Best of HIRL Holiday Series – Traveling With Kids

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Join us on this episode of Homeschooling in Real Life as we talk about the ins and outs of traveling with kids. On this episode we are NOT talking about vacation planning. Instead we are talking about giving your family a love for travel, a love for God’s world and a love for taking your love for Jesus around the world as a family ambassadors living on mission.

Live from the Teach Them Diligently convention floor in Nashville, TN, Kendra interviews family travel expert Jen Reyneri from WordTraveling.com. Listen as they discuss about traveling and finding the Glory of God all over the world. This episode will encourage you and motivate you as a homeschool family to show your children something more than your own backyard.


SHOW NOTES:

Recommended Resources:

WordTraveling with Jen Reyneri
Betty The Surf Dog Twitter Feed – Home of Betty the Surf Dog
Fletch Twitter
Kendra Twitter

Previous Episodes Mentioned:

Music clips used on this episode:
Jet Airliner – Buy it on iTunes Here


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Traveling With Kids – HIRL Episode 95

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Join us on this episode of Homeschooling in Real Life as we talk about the ins and outs of traveling with kids. On this episode we are NOT talking about vacation planning. Instead we are talking about giving your family a love for travel, a love for God’s world and a love for taking your love for Jesus around the world as a family ambassadors living on mission.

Live from the Teach Them Diligently convention floor in Nashville, TN, Kendra interviews family travel expert Jen Reyneri from WordTraveling.com. Listen as they discuss about traveling and finding the Glory of God all over the world. This episode will encourage you and motivate you as a homeschool family to show your children something more than your own backyard.


EPISODE TIMELINE
2:10 Fluff Time (Kenj in TTD Nashville, Fletch has a Dad Weekend, Kenj talks food/Fletch thinks sex)
9:02 Intro to travel with kids/Argument about show music
11:25 Part 1 –  Jen Reyneri (Showing your family the world, traveling to see the glory of God)
21:00 Part 2 –  Jen Reyneri (How to afford travel)
23:46
 Wrapping up the show, What’s Coming up next?


SHOW NOTES:

Recommended Resources:

WordTraveling with Jen Reyneri
Betty The Surf Dog Twitter Feed – Home of Betty the Surf Dog
Fletch Twitter
Kendra Twitter

Previous Episodes Mentioned:

Music clips used on this episode:
Jet Airliner – Buy it on iTunes Here


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HIRL 95 – Traveling With Kids

Fletch and Kendra sit down with Jen Reyneri to talk about giving your kids a love for travel, evangelism and how to pay for it all.

Destination: Inspiration Episode 12- Who was Maya Angelou? A Tribute to The Phenomenal Woman

Hey, Friends!

If you can get through the echo (I’m working on it- LOL)  in my latest podcast, I know you’ll be blessed to hear the words of this phenomenal woman, Maya Angelou. I’m sure you’ll find her life and words inspirational for you and your homeschool! Scroll below for some inspiring video footage of Maya Angelou. Click the little grey arrow at the bottom to listen!

Outside of scripture, my grandma, my fourth grade teacher Mr. Freesman, and my friend/ fellow poet and co-author of my new Words With Wings Poetry Curriculum,  De, Maya Angelou is the biggest inspiration for my words. Ever.

What is the craziest is how she had SO many roles- like me. I guess it’s the life of a poet. Or a Renaissance Woman. Funny, a friend gave my that title of Renaissance Woman years ago, and it’s just stuck. Felt right. After I visited her website after her passing, diving deeper into Who Was Maya Angelou, I see those words. Right there. Global Renaissance Woman.

Here’s a screenshot and link straight to her page.

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While my words are not known globally  like hers, I pray that someday they will impact as many as hers did. And I pray you find a bit of inspiration on today’s poetic tribute to the life of a truly Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou. Global Renaissance Woman.

As promised, I’ll share some of the links I mention in the podcast below. Here’s a link and a free download to the poem, #Reset  I read and wrote just a few weeks before her passing.

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Blessings for your journey, and may your words take flight.

Jen

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An except from the 1993 Inaugural Poem of President Bill Clinton, On the Pulse of Morning:

(Courtesy, William J. Clinton Presidential Library.)

“Here on the pulse of this new day

You may have the grace to look up and out

And into your sister’s eyes,

Into your brother’s face, your country

And say simply

Very simply

With hope

Good morning.”  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59xGmHzxtZ4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqQzjit7b1w

“The People’s Poet”- CBS News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykKoPCOMSto

Phenomenal Woman- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeFfhH83_RE

And Still I Rise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqOqo50LSZ0

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Travel Brings Online Friendships to LIFE!

If you’ve heard my podcast, Destination: Inspiration, here on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network before, you know I LOVE travel. Not just for the adventure and excitement, but truly for building world changers.

And, I guess I’ve traveled so much that I consider myself one of those world changers. I really don’t fit in a box, and travel helps me express my identity. I believe it can help form yours, and those of your children. (Keep reading ’til the bottom to see how YOU can have an amazing travel experience, too!)

It really is my life’s purpose to inspire others, and to get them to GO! After all, Jesus said “Go!” into all the world and share the good news! Even though we “homeschool,” He tells us to GO! This burning passion fueled me to found the new Non-Profit Social Enterprise, Word Traveling.

Throughout all of the significance and blessings experienced through travel, none can compete with forming strong relationships. In fact, I met Felice, our visionary and founder here at UHSRN while traveling! And, we’ve met together in person since then- traveling!

This past weekend, I was blessed to sponsor and attend the 2:1 conference, especially for other homeschool bloggers.

Though the keynotes and blogging tips were fantastic, nothing was more impactful than the prayer and real friendships we were able to continue, and begin, “IRL” (in real life!) I met so many blogging mentors, sisters and friends, continued to develop friendships from  last year’s travel, and was even able to meet my fabulous media director, Amy,  in person for the first time, I’m only bummed we forgot to take a picture together!

Perhaps some of the most special are those ladies I got to hug in person that have become dear sisters through this network. After all, it’s really God’s network. And it yours. And He values family.That means we are family, too!

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I’m blessed to have the extended family here at UHSRN,  and it’s our pleasure as hosts to share our blessings with you! Here’s a quick snap of Kendra of Homeschooling IRL, Amanda (our behind the scenes rockstar,) Katie, Educando en el Hogar, and me- Jen:)

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UHSRadio sisters! (L to R) Kendra Fletcher, hostess of Homeschooling IRL, Amanda Pelser, tech queen extraordinaire, Katie Hornor of Educando en el Hogar, and Me- Jen Reyneri, Destination: Inspiration

Make sure you sign up for the newsletter here and see where we could meet IRL, too!

Check out this video we premiered last weekend to catch the vision at Word Traveling, and how it’s really my dream to help others travel, too! 

Until next time- click on the giveaway graphic and the flip flops below to enter the contest, and a chance to meet IRL ourselves! Share some love on social media, and ~ bon voyage! 

Throughout the month of May, a group of these friends and more will be celebrating the travel effect with posts and a fabulous Florida vacation giveaway! Keep reading to find out more.Click the “WIN” graphic to be taken to the giveaway.

Come celebrate the travel effect with us -- enter our giveaway and find out what our friends are sharing all month long!

Find out what our blogging friends have to say about the Travel Effect!

5-1 Jen at Word Traveling shares Come Celebrate the Travel Effect with Us. (You are here!)

5-1 Amy at Homeschool Blogging shares about Traveling to Conventions.

5-2 Stacey at I’m A Lazy Mom shares My Newest Lazy Mom Travel Essentials.

5-3 Jen at Word Traveling (that’s me!) shares NTTW Kickoff! Infographic & Video Contest Announcement

5-4 Amy at Homeschool Encouragement shares Free Travel Printables for Kids!

5-5 Katie at Paradise Praises shares Large Family Travel Tips

5-6 Jen at Word Traveling shares Travel Effect- The Effects Travel Has on Family.

5-6 Jen at Conservamom shares the Dave Ramsey School of Traveling with Your Family.

5-7 Jenilee at Our Goodwin Journey shares Tips for Surviving Well in Small Spaces

5-8 Jen shares on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network. (you are here!)

5-9 Suzette from Godly Rose shares Disney on a Dime.

5-10 Marcy from Ben and Me shares 10 Tips for Saving Money on Vacation.

5-12 Kendra from Homeschooling IRL shares Traveling With Kids Is Worth All the Effort!

5-13 Wendy on Word Traveling shares The Great Escape to Italy: Planning Our Getaway.

5-15 Trisha at Intoxicated on Life shares 4 Passes to Access Over 3,300 Educational Family Adventures

5-15 Jen at Florida Parent Education Association shares Making Memories at Your Homeschool Convention.

5-17 Tonya shares Practical Ways to Save Money on Your Next Road Trip

5-20 Susie (age 6) shares Flying as an Unaccompanied Minor.

5-21 Leslie shares Getting Outdoors While Traveling with Kids.

5-23 Phyllis shares Do You Travel With Children?

5-28 Kathy shares Boredom Busters For Road Trips

Ready to hear about the big Travel Effect Giveaway????

One winner will be blessed to receive:

3 nights stay at Casa del Rey in Hobe Sound Beach, and a chance to meet Jen-value -$450

2 nights stay for a family of 4 plus Breakfast at Sun Tower Hotel Suites in Fort Lauterdale – value $500.

Geo Matters Maps & Geography Bundle TBA ~$150.

Wonder Maps from Bright Ideas Press – value $49.95.

Apple Core homeschool record keeping-one year subscription- value $55.

Car Cache– THE solution to keep your handbag safely within reach. value $23.95

Words With Wings One Year Subscription from Word Traveling – value $59.

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Destination: Inspiration Episode # 007: Thriving. With Crystal Paine, Money Saving Mom

Crystal Paine from Money Saving Mom joins Jen Reyneri on the program today to talk about moving away from an overwhelming life and moving on to a life of writing and travel. Hear some of Jen’s tips and Crystal’s most inventive ways to manage and save money so that you can experience travel and taking steps to having more personal enjoyment in your everyday life. Visit more of Jen’s adventure community at Word Traveling.

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Destination:Inspiration Episode # 006: YES! you can Homeschool with a Traveling Dad

Jen Reyneri speaks today with husband Luis and Dan Morris of Blogging Concentrated to hear what life is like with a traveling husband homeschool dad. Find out useful internet activities that kids can do while traveling. Hear some tips and tricks on how to keep your kids safe on the internet, while allowing them to have fun at the same time. Visit more of Jen’s adventure community at Word Traveling.

Destination:Inspiration Podcast Episode # 009- Learning with LEGO robotics

Jen Reyneri speaks with Stacy Jones on this episode about First Lego League Robotics, which serves to teach children about building and designing robotics. Hear about this innovative activity and what it takes to put a team together. Kids learn how to design, build and have fun competing with custom-designed Legos. Through sharing, learning and teamwork, homeschoolers benefit and kids learn a valuable skill. Visit more of Jen’s adventure community at Word Traveling.

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Enjoy the video my awesome winning Lego robotics team, the Technados created this year !

 

Destination:Inspiration Podcast Episode #008, Paradise Praises from Mexico- a SURPRISE

Joining Jen Reyneri on this edition of Destination Inspiration is Katie Horner from Paradise Praises, and also a radio host on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network. Katie is a missionary to Mexico who speaks about growing homeschooling in Spanish-speaking areas. Hear about the blessings and benefits of speaking another language and using that for personal growth and enrichment. Visit more of Jen’s adventure community at Word Traveling.

You’ll surely be blessed as we dedicate this episode as a virtual baby shower for Katie!

Destination:Inspiration Podcast Episode #005- Homeschooling Today Magazine

On this edition of the show, Jen Reyneri speaks with homeschool graduate Ashley Wiggers from Homeschool Today Magazine and Geography Matters. Ashley speaks about her experience growing up and learning while traveling. Jen and Ashley discuss their love of learning, the importance of being hands-on with learning and experiencing the enjoyment of learning by experience. Visit more of Jen’s adventure community at Word Traveling.

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