Photo Journal: Portland, Hawaii, Japan

by Erika Osurman
Photo Journal: Portland, Hawaii, Japan

For a long time, travel just didn’t feel like a possibility in my life. It always seemed like more money and time than we could afford...it was a “someday” dream. I’m so glad we changed our perspective - it only took a traumatic experience and a few emotional breakdowns to get us more comfortable with taking risks.

And now it’s been a priority for us to share love of travel with our children and to include them in these adventures. The endless learning opportunities, the bonding time, the shared memories - all of these are invaluable and will help shape who our children become. So we do our research, ask for advice, and we take risks. And our children are learning that they are capable of taking risks too. Our children are learning that people are people - wherever or however they live.

If you’re unsure about traveling with your children, set aside some time to research and become more prepared! Follow some traveling family blogs for inspiration and encouragement. Involve your children in the planning - showing them images of where you’ll go or what you’ll eat. Be confident in your ability to handle whatever comes your way.

Today I’m sharing some photos from our recent trip. We flew from Iowa to Portland for a few days before continuing on to Hawaii to spend time with family and to take our family photos with Amber Mozo. From there we flew to Japan for a few days and then back to Hawaii for more family time before returning to the Midwest. It was a beautiful whirlwind!

P.S. For this trip I packed my Sumi Pants in Desert Lily (pairing it with tees + tanks), Barcelona Mini in Agave, Rosa Lilia Wrap Maxi in Paisley (see it in Iris), Brynn Mini in Paisley (see it in Atlas), and Lina Maxi in Marigold (see it in Atlas). 

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