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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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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...

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 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...

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...

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...

My #1 Money-Saving Budget Travel Tip: Make Your Own Bread

We definitely fall into the category of budget travel. As we work to build up our location-independent incomes, it is crucial that we save money in any way we can. One of my favourite ways to save money while travelling - my #1 money-saving budget travel tip! - is...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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