Travel changes a person

Travel changes a person

At a seminar I recently attended, each new speaker introduced themselves by way of what they called PechaKucha. Since the organization had so many unique words of their own creation, I assumed this was an invented practice. But, it turns

Q&A The Cost Benefit Of Travel

Q&A The Cost Benefit Of Travel

I decided to change things up a bit and ask a bunch of questions of myself. As I sit on a terrace of a little café in Athens, recording all our expenses, it gets me to thinking about costs versus

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

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

Teenagers are teachers, if we listen instead of lecture

Teenagers are teachers, if we listen instead of lecture

“Coming home with straight A’s is fine, I’ll accept that, but what I’d rather have you do is come home and tell me something amazing that you learned in the spirit of doing something good for someone else, come home

I like being first at the gate

I like being first at the gate

For some people being first at the gate means you have arrived super early and will suffer a long wait for your flight. True. But there is something nice about sitting in the quiet area of the airport with no

Giving up almost everything I know for sure, to travel the world

Giving up almost everything I know for sure, to travel the world

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.    -Lao Tzu As we near the end of 2017, here

Roll with it, re-group, change of plans – travel demands flexibility

Roll with it, re-group, change of plans – travel demands flexibility

“Mount Agung, in Eastern Bali, spurted clouds of grey and white ash across the Indonesian island and sparked a dangerous flow of debris”, according to the headline news. That’s not good. After leaving Cambodia, we were hoping to spend a

Do we plan our legacy, or does it happen to us?

Do we plan our legacy, or does it happen to us?

We bought a seven-day pass to the Angkor Archeological Park. Nobody was standing in that line up. We walked right up to the teller. It turns out that most people visit for one day. Some stay for a 3 day