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Insights from our International Trip During the Pandemic

Dec 14, 2020
 

We did it!  We went on our first international trip during COVID to Costa Rica.  To summarize it in one word-- "exhilarating."

While countries have various restrictions (many are closed to travelers from the US)- I have to say that I felt extremely safe and a lot of precautions were taken, even more than I experience in my home city.

My perspective- As I have shared before, I think that everyone has to do what they feel is right for them based on personal values and lifestyle choices. Even though we went on this trip with concerns (which can be uncomfortable), it did not stop us from living our best lives and reconnecting us with something we love.

Lakshmi's Learnings:  Here was our experience in Costa Rica-

  • Air Travel to and from destination- since this is a "grey area" for many, I am providing details .  The plane has constant air filtration and is cleaner than ever.
    • The flight to MIA to LIR was just a regular COVID flight. We wore masks, had lots of...
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Bring back old school learning... spinning around the world

Oct 01, 2020
 

Questions- I grew up in the 1980s... How many of you had a map/atlas/or globe in your house? Do you have a globe today?

Lakshmi’s Learning- We do! I wanted to share a simple way to use a "globe" on a frequent basis with your young children. While I am sure that some world geography is taught in elementary school… Why wait?  It's never too early and never too late.  The globe presents a FUN and educational opportunity for us as parents with our children. 

So, in this video… Shriya is spinning the globe.   While she is familiar with all the continents and where they are located on a map/globe, she cannot read like her older sister.  She is able to locate countries because she studies the globe and has memorized where some countries are located.

We do this a few days a week in the evening.  The kids land on a particular country and we  talk about that country the next few days.  Things such as famous cool...

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