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2018/01/10 20:03:53

@smallfootprintsbigadventures
On our last day in Battambang, our guide and tuk-tuk driver Mr Kun took us on a tour to meet some beautiful people who worked traditionally outside of town. This dear farmer is over 80 and no longer works in the rice paddies, but he likes to take visitors on a ride in his ox cart around the beautiful fields. We got a chance to really speak with Mr Kun out there, and learnt about his life and what he had to do during the time of the Khmer Rouge. He is a lovely, gentle man and was just a young boy back then..Then at the little town we stopped at we met some women who have been working for generations making rice noodles. They work so hard outside all day, and sell the noodles at nearby markets for a small price. They used to have to press the noodles by hand but now have a hydraulic press to help. We had a taste too and they were really delicious and fresh!.Allegra especially loved it at the village, playing in the rocks with the kids there. One of the ladies made them a pretend horse from plant clippings and they thought it was the best toy! Allegra didn't want to leave, she just relished the simple play outdoors and the new friendships they made. It was a beautiful day with sincere, beautiful people......#smallfootprintsbigadventures #smallfootprints #sustainabletravel #cambodia2018 #cambodianlife #cambodianrice #ricenoodle #kidswhotravel #kidstravel #familytravelblog #familytravels #battambangprovince #travellove #getoutandexplore #getoutandmeetpeople #worldschoolers #worldschooling #responsibletravel #ecotravel #culturaltravel #culturalexchange #traditionalpeople #thesimplethings #peacefullife #farmerslife #passeddownthroughgenerations
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2018/01/09 12:59:59

@smallfootprintsbigadventures
We're now in Phnom Penh, our final destination in Cambodia. Haven't seen much yet but have enjoyed the lovely riverfront area, which is perfect for some sibling snuggling... or play-fights!.Being together all day every day means there are plenty of squabbles as well as all the fun. We are all closer than ever though, and I really love watching Dante and Allegra's relationship blossom further......#smallfootprintsbigadventures #smallfootprints #siblings #siblingsbelike #kidswhotravel #kidscantravel #kidstravelling #kidstravel #kidstraveling #kidstravelblog #takethekids #familyoffduty #phnompenh #cambodia2018 #worldschoolers #worldschooling #itsakidslife #worldschoolingcentral #worldschoolingisourlife #welltravelledkids #seetheworldtogether #familyjaunts #familytravels #familytravelblog #familytraveltribe #familytravelblogger #longtermtravel #nomadfamily
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2018/01/01 09:45:12

@chadlands
Living in a van down by the river!! Happy New Year everyone! #noresolutionsneeded #livebetter #nature #smallfootprints #lessstressed #happyplanet #fullmoon #2017
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2017/12/27 12:58:45

@smallfootprintsbigadventures
So this is Siem Reap today! It's been unusually cool since we arrived here, with some rain these past few days. We have enjoyed the change from intense heat, and hope it lasts all week so we can visit Angkor Wat without the full sun!.What are your plans for the rest of 2017? And is your weather normal?.....#smallfootprintsbigadventures #smallfootprints #siemreaptrip #siemreap2017 #cambodiatrip #cambodia2017 #travelwithkids #kidswhotravel #kidstravelblog #welltraveledkids #welltravelledkids #familytravels #familyoffduty #travelblogger #worldschoolers #worldschoolingisourlife #worldschoolingcentral #coolchange #travelblog #traveldiary #letsadventure #goadventuretogether #familytravelblog #slowtravel
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2017/12/23 15:26:05

@smallfootprintsbigadventures
We get asked a lot about our kid's education. We have always home-schooled Dante and plan to with them both as long as we are all happy with it! Our role as parents as we see it, is to provide opportunities and resources, and be available to help and spend time together as they learn. We also believe everyone learns best when they're interested and not under pressure. (You can see how extended travel fits well into our philosophy :)).Dante has discovered a love of sketching since we left home. He has filled his travel journal with ideas for his passion: secret spy gadgets! We love watching his creative mind work, his drawing skills improving, and him following his passion. All of that matters much more than using his journal in the prescribed way..Another resource we have started using on this trip is an online magazine for kids called the Global Guardian Project. They create monthly capsules about a country or environmental topic, and now have 2 levels, aimed at younger or older kids. We really enjoyed our first younger capsule, which was about waste. It was nice to read together in some down time, prompting great chats about what we have seen and the ways we can help..I love finding things like this, that reinforce what we are learning in our life, that are easy to use together, and that have no pressure to get to a specific outcome at the end. And it's a great resource that we can reapply wherever we are, when it's relevant to our life..If you're interested in it too, go to www.globalguardianproject.com and you can download a free sample capsule to see what they're like. They have a subscription payment option now so you can choose how much you can afford to pay. And they are offering you as a supporter of Small footprints, big adventures, 10% off subscriptions too! Use the code DISCOVER to claim the discount.....#smallfootprintsbigadventures #smallfootprints #globalguardianproject #selfdirectedlearning #selfdirectededucation #selfdirected #worldschoolers #worldschooling #unschoolers #unschoolinglife #unschooling #followyourbliss #learningisfun #freetolearn #freelearning #experientialtravel #experientiallearning #homeeducator #kidswhotravel
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2017/12/20 02:46:35

@k8rab
Be careful you aren’t consumed with materialism this holiday season...Be wise where you spend your money...Be conscious of how your money impacts the planet...#shoplocal #homemade #smallfootprints #bigmoves To #savetheplanet Support your Brothers & Sister’s this Holiday Season! It’s not about what you spent but the LOVE that was put into it!!! #beconcious #bepresent #bethefuture ✌🏻🎄🕉✨*reminder to myself to not be consumed by corporate America*
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2017/12/15 11:14:35

@smallfootprintsbigadventures
Hello world! We have been away, deep in the mountains of northern Thailand to meet these beautiful creatures! It was absolutely a dream come true to be able to watch them in the jungle, foraging for their food, playing together and just being wild animals. We learnt much about their natural behaviour, and my favourite thing to discover is how some of them cross their back legs as they're eating like this!.Observing them as happy and healthy creatures in their natural habitat was such a blessing. I'll post more pics and info about this project over the next few days.....#smallfootprintsbigadventures #smallfootprints #sustainabletravel #mahoutsfoundation #elephantlove #savetheelephants #conservation #jointheherd #elephant #wildanimalsbelonginthewild #ethicaltourism #ethicalelephant #ecotourism #greentravel #traveldeeper #asianelephant #elephantrescue #sustainable #partofthesolution #ecotravel #greentravel#wildlifephotography #savetheplanet #sustainability #travelawesome #thaielephant #thaielephanthome #wildanimals #doiinthanonnationalpark #visitdotorg
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2017/12/01 16:03:45

@smallfootprintsbigadventures
This is my idea of a heavenly breakfast! Allegra thought so too and ended up eating most of it :) Luckily her pancake was almost as good!.Free Bird Cafe is wonderful social enterprise that donates 100% of its profits to refugees from Myanmar. It also served delicious food with heart and soul, plus sells zero waste items and second-hand clothes and books. My kind of place! Once a week they also host an open lunch for women working or passing through Chiang Mai to connect with each other. I just might have to stop by again......#smallfootprintsbigadventures #smallfootprints #freebirdcafe #chiangmaifood #chiangmaicafe #chiangmailife #chiangmai2017 #socialenterprise #nonprofitorganization #nonprofitcafe #withrefugees #partofthesolution #supportrefugees #feelgoodfood #feltrightathome #peacewarriors #organicfoods #organiccafe #smoothiebowl #smoothiebowls #smoothiebowllove #organicwithlove #foodmadewithlove #traveldeeper #momlife #travelmum #wearetravelmums #nevergettoeatmyownfood
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2017/11/29 04:18:16

@evclubnz
Enjoying the rewards of a homegrown garden . Great for the wallet, the body and the planet #ecowarriors #govegetarian #growyourownfood #plantbaseddiet #savetgeplanet #doyourbittosavetheplanet#evoclubnz #smallfootprints #caringforyourbodyandtheplanet #
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2017/11/28 22:00:29

@smallfootprintsbigadventures
We played with poo today! We had a great time at an excellent sustainable paper company, who use fibre from elephant poo as well as horses and cows to make their products. Dante is holding a dried (and odourless) elephant poo. Did you know elephants can do up to 500kg of this a day?!.It was very hands-on and we were able to have a go at the whole paper-making process. It was great fun! They did a wonderful job of making an unpleasant-sounding process really interesting, colourful and enjoyable. And of course there were poo jokes! And the "pootique" and poopoo cookies!!.....#smallfootprintsbigadventures #smallfootprints #elephantpoopaper #elephantpoopoopaperpark #sustainability #gogreen #savethetrees #greentravel #worldschoolers #worldschoolingcentral #worldschooling #unschoolinglife #theworldisourclassrom #partofthesolution #conserveourplanet #responsibletourism #sustainabletravel #reducereuserecycle #outdoorclassroom #naturallearning #sustainablepaper #betterpaper #environmentallyfriendly #exploringtheworldtogether #ecofriendly #ecofriendlykids #kidswhotravel #goadventuretogether #funforallages
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2017/11/24 11:27:49

@smallfootprintsbigadventures
We found a wonderful little pizzeria last night: yes in Thailand! You have your own little oven on the table, and can make your own small pizzas with toppings in little ceramic containers. The kids loved it! It is a great idea to get them involved, and for minimising food waste as the food is all kid-sized!.....#smallfootprintsbigadventures #smallfootprints #notreallythaifood #pizzafun #kidscancook #kidslovetocook #kidscantravel #kidstravels #itsakidslife #familytravelblog #minipizza #funforallages #thailand2017 #childrentravel #waronwaste #reduce #reusable #zerofoodwaste #greatideas
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2017/11/18 15:56:13

@smallfootprintsbigadventures
Our stopover hotel had washable flannels for drying hands in their public spaces :) How great is that? AND even more exciting to eco nerds like me: they didn't serve butter and condiments in single-serve plastic sachets!!! I am so sick of them, and I wish more places would take the time to wash a few extra dishes instead of using them. Our hotel wasn't fancy but they served the butter in adorable little swirls, kept cool in water! So much better than plastic-wrapped solutions, and surely cheaper too?.....#smallfootprintsbigadventures #smallfootprints #zerowastesolutions #reducewaste #reduce #ecoblogger #ecotraveller #ecotraveldiary #sustainable #sustainabletravel #ecobloggers #econerd #greentravel #greentraveler #sustainabletourism #ecotourism #gogreen #littlegreensteps #shiftingtosustainability #greenblogger #greenblog #greenbloggers #happygreen #conserve #plasticsucks