And we’re off… Day 1 in Pictures

Can't wait to see what tomorrow will bring. :)

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Three days in this city have taught me a lot. I had spent very little (and always very scheduled) time in Winnipeg before this trip. Ish and the boys had never been. Visiting it as a family opened my eyes to how great the people are and the sense of community it has to offer. It was our first stop on a trip that is bound to be filled with memories. Here are 4 from Manitoba that I'd be happy to replicate anytime: 1. Fishing on the Red River We went out with Todd "the Rock and Roll Fisherman" from City Cats. He's continue reading...

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The Globetrotting Kids…speak!

For months I've been telling you all about my sons Ethan (8) and Cameron (6) and you can be sure that going forward you'll hear a lot more. As I've said, Ish and I always talked about traveling the world together but having these two boys upped the ante. Now, not only would we have the chance to see the world, we'd have the privilege of watching our two sons experience it as well. It's our hope that what they see and hear on this trip will affect the way they live their lives. And so, while I'll continue to continue reading...

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The People you meet

There are a lot of reasons I like traveling. And there are a lot of reasons I like traveling with this guy. This is one of them. In Winnipeg we went to a baseball game. The kids and I took our seats and watched the game. Ish, however, spent most of the time being Ish: Chatting with people, introducing himself, sharing sports views and laughing, always, always, laughing. He told anyone who had the bad luck to even look in our general direction all about the Round the World Trip with the kids, where the trip was taking us and continue reading...

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What a whirlwind planning this round the world trip has been! We've only been on the road for two weeks and we have already learned so much about the world, ourselves and what we need to get by. So are we fully prepared for the remainder of our year of adventure? Yes and No. We've intentionally kept our itinerary loose. While we know where our trip will take us so far we've only booked about a third of the tickets we'll need to complete it. Part of that is because, as I explained here, we opted to pay as we continue reading...

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It posed a problem from the outset. 365 days of travel had the potential of millions of clothing changes and that could've meant trunks full of clothing and bags full of shoes. I didn't want that for a number of reasons. 1. How many times have you packed a bag for a vacation, lugged it to the airport, lugged it to your hotel room only to realize at the end of the trip that you didn't wear half of the things you brought? It happens all the time. And the idea of it happening repeatedly for an entire year, drove continue reading...

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Family Fun in Saskatoon: Our top 5

Stop #2 on the Round the World trip was in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It's a city that I can honestly say I never really had a burning desire to get to. That was a mistake. Having spent three days in the city, Ish and I agreed that next summer we want to return. Why? So many reasons but here are a few: 1. Jazz Festival: We only caught the last night of it but it was a Tegan and Sara concert that blew us all away. We weren't  fans of the Canadian duo when we got there. We are now.  The continue reading...

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