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Rent a hacienda in the Yucatan for a great family getaway

The flowers! A blush of red above, a carpet below of the falling flowers of the flamboyán trees that bloom with not wild but distinguished abandon. They offer just a hint of the spectacular warmth that guests receive when they rent Hacienda Petac in Mexico’s Yucatán. Hacienda Petac is a vacation destination somewhere between a more »

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Books for People Who Love to Travel

We are fond of reading. We are fond of traveling. We are fond of opening a book at the beginning of a long flight and having nothing to distract us from said book until we land. Here are some books we’ve been eyeing lately. We think they’d be great books for people who love to more »

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How to Shop in Paris Department Stores

This post is brought to you by Galeries Lafayette. Freedom and Independence The white t-shirt with the breezy blue script reading “j’♥ Paris” was a staple in my wardrobe for many years, a souvenir of my very first trip abroad, the first time I tasted freedom and independence from my parents. (Ironically aided by the more »

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Summer Reading for Family Travelers

When I was a kid I loved getting my hands on the freshly-mimeographed (yes, I’m old) summer reading list full of books recommended by my teachers that I could find at my local public library, where I would then sign up for the summer reading challenge with the ultimate goal of writing my name on more »

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Mindful Family Travel

Mindful Family Travel

Family vacations can be a great time for building memories, bonding with your kids and showing them the world, or they can be remembered for torturous days of such bickering and whining that work starts to sounds more relaxing than vacation. To try to avoid the latter, I’ve compiled a few tips for what I’ll more »

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I'm Paige Conner Totaro and I want to inspire you to travel.

You've heard Mark Twain's quote, "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness," right? I truly believe that intercultural experience is the key to peace, love, and understanding in our chaotic world, and I want to help get more people that kind of world-expanding experience.

I love to travel and experience other cultures. I've traveled solo and with my family to more than 40 countries, and I share some of my favorite stories about my travels here on the blog.

There's another great quote about travel from Jhumpa Lahiri, "That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet." And I'd say with the proliferation of travel blogs today, you can pretty much tour the world from the comfort of your laptop.

Since I haven't been everywhere (but it's on my list! Ha.) there are stories and photos here about great trips that other people have taken, too. Use these stories to build your own dream trip, whether it’s a weekend in Puerto Rico, a week in Paris, a month in Europe or a year-long trip around the world. And if you've had an amazing trip you'd like to share here, get in touch!

You can look for travel inspiration through the links above - if you know where you want to go, search under Places, if you want to search by type of trip, look under Trips. If you're looking for something that’s not in the menu, try searching in the search window above.

Do you need help planning a trip? I offer travel planning services at AllOvertheMap.travel.

Do you want to join a group trip? My other company, Unquote Travel offers small group trips to locations around the world.

Need help planning a vacation?

If you don't have the time or the inclination to plan a great vacation, let us help! Whether you want to visit national parks in the US, take a grand tour of Europe, or visit Machu Picchu with your kids, we can help you figure out the best time to go, the best time to book, and the best way to structure your days so that every member of the family has a great vacation. Click here for more information about our family vacation planning services.

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