Living in a huge city is a thrill (loud, stimulating and diverse in every sense) because it’s the opposite environment of life in rural Minnesota (quiet, spacious, mostly homogeneous). We’re currently finishing up Week 5 of 6 of our London workation. I can’t decide if the time has gone by quickly or not. Sometimes it … Continue reading Workation Schedule Examples
Kids can be a big hurdle to traveling in general, and a workation is no exception. They’re a major factor in all of your decisions, from the city you choose to where you stay in that city to how long you go. And of course, what do they do while you’re working?! We started taking … Continue reading Finding Childcare & Hiring a Nanny
Now that we've been in London for about 10 days, I've gotten the question "How did you get permission to pull your kids out of school?" from both Americans and Brits alike. The short answer is: We asked. Granted, there are a few caveats: My youngest son is still in preschool, so there's really no … Continue reading How Do You pull Your Kids Out of School?
Today was our family's first day of our London workation. The boys have a fabulous nanny that we found through Brilliant Nannies, and she arrived right on time. They had a great time riding the bus, playing soccer/football in the local park for hours, and working on their school lessons. My husband, working for the … Continue reading First Day of London Workation
We're getting ready to leave for a 6-week London workation this week (!) and I always feel some hesitation as the departure date nears: What if something goes wrong? What if we don't like the nanny? What if our apartment gets canceled on us? Why are we completely uprooting our daily routines and norms, which … Continue reading Last-Minute Jitters