When you can’t tell the season by looking out the window

When you can’t tell the season by looking out the window

I could have also called this ‘chasing summer’, which is another we feel about it. We are literally trying to avoid winter this year. Hopping from place to place. First to stay in the warmth, during the Fall season of

Everyday life, away from home for a year, with teens

Everyday life, away from home for a year, with teens

I have to admit, it has been tough to establish a daily routine, which works equally well for the 4 of us. All the planning in the world, ahead of time, will not prepare you for what it is really

The joy of jet lag

The joy of jet lag

“I refer to jet lag as ‘jet-psychosis – there’s an old saying that the spirit cannot move faster than a camel.”   -Spalding Gray My kids had no idea. They played it cool. They had changed time zones, in a

Countdown to wheels up

Countdown to wheels up

It is hard to believe that we are so close to taking off on the first leg of our travels. In a few days we will be on to the next phase of our adventure. Starting in Barcelona for 2

Safety first – what needs to be in the kit?

Safety first – what needs to be in the kit?

After administering first aid to my husband, myself and our 2 kids for many years, I have this theory that all you need are bandaids, polysporin and duck tape. I know, I’ve used brand names for everything. OK, all you

I.C.E. for life on the road

I.C.E. for life on the road

“A journey is like a marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.”                 -John Steinbeck We finally decided on one of the most important details of the

One foot out the door

We are on the downhill run now. We have successfully packed up and cleaned our home of 15 years, no easy task. For weeks, I have been slowly putting stuff into storage, a little at a time. It might have

They have to say it doesn’t hurt

They have to say it doesn’t hurt

Big, huge, important, and this sh!& is getting real! That is how to best explain a trip to the travel clinic for vaccinations. Of course, this is not mandatory. We volunteered. At least my husband and I had a sense

Things you hope to never need

Things you hope to never need

It is extremely comforting to know that as a Canadian, my government has my back. Our tax dollars do more than provide for the obvious things like education and healthcare. Recently, I have learned so much about what the Canadian

Travel smart, there is an app for that!

Travel smart, there is an app for that!

From watching way too many videos of young travellers, I get a sense of how little these YouTuber’s seem to plan ahead for a trip. Many of them even advise would be travellers to be spontaneous and pre-book as little