We want our kids to be outside kids. It seems natural, healthy, and generally like it would be a good thing for them in the long term. The thing is, we aren’t overly outside adults. I mean, we’ve always enjoyed a hike, we used to cycle a fair bit, and since the boys could walk … Continue reading A New Discovery Around Every Corner: The Joys of Ontario Parks Discovery Program
Well, not the actual news, but that’s a funny phrase our niece yelled once, and Jessica and I always repeat it, so I used it as the title. What we are actually in, is the Winter 2019 edition of Rovers Magazine. Rovers Magazine is a US based Land Rover magazine that is put out by the … Continue reading We’re in the News!
When I meet people while visiting other countries, it inevitably comes up that we are from Canada. What follows is usually a comment in the direction of “Oh, Canada! It’s so beautiful… but it is too cold for me there; how do you do it?” I don’t remember how I’ve answered in the moment, but … Continue reading A Quintessentially Canadian Experience: Arrowhead Provincial Park
Hey all, Tyler back again for another guest post. The last time I wrote, I was discussing what the best age to travel with kids is. You can read my full answer here, but my position in a nutshell was ‘every age - just go.’ That post dealt mostly with our experiences traveling with Henry … Continue reading In Praise of Toddler Travel
Hey everyone, Tyler here. Jessica was kind enough to let me do another post today and I wanted to share some thoughts about a question that comes up every now and then when talking about travel. The question is usually some form of “What’s the best age to travel with children?” And what is my … Continue reading What is the Best Age to Travel with Little Ones?
Hi guys, Tyler here again. Henry often talks about travel, ("my train is going to Albania" or, "this dump truck is going to Italy," and so forth) and this afternoon he was desperate to go to the beach...as in, RIGHT. NOW. Since September in Canada has brought temperatures in the low teens with its arrival, … Continue reading Toddler Tuesday: An Atlas for Kids.
Tyler here! Naturally, when Jessica asked if I wanted to write a blog, I decided to take the opportunity to lay out why the Defender is the absolute optimal vehicle for a family road trip. Now, because I am writing this post, I will share that I have always wanted a Defender. Always. If Jessica … Continue reading Why the Land Rover Defender is the Best-Ever Family Road Trip Vehicle (By Far).
What’s the deal with hating on cruises? So many people roll their eyes and say they don’t want to be herded on and off the ship with a thousand other tourists, or that they don't see it as “real” travel. Here is my defence. 1.) When a cruise rocks into town they have done the … Continue reading I Am Not Above Cruising.
Guys, I’m a genius. Both of our boys have been bottle fed and I totally face-palmed myself for all the wasted time we spent before I came up with this easy peasy idea. Pre-brilliance, we would pack cold milk in a thermos, bring a bottle, and when it was time to eat we’d look for … Continue reading How To: Travel With a Bottle Fed Baby.
I booked over three months of travel in about two weeks worth of nap and bed times, and let me tell you, it sucks the fun right out of travel planning to do so much at once. With small kids though (we flew out when Henry was just over two years old, and Tom was … Continue reading How To: Choose a Hotel When Travelling With Small Children.