Category Archive: Preparation for Travel

May
29

The Best Of Both Worlds

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What would your perfect life look like? I’m not talking about winning the lottery, I’m talking real world. If you could set yourself up to live your dreams, what would that look like? It is a question Mike and I have been asking ourselves for the last six months and we have come up with …

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May
16

Making Plans

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I can’t tell you how many times I have daydreamed of writing this post.  Now the moment is finally here! It has been one year and three months since we put the house on the market.  One year and three months of what ifs, making new plans, breaking new plans, plotting our course then reavaluating. …

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Mar
21

Travel Advice….The Journey Inward

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Last week I put together a post filled with advice from traveling families.  I had asked my friend Lainie to contribute to the post but when I received her advice I thought it deserved its own space on my blog. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did.  I hope it makes …

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Mar
14

Advice for the Aspiring Traveling Family

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There are so many amazing families out there who are living their dreams of long term travel.  I have asked a few of them to help me pool their collective wisdom to give our family, and other families who are aspiring travellers, some advice. Here is what they had to say: Don’t Pack Too Much! …

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Mar
05

Vaccinations: What We’re Getting and What We’re Not

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Before Mike and I first went to South East Asia for our honeymoon, we went to a Travel Doctor to see what kind of vaccinations we would need.  At the time I was working for a company that provided an EXCELLENT extended medical plan that covered 80% of the cost of any vaccination we needed. …

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Jan
27

Book Review: Twenty Miles Per Cookie

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The Vogel Family had a dream.  They were tired of suburbia and longed for adventure.  Combining their love of travel and cycling this family of four (mom, dad, and then 8 year old twins) decided to take off for a year and see America and Mexico….on their bikes! There is something about this kind of …

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Dec
05

Has The House Sold Yet?…Um No.

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No, the house has not sold yet. The market is flat and now that it is winter our prospects are even slimmer for a sale.  The good news is that it is not our house, it is the market.  Our house is still very desirable and beautiful, in a good neighbourhood and specifically designed with …

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Nov
02

Travel Books for Kids

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I have written before about ways we try to prepare our children for traveling.  One of the ways is heading to our library to take out books about different countries and cultures.  My children love to see all of the interesting pictures of the people and places but they are too young to have the …

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Oct
26

The Moment of Inspiration in Hoi An Vietnam

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I remember the exact moment when the idea of backpacking the world with our future children took seed.  Mike and I were in Hoi An Vietnam, half way through our 10 month honeymoon in South East Asia, when we saw a family with backpacks.  Looking back on it now I chuckle at my reaction.  I …

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Oct
17

Five Ways to Prepare Kids to Travel

It is so important to us to prepare our children for our upcoming travels.  We want them to be engaged and excited about our planning and our trip.  Here are five things we do to help keep up their level of excitement. 1. Tell stories If you have traveled in the past before you had …

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