Tag Archive: long term travel with children

Aug
03

Bonjour Quebec!

Ah Quebec. We love your French language, your European architecture, your amazing food, and your joie de vie! We spent a blissfull four days with Mike’s Aunt and Uncle who live just outside of Montreal. Again, we were wowed by some over-the-top-amazing hospitality. How did we get so lucky to have such amazing family? We …

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Jul
31

The Ontario Money Grab

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Ok, I’m going to go on a bit of a rant here about Ontario. Well, not a super harsh rant, cause I’m an extremely kind person. But I gotta say that Ontario really turned us off. I know I talk about money a lot on this blog and how our family tries to maximize our …

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Jul
26

The Journey East

“Where are we going today?” Ask the kids. “East!” We reply. We’ve been pushing hard since Manitoba. We spent a few lovely days visiting family in Winnipeg and then made a straight shot to Ontario. Ontario is BIG. So BIG! And we had a bunch of friends and family to visit along the way. We’ve done …

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Jul
14

RV Living – 10 Things We’ve Learned So Far

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We are first time RV’s. We’ve travelled to South East Asia carrying everything we need in backpacks, we’ve explored Europe for months with carry-on only, we’ve camped our way through the Western States in a VW van, but this is the first time we have traveled in a proper RV. Let me tell you, this …

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Jul
10

Riding Mountain National Park

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We made it to Manitoba! It has only taken us a month to get this far. At this rate, we should be done exploring Canada by December. Ha! Canada is so huge and there is so much of it that we want to explore! Another National Park was on our radar, Riding Mountain National Park. …

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Jul
07

Breezing through Saskatchewan

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Before we left on our journey, we became members of Harvest Hosts, which is a really cool membership program for RVers. Farms, wineries, breweries, and businesses can list their properties on the website and then members can request to camp overnight on their properties. Camping is free but it is expected that you will purchase …

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Jun
29

Exploring The Rockies

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We LOVED the Rockies. From the time we first saw them in the East Kootenays to the time we left them in Jasper we were in awe. No wonder millions of people come to these towering, snow-capped mountains each year. We explored Kootenay National Park, Banff National Park, and Jasper National Park which all border …

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Jan
19

9 Weeks in San Miguel de Allende. Costs For a Family of Four.

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Our family of four spent the fall of 2017 in the beautiful city of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. We scrapped our original plan of spending four weeks there, as we fell in love with the city and ended up extending our trip to nine weeks. We would have stayed longer if we did not …

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Nov
04

Day of the Dead in San Miguel de Allende

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We have experienced some really jaw-dropping festivals around the world. We’ve lit lanterns in Thailand’s Yi Ping Festival, watched the Ogoh Ogohs dance in the streets of Bali at Nyepi, and witnessed the self-mutilation at the Vegetarian Festival in Phuket. Experiencing the Day of the Dead in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico is right up …

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Jun
10

London on the Cheap. Is It Possible?

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Is it possible to see London with a family without breaking the bank? Accommodation I don’t know that it is possible to do London cheaply….unless you can find a housesitting gig or if you have family to stay with.  We found accommodation in London to be RIDICULOUSLY expensive! It is the most expensive city we have …

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