Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mid-Week Highlights: a Few Interesting Links

I’ve wanted to share some of my favorite links as a regular feature but I’ve just never gotten around to it. Well, this week I’m going to change that. From now on I’m going to attempt to have a mid-week highlight post where I give some linky love to those in the blogosphere.

trip across canada I like to take you on field trips across the US and throughout Alabama, but Honey at  Sunflower Schoolhouse has created a unit study to take her readers on A Trip Across Canada.    The study is laid out week by week and offers a wealth of information that includes recipes, printables, a game and more with adorable graphics that were created by Honey.   

squidoo If I’m going to mention Canada, I may as well mention the US too. Kris from Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers has written a great Squidoo lens , What are 50 State Fridays? where she shares how she incorporated an easy study of the 50 States with her children. This is a great post for those who think they just don’t have enough time to fit one more thing into their schedule and she shows you how to make it fun!

Heart of the Matter Online featured an excellent post that I wish I’d written called “Little Schoolhouse on the Highway”. Not only did the author write an article that I can really relate too, she also listed some great resources for planning road trips. If you’re planning a spring or summer getaway, you really should take the time to read this post!

kids love 75 Speaking of resources, I was thrilled to see that some of my favorite travel guides,the Kids Love Travel series, are now available as e-books! Woo HOO!

I can’t wait to get my hands on the Kids Love I-75- I’m sure it will come in handy when we travel to Georgia for football games later this year.  

Amy at Raising Arrows has recently written a couple posts about large family traveling that I thought were great. You can read Amy’s thoughts on Have Kids, Will Travel…Alone (I still remember how terrifying that was for me with only three children in tow!) and Have Kids, Will Travel…Overnight.     


sixsuitcasetravel2_02 And for those of you that have a large family, you know that sometimes it’s really hard to find a hotel room to accommodate your family in one room. You’ll appreciate SixSuitCase Travel for hotel and travel recommendations for larger families.  

Just for fun I’ve been reading a couple full-time RV family blogs because it’s been almost a year since we settled down and I’m getting a bit antsy. Year Long Adventure  and The Lundy 5 have helped fill that void a little bit.

Speaking of families no longer on the road, the Vogel Family just finished a three year bike ride from the Arctic to Patagonia. Talk about perseverance, determination and stamina! I think you’ll enjoy reading about their adventures at A Wayward Journey.

There you have it, the first ever Mid-Week Highlights, just a few of the blogs and websites that I’ve enjoyed.  

What do you think? Do you like this new feature? Would you like to see more of this type of post? Please share your thoughts and while you’re at it, why not leave a link to a post that you especially enjoyed this past week? Just remember this is a G-rated blog. Let’s keep the links family friendly. :) 


  1. Tonya, This post was great. Very helpful. Great links. Yes, bring on more!

  2. Almost UnschoolersApril 27, 2011 at 8:10 AM

    I like this a lot! I'm very excited to check out these links :)

  3. This is a great feature! I loved the tips about traveling 'alone'. I often do that with my children and she had some great tips.
    We have had trouble finding hotels for 6 as well - that was a site a bookmarked!
    I look forward to your next post sharing links!

  4. thanks! I'm bookmarking this page!

  5. Thank you for mentioning my Trip Across Canada. I really appreciate it. All the other links were awesome too and I can't wait to check them out.



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