Are you sitting at a desk, staring at a computer monitor and dreaming of traveling? Thinking about seeing your screen savers in real life? You aren't alone. Mini retirements and gap years for adults are becoming more and more popular. Here are ten reasons to take a career break and travel. Right Now.
We've just returned to beautiful BC after a month-long road trip to visit family in Manitoba and Alberta, Canada. In total, we spent over 48 hours in the car (darn you, Canada for being so... large) with our two little ones and our cat, Cosmo. Cosmo was lucky enough to stop for part of the trip and spend a few weeks at Grandma's garden and luxury cat spa (aka my Mom's house) while we drove to Manitoba to hang out at the cabin and play in the lake.
Aside from traveling and visiting family, we've been busy giving interviews (how fun is that!) and writing for some great travel sites. Here are a couple of the other projects you might have missed, including a fun interview with me and an article on finding out of the way things to do in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
I have two words of advice for anyone on a long road trip with little kids: ...
Does the thought of a long haul flight with your little kids leave you in a cold sweat? It shouldn't. We've taken flights from Vancouver to Hong Kong, hopped between islands in the Philippines, and flown from Canada to Cancun to Costa Rica as well as Calgary to Cuba and all over North America with two little ones in tow. The kids are now seven and three, but we flown with them from the time they were still breastfeeding and in diapers. Here are our top tips for taking long flights with little ones...
Put your feet up, pop some popcorn and indulge in some great travel TV shows with us.
Travel can be a nightmare if you manage social media accounts. Luckily there are great tools to help out.
As a vegetarian, it can be a challenge to eat on the road, so here are a few of our favorite vegetarian recipes from the multi-talented folks at other travel blogs.
We love the road trip. There's something about being on the road that makes anything seem possible. With the sun on your face, and the wind rushing past, any turn can bring a new adventure.
We rented a Jeep, rolled the top down, tossed some sunscreen and swimsuits in the back, and set out to find adventure on a family drive around Oahu.
Oahu's coastline has crystal clear water, beaches around every turn and a backdrop of lush volcanic slopes. We spent most of our drive staring out the window going "Oooh - ahhh... look at that!" The scenery alone, which ranged from aquamarine ocean to soaring cliffs to sleepy seaside towns like Waimanalo, made our road trip...