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musings on the intersection of parenting, working, and travelling in a post-pandemic world
By Sam Keller - August 10 , 2022
During the summer of 2022, a mother named Julianne attended our program in Moorea with her husband Andrew and their two teenagers, Stephen and Maria.
What she wrote about her family's experience is now our North Star, guiding our efforts so more families can share these realizations.
A NEW WAY FOR FAMILIES TO ELEVATE LIFE
By Sam Keller - November 4, 2021
If you’ve been in the throes of raising kids the past few years, chances are you’re unaware of a cool phenomenon that’s been happening amongst millennials.
Several companies have arisen - including Unsettled, WiFi Tribe, and Remote Year - which enable young professionals to meet up in the world’s most enticing destinations, where they spend a month living, working, and exploring together. Now, the challenge is to make these opportunities available for families.
CAN YOU SENSE THE MANA?
By Sam Keller - June 27, 2021
After living in Tahiti for the past ten months, today is my first day back home in Mill Valley, California, where I am seeing my house, neighborhood and country with fresh eyes.
Polynesians have a concept called “mana”, which loosely translates to “spiritual power”. In a nutshell, it’s the idea that certain places, people, and things are imbued with a form of sacred energy.
Among Tahitians, it’s commonly understood that if you pay attention, you can sense mana. Mana is something you can feel. The ability to perceive it is a skill, which you can hone.
THE ISLANDS OF TAHITI AREN'T RED OR BLUE
June 25, 2021
A FULLER KIND OF LOVE IN MANGO-COLORED LIGHT
January 27, 2020
HAPPIER THAN HAWAII
December 15, 2020
INESCAPABLE TRADE-OFFS IN THE MELTING POT
November 15, 2020
SHAKE OFF THE CLOUDS
October 15, 2020
WHERE GRATITUDE COMES EASY
October 1, 2020
HEED THE CALL OF WHITE HAIRS
September 23, 2020
MAKING FRIENDS IN TAHITI
September 20, 2020
September 18, 2020
THE COST OF LIVING FULLY
September 13, 2020
LIKE PARIS? YOU'D LOVE FRENCH POLYNESIA
September 9, 2020
ADVICE FOR KIDS ON PURSUING DREAMS
Setpember 4, 2020
VERY REMOTE LEARNING
September 2, 2020
NOT THROWING AWAY MY SHOT
August 29, 2020
SOMETIMES, THERE'S JUST NOT ENOUGH PAIN
August 25, 2020
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