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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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

Goodbye Isla, Hello Houston

Saying goodbye to Isla Mujeres was harder than expected, but we are excited to be on our journey to Vietnam and back to South East Asia, where this whole crazy adventure really began! So, we left Isla Mujeres - and it was such a whirlwind, I’ve barely processed it. 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...

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...

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...

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