Travel Philosophy

From letting it all go to getting the most out of any moment, we discuss our philosophies on travel, family and coping with life.

Great Travel Quotes – What’s Your Favorite?

Some days, like today, when I need some inspiration, I like to take out my travel quote collection.

Hopefully, they give you a smile, or even inspire your adventure.

1. Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. Benjamin Disraeli

2. When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in. D. H. Lawrence

3. Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it. Cesare Pavese

4. No matter how you travel, it's still you going. Jeff Goldblum

The Barefoot Nomad Children at Rushing River Kenora Ontario

Children And a Life of Travel

Before our kids and even before he was my husband, Charles and I spent a year traveling in South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. We dove the Great Barrier Reef, saw ancient Angkor temples in Cambodia, and watched wild orangutans playing in the Sumatran jungle.

We came out of that with a commitment: We weren't going to live a conventional life. It was travel for us; the open road and all that it offers. We were going to be digital nomads.

We made a plan: travel every winter, and come back to Canada in the summers to earn some money, enjoy the sun, and visit family.

And then we had children...

In a Canoe on Lake Louise, Canada

Travel and Transformation: Same, Same, but Different

I wrote this post a few years ago, after we came back from an extended trip across South East Asia, New Zealand and Australia.

Some things have changed. Today, I have two great kids, and I've moved to British Columbia, Canada, one of the most gorgeous areas I've seen in my travels, and where I can see the mountains everyday. But I still struggle with that surreal juxtaposition of our adventurous, nomadic travels, and returning to our so-called normal, everyday life in Canada. And Cosmo still cuddles us at night.