Tag Archive: family travel

Nov
18

Traveling With A Picky Eater

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Before we left Canada I was worried about finding food my six year old would eat in Asia.  I had a picky eater on my hands.  My oldest son has a very particular idea of what tastes good to him and has a love of things plain and starchy.  He does not like to try …

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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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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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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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Sep
26

You Can Travel Too….If You Want It Bad Enough

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I recently got an email from a reader asking for advise.  She works full-time, her husband is unemployed due to the recession.  Money is hard to come by but she dreams of traveling with her family. Here is my reply to her (slightly edited) Dear M, I am so glad you contacted me with your …

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Sep
06

Getting Rid of Stuff

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It started with the popcorn maker. We were trying to de-clutter the house to get it ready to go on the market.  My first job was to tackle the small appliance cupboard.  I thought “Do I really NEED a popcorn maker?  Popcorn is easy to make on the stove….”  And out it went, into the …

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Aug
08

Feels Like Home

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Mike and I have traveled to the Kootenay region of British Columbia many times before.  I have many relatives out there and it is one of our favorite places to camp in BC.  But on our recent trip there for the first time we started to consider living there.  I am not sure if it …

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Aug
05

Unschooling Doesn’t Stop For Summer Vacation

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The best way to travel with children is to travel slowly.  We like to break up our journeys into manageable sections with breaks every hour or two.  This way we limit the requisite “Are we there yet?” whining from the back seat.  We love to stop at places of interest and so we can all …

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Aug
01

Decide. Commit.

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It is not the decision you make that is most important, it is the degree of commitment with which you make the decision –Bo Barllett The first and most important step in achieving any goal is making the commitment to it.  That is how every big thing in my life has been accomplished.  I made …

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