Up, down & sideways :) thoughts on long-term travel

Up, down & sideways :) thoughts on long-term travel

After 277 days since leaving our home and saying goodbye to life as we knew it, we are staring down the last 48 days until we move back. We have 2 more countries and 4 cities locked and loaded for

Family travel, essential alone time

Family travel, essential alone time

The one thing a person must have is time alone. When we decided to travel together as a family, we didn’t consider how much time each of us would require. Some people can get by on very little and others

Walking the wall, a view from the edge

Walking the wall, a view from the edge

We have had the pleasure to visit many ancient architectural sites, on our trip around the world. While the city walls of Dubrovnik are not the oldest, they are easily accessible and extremely impressive. Not just for the scale of

Our kids have outgrown us

Our kids have outgrown us

It was bound to happen, at some point. During the course of this travel year, our teenaged kids have grown taller than their parents. Our son has inched up over everyone else in the family and our daughter is not

The search for a bed that is ‘just right’

The search for a bed that is ‘just right’

Goldilocks was very tired by this time, so she went upstairs to the bedroom. She lay down in the first bed, but it was too hard. Then she lay in the second bed, but it was too soft. Then she

What do I wish for myself?

What do I wish for myself?

I’m making a wish for myself today. Why not? It is my birthday. I am turning 48 years young and I am celebrating with my husband, my son and my daughter. This is not just any family gathering. One that

Living life with love, a meditation

Living life with love, a meditation

Meditation is not easy, even though it should be. The instructions are hopelessly simple. Sit, relax and clear your mind of thoughts. Focus on your breath. Stay that way. Sometimes I am lost in thought before a guided meditation even

Choose chaotic or good routines

Choose chaotic or good routines

In case anyone was wondering, “what is it really like”, for a full-time travelling family? I am here to tell you that much of our life is exactly as it would be back home in Canada, right down to the

Dream jobs and Living in the moment

Dream jobs and Living in the moment

My sister asked the family in a letter recently, “are you in your dream job and if not, what is your dream job?” She was fresh from a social engagement where the topic was being discussed. She is also in her

The true cost of water?

The true cost of water?

As we left behind the water crisis in Cape Town, it was with a sigh of relief. Phew. We have done our time conserving water, getting down to our allotted 50L per person per day. Which is not much water.