Tag Archive: travel preparation


Making the Commitment to Family Travel

When people ask me how our family is able to travel the world with our two children AND keep a home base, my answer is, “We DECIDED to.” Yes, that sounds quaint. And of course, it is an oversimplification of an entire process. But I find, as in most things in life, once you make …

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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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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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We’ve Been Busy!


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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Advice for the Aspiring Traveling Family


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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On the Good Side


I have been thinking a lot lately about living on the sunny side of life.  The glass half full kind of thinking.  And I have come up with a list of positives for this house turned trap situation we have found ourselves in. And although, just like Star Wars, there will always be a Dark …

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10 Ways to Save Money to Travel & Save the Planet

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Our family is frugal.  Living an inexpensive lifestyle has always been a part of our process for saving money to travel, but over the past year we have taken it to a new level.   Our motivation to save money has now become secondary to our motivation to live a green lifestyle. 10 Ways to Save …

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Buzzing With Excitement

With the ringing in of 2011 comes our countdown to departure.  I’m busy getting wrapped up in my head with all the things that need to be done. We are putting the house on the market in six weeks so I have been busy with a critical eye, wiping off sticky finger prints (when you …

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