daycare budget has been diverted to a travel budget, I use it to keep track of the trips we've taken. I so often get asked specific trip advice from friends (just as I so often ask for it when I see a friend's pictures!) that it's easier to send a link to a recap blog post than re-type (and worse, try to re-remember) what I did or found helpful. As I wrote on the original post, one of James and my biggest priorities and pleasures with our little family is to travel. There is nothing he loves more than throwing the kids in the car and driving somewhere far away to play for a few days, and we've loved being able to expand our travel map with flights and longer road trips as the kids have grown!

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  1. Fun! I love travel planning. I'm currently living in Italy on sabbatical with my husband and two young kids. We've been trying to balance seeing as much of Europe as possible while it is cheap! and easy! and without jetlag! We've taken the kids to a number of places on your list and just returned from Valencia, Spain. I can't recommend it enough as a family destination. There are beautiful gardens running through the city that allow you avoid navigating through traffic (they are the old riverbed- so set below the street level), beaches, a fantastic old city with towers, palaces, and cathedrals, an amazing zoo, aquarium, and science center. So much to see and do in such a compact location and everything was family friendly- plus the weather was great and prices were reasonable. Spain, Greece, and Italy have definitely been the most kid-friendly countries we've visited. Kids are welcome anywhere with open arms...I'm pretty sure in Greece, you get better service with kids then without. Sorry to blather on, but had to add my two cents about Valencia and Euro travel with kids. Sarah

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    1. This was such a great comment! And Valencia is TOTALLY on the list now. JP's great dream for our family life was to live overseas, but at this point, I can't quite see how either of our jobs would send us there, so we're just going to have to travel a lot instead! So excited for you and your family to do so much traveling while you're there!

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  2. You should put Iceland in your list. I've never been, but it's moved to the top of my priority list since I read Lauren's (of Aspiring Kennedy) rave reviews. It has everything-- stunning natural beauty, European sensibility and style, outdoor adventures, and city break potential. Lauren makes it sound totally doable with kids: http://www.aspiringkennedy.com/iceland/

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    1. Iceland is definitely on my list- I'm not sure how it got left off above. It looks so amazing!

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  3. You have got to come to Ireland. Great scenery, friendly people and loads to do.

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    1. Yay! I love all of those things.

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  4. Above the Law has a page that says "US lawyers rotating to overseas post are usually securities lawyers'"

    So there may be work - you could always ask for an exchange to the Securies Exchange Commission in New Zealand, or go and lecture at a University in England or Australia or Europe while James coaches swimmers.

    http://abovethelaw.com/2014/03/planning-for-a-legal-career-overseas-part-i-picking-the-right-practice-area-and-the-right-firm/

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    1. How did I miss this post 2 years ago? This is EXCELLENT information. James remains ever hopeful that we will live overseas, but I felt pretty sure that a US securities regulator and a locally operated small business owner didn't have a lot of chance of making that happen. He'll be so happy to hear it's not totally impossible :P.

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