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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.

Follow me on Instagram and Facebook for quick updates and fun photos as we travel around, as well as all my latest blog posts.

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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Top 15 Fun Things to do in San Pedro, Belize with Young Kids

    When I was in my mid-twenties, I had a boss that went on a Disney cruise for his 40th birthday. We all thought he was crazy, but he said: “if my kids are happy, I’m happy!”. Well, now I understand. So, this blog is all about the Top 15 Fun Things to do in San...

Finding Our People at the World School Family Summit

It’s hard to know where to begin when you’ve had a week that was as inspirational, emotional, and - dare I say - life-changing as our time at the Project World School Family Summit in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We booked our tickets and hotel room months ago, which is VERY...

The Wisdom of Five Year Olds: How a Bad Day Turned Into a Lesson on Generosity

    This was one of those days that most blogs don’t talk about. This was one of those days that make you question your decision to uproot your life and travel the world. This was one of the Bad Days. One of the days that starts with the toddler waking at 5am for the...

So Long, and Thanks for All the Sickness

Sickness. So much sickness. 18 separate things in 7 weeks for 4 people. Plus a teething toddler. Life on this paradise island wasn't exactly paradise for us! I’ve barely written anything since arriving on Isla Mujeres almost two months ago. There are many things that...

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...

Traveling with Kids

    A lot of people questioned the wisdom of our decision to travel with our kids when they were this young. We questioned it ourselves! But there is so much to be gained by exposing kids to new cultures and experiences. Since we have young, active kids who fare FAR...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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