Tag: Nomadic family

  • 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 out that is not the case. “PechaKucha is a real thing”, one presenter told me. …

  • 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 the remaining time we will spend abroad. We are trying to pack in as much…

  • 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 need a much larger dose on a more regular basis. We did not really discuss…

  • 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 groceries we buy. Just because we are in a far off place in Europe, enjoying…

  • 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 and tell me some really dramatic failure that occurred as you were trying to solve…

  • Detourism and other new word suggestions

    Detourism and other new word suggestions

    When your life takes a wholly unanticipated change and you must rethink and redefine what your life will be. A new word submitted to Collins Dictionary, pending approval. Another one – crafternoon which means, An afternoon spent (or specifically set aside for), enjoying crafts. I really like that one, for obvious reasons, but I am…

  • 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 blissful month in Bali. The Indonesian Island stop was a key component of our trip,…