Category Archive: Preparation for Travel

Feb
21

The Night Before Take Off

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Tomorrow we fly to London. I wonder if it ever gets easier. This traveling the world thing. It doesn’t seem to matter how many times we set off on another great adventure, I am always completely stressed out with high anxiety before each and every trip. On our very first international trip with children, I …

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Feb
10

Creating Community At The Family Adventure Summit

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If you have been following me on Facebook you may have seen that I have been involved in a really amazing project, the Family Adventure Summit. I am SO excited to be on the organizing team to bring this opportunity to traveling families and those who aspire to travel. What is the Family Adventure Summit? If …

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Jan
16

Travel Planning and Our Europe Itinerary

Travel planning. Maybe it sounds fun and exciting but in reality, it is a lot of work and quite a bit of stress. Since we purchased our tickets to London we have been spending hours on the computer every day researching our options and making plans. When we started planning, the only thing we knew …

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Jan
03

Next Stop, Europe!

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The inspiration started when I was playing around on Google Flights. Google Flights has this awesome feature where you can put in your departure city and leave your destination blank. You can then search the globe to find cheap flights! I was looking for travel inspiration when I came across a smoking deal for a …

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Jul
23

Asia Called

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Ring, ring, ring. Me, “Hello?” Asia, “Hi! This is Asia.  Are you coming back here or what?” Me, “Oh, I don’t know.  We are thinking about it.  You know we love you but there are just so many other places in the world that we want to show the kids.  We kinda feel like we …

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Sep
26

So What Are You Going To Pack?

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  Here it is, the contents of our bags!  The heaviest thing is the backpack full of snacks!  I may have gone a bit overboard on that one but it is meltdown city if the kids (or I) get hungry!   Packing List Amy: Two knee length cotton capries One knee length cotton skirt Three …

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Sep
11

Pre Travel Preparation

I’ve had this list as a static page in my header for EXACTLY one year.  I wrote this list way back then and have only now gone back to take a look at it.  I am very happy to say that there are only three things left to do…pack the first aid kit, pack our …

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Sep
06

News Flash – Hong Kong is Expensive

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Yup, Hong Kong is expensive! You already knew that right?  I mean, I already knew that.  I’d heard it before.  Hong Kong is one of the most expensive cities in Asia. Still, the thought of a 13 hour direct flight from Vancouver had us overlooking this minor detail.  Flying a direct thirteen hours to Hong …

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Aug
26

It’s Getting Real

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Things are getting really real now. Two weeks ago I was telling a friend how calm I was feeling.  My to-do list was short, only five lines long.  We have been actively preparing for this trip for over two years!  The hard parts are done.  The house sold, we had our garage sale, we moved …

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Jun
05

We’ve Been Busy!

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We jokingly call ourselves professional movers.  In the last six years we have moved six times.  This will be number seven.  I’m making lists, taking a mental inventory of our stuff, and planning how I am going to pack everything. We have already had our garage sale.  Mostly we got rid of toys.  At first …

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