#80: Round-the-world family travel – your questions answered! (part 1)

A new podcast episode: it’s a Christmas miracle!

To celebrate the near end of our family’s worldwide, year-long trip (is it really almost done already?), my guest is none other than my husband, Kyle. Yep, Kyle.

In this special edition episode recorded from Germany, we answer your listener questions about how to budget and pay for a trip of this magnitude, as well as challenges, surprises, and what turned out not to be such a big deal after all. Curious about extended family travel? You won’t want to miss this one.

(If you’re reading this via email, head here to listen to the episode.)

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Two days left to order the homemaking bundle!

the ultimate homemaking bundleEach spring, there’s a massive collection of e-books about organizing, cooking, parenting, and the like. This year, my book One Bite at a Time is included, along with tons of other books, courses, and resources valued at over $1,200 dollars. Between April 20-27, 2015, it’s a little under $30—buy my 4 favorite included books individually, and you’re already spending more than this bundle.

Head here to read why I like these bundle sales, even with a minimalist approach to life.

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