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Oh the Trouble You Will Go Through To See Angkor Wat

Sunrise at Angor Wat
Hiring a private guide to tour Angkor Wat was one of the best ideas of our whole trip. I had the salad. I wasn't even thinking when I ordered it. We had just taken the boat from Nice Beach on Koh Rong Island after a few blessed days chilling out. Nice Beach Bungalows on Koh Rong Island was pure paradise The soft beauty of a Cambodian sunrise The island had been perfect. We had needed a small reprieve after a busy 3 weeks in Vietnam and thought a quick jaunt to a Cambodian beach was the antidote to south east
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Why We All Need to Watch This Movie About Cambodia

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First They Killed My Father deepens understanding and helps bring compassion to the connected world in which we live. **Trigger warning: This talks honestly about what we came to learn and witnessed in Cambodia. There are some heartbreaking and ugly facts but ones you should know more about.  Mom Says Do me a favour. Open your hand up and run your fingers over your palm. What do you feel? Are they soft and smooth? Are your nail beds clean and well groomed? Manicured even? Or are they rough? Do they feel worn and full of callouses? Have they been working
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Galapagos on a Dime: Family Travel on a Budget

Arriving in the Galapagos
Travelling to your dream destination without breaking the bank. I want to tell you this but I kind of don't. Of the entire list of destinations we travelled to around the world (20+ countries in 8 months), the Galapagos islands reigns as THE top destination for our entire family. We started off considering it our "special treat" on the trip, believing that it would have a pretty serious impact on our wallet. It absolutely can be that. There can be some pretty hefty price tags on cruises that navigate the islands but there is also a number of ways to
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What It Feels Like To Be Home

Bolivian Salt Flats
Learning to let it flow after travelling the world I am sitting at the dining room table in our friend's house soaking in the silence. Alone. For the first time in 240 days. It's quiet. So quiet. Almost too quiet after months of being surrounded by family, crowing roosters, honking horns, feuding cats or yelling neighbours. Trekking through the Sahara Desert was a surreal and serene experience Getting up close and personal feeding and bathing elephants in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Discovering paradise in the Maldives Sunrise at Angor Wat, Cambodia Oh. Canada. I don't quite know what to make of it to be
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Last Night I Cried…

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Not ready to head home from a life-changing trip around the world. Last night I cried. For a person who is quite synonymous with tears, I think my track record over these last many months has been pretty good. There have been only a few crying moments on this trip. Apart from tears of joy. My Happiness is all about being around these majestic animals We knew at the beginning of this adventure that it would change all of us one way or another. Shifted perspectives, maturity/growth in the kids, a deeper understanding of how our world works. What we didn't know was
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Bums. Bums. We Know Where You’re From.

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The correlation between country and coverage. Disclaimer: This article refers to particular fashion choices. It is in no way judgemental of persons living or dead, any species or phylum. It is funny in its observation. If you are easily offended, go read the Post. Dad Says: While it looks like long term travel is all things glamorous, there comes a time in anyone's journey where you hit a wall. Overnight buses, on-going negotiations, laundry, sourcing points of interest, booking, writing, researching, relaying information, schooling and continuous movement means you start recognizing the need for a break from the trip you are on. Ours
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