Tag: Travel details

  • 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 like to be away from home. All the previous family vacations, do not equate to…

  • 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 need are adhesive bandages, antiseptic wound cleanser and adhesive tape. This is true, for most…

  • 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 trip – our travel insurance! This is a piece of the puzzle that is not,…

  • 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 been easier to just schedule the last week and do it all in a blitz.…

  • 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 of what we were getting into, but our teens just had to go with it.…

  • 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 government provides to citizens who are living or travelling abroad. I guess I always knew…

  • 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 as possible. In reality, this may not be true, because preparation is the boring and…

  • A mysterious element hidden in the details

    A mysterious element hidden in the details

    Also known as the ‘the devil is in the details’, although I might like to use the word mystery! Makes it sound like a puzzle or a problem which needs to be solved and if you pay attention to the details, then it can be done. Or the mystery is something which might seem simple at…