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Welcome to my blog about traveling the world with our two young girls!

I share the ups and downs, good and bad – all right here.

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travel with us

Welcome to my blog about traveling the world with our two young girls!

I share the ups and downs, good and bad – all right here.

Learn More

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We are the crazy family that sold everything and headed off on a once-in-a-lifetime travel adventure.
This blog is about what it’s like living as a young family on the road. The real deal. Some travel blogs make everything look and sound fantastic, but I’m more interested in the reality of what we’re doing. It’s amazing, awesome, exciting, and enriching… it’s also exhausting, difficult, stressful, and full of self-doubt at times. I try to capture it all.

I explore what it’s like to parent and raise young children through this experience. I document our attempts to travel in a minimalist way through packing, budgeting, and getting creative. We eat a plant-based diet, so I also share how we “keep it vegan” on the road and my favourite travel-friendly recipes and tricks.

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Or, if you have in-depth questions or want to chat, you can email me at havekidswillwander@gmail.com

Thanks to Megan Muir from Muir Image Photography (www.muirimagephoto.com) for the great family photo!

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Our World-Schooling Journey: How We Educate While Traveling Full Time

    One of the most common questions we get, when we tell people that we are traveling full time (and therefore consider ourselves to be world-schooling) is “but - what about the kid’s education?”. Some are curious… some are concerned… some seem judgemental. I find it...

How to find Secret Beach, the Best Beach on Ambergris Caye

The hidden gem of San Pedro is hidden for a reason: it’s an excruciating one hour drive in a golf cart along ridiculously bumpy roads to get there. But man, is the pay-off worth it! Here is how to find Secret Beach, the best beach on Ambergris Caye, in our opinion. We...

First Three Weeks on Isla Mujeres

Three family updates that encompass our first three weeks on the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico. From the photo above, you might think that getting vanilla jelly rolls was the most exciting thing we did! April 19 After surviving an ice storm in April and the return of...

First Week in San Pedro, Belize

The first week of our full-time traveling lifestyle took us to the island of Ambergris Caye and the town of San Pedro, in Belize. It brought a lot of highs and lows, including starting a new school, loving our golf cart, discovering the seaweed, and meeting new...

Meal Planning + Slow Traveling: Top 10 Ways to Stick to your Food Budget

Budget meal planning while traveling: it's a constant priority for us to find ways to eat healthy and cheaply while we slow travel, without wasting too much, and also keeping it plant-based.  It’s probably no surprise to those who know me that I am constantly meal...

You Can’t Always Get What You Want: Adjusting our Lifestyle After a Year of Traveling

When we left Canada to come to Japan this past January 1, we had been traveling for almost exactly a year. We spent 5 of the last 12 months in Toronto, working on our rental house in various ways. Between visits back to Canada, we spent 1 month in Belize, 2 months in...

Packing Light with Kids: a Minimalist Travel Experiment

    33 days, 2 adults, 2 kids, and 1 type of weather. One 40 litre backpack, one 16 litre backpack, and one stroller. “Wow! How did you do that?!” is the refrain we’ve heard a lot when we describe how we approached packing light with kids for our inaugural...

The Absolute Worst Part of My Life Right Now

    WARNING: graphic post ahead. If you are or recently were the parent of a toddler, you will likely find it somewhat familiar. Otherwise, I would finish eating before reading. There are lots of ways that this traveling life isn’t easy or perfect (I will have lots of...

Best Beaches in Belize: What You Should Know about the Seagrass Situation in San Pedro

    Our world-travel adventure got off to a rocky start when our idyllic beach paradise of San Pedro, Belize, turned out to have a major environmental problem going on. We booked our trip to San Pedro on a bit of a whim – a friend tagged me in a blog post about 10...

Minimalist Travel

    Minimalist travel has transformed so many aspects of our life. Life is simpler, cheaper, less stressful, and more fulfilling - and my kids say "I'm bored" far less often despite having FAR fewer toys! Funny how their creativity serves them far better than bins and...

How We Manage Our Airbnb While Traveling

  I’ve had a lot of questions recently from other traveling families - and want-to-travel-someday families - about how we manage our rental house while traveling around the world.Here is all the information about how we manage our Airbnb unit, and long-term rental...

Flowing in Vietnam – but not the yoga kind!

One of the biggest adjustments to living in Vietnam for a few months has been getting around. We have learned from experience that we don’t thrive nearly as well in places where we don’t have our own transportation. We have stayed in places where we had to rely on...

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