Tag Archive: long term family travel

Feb
27

Explorations in Rainy England

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The day we landed in England was a complete write-off. Only our youngest managed to sleep on the plane (for less than an hour) the rest of us had not a wink. Our captain had warned us that we would have a very bumpy landing. Winds were over 50 mph for the last half hour …

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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
08

How We Fund Long-Term Family Travel

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Money, money, money, money! Of course, this is a topic that EVERYONE is curious about! I think one of the biggest hurdles to making travel part of your lifestyle is figuring out just how to fund it! I have actually been doing some research in this area for a project I am helping with and …

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Nov
02

Expenses, October 2012 – Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand

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  One month of travel and we have gone WAY over budget.  We wanted to stay under $2000 per month and we have more than doubled that in our first month. There are a few things to blame: Hong Kong was ridiculously expensive.  We knew that going in but seeing the numbers in black and …

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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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