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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

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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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Cloud Nine – How Airlines Across The World Have Treated Our Special Needs Son

Kid in front of Virgin Airlines
If you were to meet our son anywhere on our world trip, the first thing you would likely hear is "Hi, my name is Spencer. I really love airplanes. Can I tell you about them?" It's a script we have worked on to explain his deep passion with planes while helping him practice the social cues of conversation. You see, Spencer has Autism. While Autism carries a breadth of different behaviours, a common trait is fixating on a particular subject matter that can often nears obsession. Currently, his fascination is everything to do with airplanes. He wants to become a pilot, practices Google flight simulator daily,
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Number One Rule To Travel : Don’t Be a Dick

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When what you do represents so much more than you. It's a strange view from here. We sit in the middle of two worlds. A no man's land of sorts. Learning and experiencing travel on the road while still being able to stay in touch with the goings on at home. Most of the time it's great. But sometimes, not so much. Checking in on social media feels like we are watching home from behind a plexiglass window at the zoo. We are detached. We have the benefit of not being barraged with bad news all the time except when the only thing on Facebook is bad news. When we go
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