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Real Life

Hitting Reset & The Trust Factor.

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We Started Again. In The Middle of Our Lives. You just gotta believe it will all work out.  We talk a lot about the universe in our world. About it aligning; putting energy into the right place; thinking positive and about trusting the flow of life. Sure, to some it might seem all a bit Hippity Dippity (as my family/friends have been known to call it). To me, I can absolutely 100% feel when I am fighting what should be moving along naturally in our life. I seriously love pushing past my comfort zone. I like taking on challenges. But
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Family MattersReal LifeTravel

How Will You Tell This Story?

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Our WHY Behind Travelling the World Every story has a back story and it's not always pretty. I never really considered ourselves storytellers until this trip. Sure, Chris and I like to talk in stories. It's fun and entertaining and most importantly gets people laughing by the end. Something for us that is ultimately the end goal. Now my grandmother. She's a storyteller. In fact, she was the best storyteller of us all. My grandmother was most indeed the matriarch of our family. The older sister and the "second mom" to a large family growing up in the prairies. She was given the job
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Kids CornerTravel

Did You Know The Incas Were Thought To Be the Sons of the Sun?

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Fun Facts for Kids from Around the World Spencer Says: …..Guatamala, Bolivia then Argentina, and Ecuador, Chile and Brazil!! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pOFKmk7ytU] Are you a lover of Animaniacs? Because I am! I learned all the countries of the world from one of their videos called “The Nations of The World”. It’s pretty cool since we are travelling the world as a family and have been in a number of those countries and learning new things.  One of those countries is PERU where we visited Machu Picchu. Did you know that Machu Picchu is the home of the Incas and known to
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Travel

Lessons Learned While Traveling the World as a Family

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We are two weeks in to this Round The World experience and already we have "learned" so much in the process. How we function as a family, how to school on the road, how to long-haul travel, the uniqueness of different cultural behaviours, different foods and 1,001 new & exciting discoveries have all been added to our repertoire. Under the guise of life lessons mixed with travel experiences, I will list a few that we have already taken note of that will help both the global backpacker and the week long family vacation. Write down where you are staying (on
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Changing the WorldFamily MattersTravel

Why National Geographic Is To Blame For All Of This

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& How we are using Nat Geo as our best tool on the road One of the most vivid, core memories I have as a child is running down the hallway of my grandparents house. Their dark blue, psychedelic carpet and powder blue bathroom sink stamped forever in my brain. As my cousins and I play hide and go seek, I head to my favourite place to hide. A waist-high closet you had to crawl up in to at the end of the hall. As I pop open the closet door, a secret world reveals itself to me. Stacks upon stacks of yellow
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Real Life

To The Friend Who Doesn’t Want to Be a Burden

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The Return of Real Friendship We were out for dinner, catching up on a long overdue series of updates on what was happening in our lives. Social media lead the prompts as we reviewed what we "knew" of what was going on with each other & asked more top of line questions. As you described a heart-wrenching account of a situation with your child, you started to cry. The pain and heartache I saw in your eyes told your story far deeper than you could possibly share. And then you said those words, "I'm sorry. I don't want to burden you with all of this".
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