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My Book

Let's Leave the Country!
A Guide to Your Family Year Abroad

Recipient 2020 B.R.A.G. Medallion

Getting to know other parts of the world is one of the most direct (and fun!) ways to advance what my work is all about: “becoming better people.” 

​Vacation travel is one way to do this, but extended time away — whether exploring different cultures or doing a deep dive into a single one — connects you more profoundly with people and places.


While taking extended time abroad can feel daunting, ​Let’s Leave the Country! is a step-by-step guide to planning a life-changing adventure for you and your family.

Volkswagen van on a coastal countryside
“A wonderfully insightful guide, designed to help readers take their own leaps into life-changing travel adventures.”

—Tracey Carisch, author, Excess Baggage: One Family’s Around-the-World Search for Balance

In Let's Leave the Country! you will discover:

  • How to develop the optimal mindset to devise and follow through on your plan

  • How to find “ambassadors” who will help ease your passage abroad

  • Guidance on visas, schooling, housing, navigating outside your comfort zone in a new language, and much more

  • Advice for creating the richest experience possible while abroad

  • Wisdom on extending the adventure long after you return home

Let's Leave the country book

A closer look at our own year abroad...

Our family's story—as well as the stories of other families—are woven into Let's Leave the Country!. If you'd like a sampling of what the book covers about our time in Italy, a few articles and podcast interviews are linked below: 

grapevines in Wine Farm

Planting Ourselves Beyond the Comfort Zone

Let's Leave
the Country!

A Guide to Your
Family Year Abroad

Available in eBook and paperback:

Let's Leave the Country! book with award medallion
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