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Say Yes to New Adventures When It Is Much Easier to Say No

The e-mail showed up at the very end of May. Our family had an opportunity, three weeks later, to go to Tofino for two days and try surfing. It was the kind of all-expenses-paid-everything-planned-out-for-you invitation we could not refuse—but we almost did. Why? Well June is a busy month to take the kids out [...]

By |2020-02-25T09:37:17-08:00December 13th, 2019|Adventures In Motherhood, Outdoor Education|0 Comments

Love Letter to my Family: Dear Team Savage,

Love Letter to my Family .... Dear Team Savage, 2019 was quite a year. Banff. Nunavut. Tofino. Sault St Marie. A month in Australia. England. Wales. Kansas. Let’s just take a moment to soak in what that meant for us, for me: an adventure filled life, living a dream bigger than we ever could [...]

By |2020-02-25T09:37:41-08:00December 11th, 2019|Adventures In Motherhood|0 Comments

How to Create your own Christmas Family Traditions

Create and Protect your own Family Traditions Family traditions are an important part of our culture and it’s in those traditions that we often share many special memories, and Christmas is one of those times. However, if your family has traditions, such as obligations that stress you out or that you don’t truly enjoy, [...]

By |2020-01-29T10:11:47-08:00November 13th, 2019|Adventures In Motherhood, Family Adventures, Western Canada|0 Comments

Truth Bomb Thursday: How Do I Pay for Travel?

[vc_row]While my Instagram feed may be filled with beautiful images of iconic destinations, one may think that I’m a full-time Travel Writer living the life of luxury. However, while I do travel about 16 weeks a year, I also work full time, PLUS, I'm often juggling many balls in the air trying to balance it [...]

The Peanuts Vs. Measles Debate

Canada has a case of the measles. If you’ve turned on the TV, opened a newspaper, or scanned through the radio at any point over the last few months, chances are you were hit with measles talk. “Measles Hysteria” some have called it. Report after report of schools asking kids to stay home, talk about [...]

Why I Won’t Give Up Everything to Travel – Evaluating The Nomadic Family Lifestyle

[vc_row]I recently posted the question, “Would you save up, take a year off and give up everything to travel the world with your kids?” And the outstanding response was “yes!” When posed with the exact same question myself, I know that my own answer has changed over time, but if I was given the opportunity [...]

Top 10 Women that Inspired Me in 2018!

[vc_row]“You need to associate with people that inspire you, people that challenge you to rise higher, people that make you better. Don’t waste your valuable time with people that are not adding to your growth. Your destiny is too important.” ~Joel Osteen 2018 was a year where I was surrounded and inspired by truly incredible [...]

My Unbelievable Trip to the North Pole

[vc_row]Though my life has been blessed with many great adventures, today I took what is most certainly the most incredible one yet: a plane ride to the North Pole! That’s right, yours truly spent the day enjoying all the amazing things the North Pole has to offer, including elves, princesses, cookies, toys, and yes – [...]

Facing “Mom Guilt” head on… 6 things I learned from NOT being there for my kids.

“You’re going away again,” my friend said, “You’ve been gone so much your kids probably don’t even recognize you.” Gulp. While I know my friend was 100% joking, the Mom guilt started to settle in. Again. The reality is that I’ve been gone a LOT in 2018. 6 weeks away from my kids to be [...]

What Happens When Women and Whistler Collide

[vc_row]It was a warm fall September day and we were sitting around the kitchen table dreaming of a girlfriends getaway in Whistler. The logistics of getting 7 women together isn’t easy so we set forth a date and let everyone know to put it in their calendar as a “non negotiable” must attend weekend. The [...]