10 years ago if you told me I would live on a boat and homeschool my kids, I would have laughed and called you crazy. And yet, here we are starting our 2nd year of “Boatschool.” Admittedly, we know we’re crazy. (That really shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone.) But in all honesty, boatschool…

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Great ideas for your next family trip

Content for International Getaways provided by Mom WIth A Map Staff Writer Have you been waiting since 2020 to have some freedom and the ability to go abroad as a family? Many international getaways are opening back up post covid, and now is the time to travel! If the last year taught us anything, it’s…

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Living On A Boat With A Dog

When we moved aboard a boat full time with our kiddos to do America’s Great Loop, we fielded A LOT of questions. However, the number of questions quadrupled when we bought a pet. Everyone seems to want to know all the details about living on a boat with a dog. Most often people start with…

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Content provided by Bounce Whether you are heading out for a family vacation or going home from a family visit, spending the day at the Philadelphia Airport with the kids is probably not on your list of fun things to do. The airport is nice, but you cannot keep kids busy there all day. Why…

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Post contributed by Mom With A Map staff writer Skiing with kids on vacation does not have to be overwhelming. It’s a sport that will set kids up for a lifelong passion for the outdoors. One thing that makes skiing with kids such a great vacation activity is that it appeals to all ages. Often…

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In the early morning hours of July 5th, a carbon monoxide alarm on our boat sounded. I wish I could follow that sentence with a story of proactive, safe actions. But unfortunately, I can’t. Before throwing a 4th of July after party for the Hilton Head Fire Department, we actually cut the wires on the…

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Recently we planned a 3,000+ mile road trip with 4 days notice. Everyone said we were crazy. But here’s the thing: if that were the first time you’ve said that about our family, then you’ve missed the boat (literally and figuratively.) Spontaneous, memory-making travel is our thing. In other words, crazy is what we do…

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For six years I dreamed of the day I could write this post. And for the last six months I dreaded it. To “cross our wake” means that we have officially finished the Great Loop. For those who may not know, to complete the Loop you must travel all the way around the Eastern United…

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Bangkok content and pictures provided by Mom WIth A Map staff writer Bangkok is Thailand’s capital and biggest city. It is about the same size as London, with more than eight million people living there. But because Thailand is still going through economic development, people are moving from the countryside all the time so the…

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Testing the Battle Born Lithium Batteries

Since the day we bought our boat, lithium batteries have been the hottest topic on board. I’ve jokingly called it our “saga,” but I’m told that’s a bit dramatic. To retell the story, I actually have to rewind back to our boat shopping days. My priorities in a boat were fairly straightforward: Did I like…

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