WanderMom

Inspiration for where to travel with children

Hosteling At Forty

I really should title this post “What it feels like to be the Old Fart in the room” because in some of the hostels where we stayed in South America, that’s what I felt I was: the Old Fart. It was such a shock to feel that way.

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Packing To Travel For A Year

Before we left on our trip, one of the first questions friends asked was “What will you bring with you?” – usually my (women) friends and usually incredulously. This post is a long-overdue answer to that question and also because my friend Peter challenged me that even with all my careful shopping the contents of Read the Rest…

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We Are Currently In Chile

We are currently in Chile. You can read about our adventures so far on our family world trip here.

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Two Weeks Into Our Family World Trip

  We’re glad we packed:1. Headlamps. We’re using Petzl headlamps and highly recommend them. They rock for: kids reading in bed at night, compensating for the lack of outdoor lighting at a rental house and taking a nighttime run on the beach – for a few unusual uses. 2. A small flexible extension cord. Ours Read the Rest…

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And We’re Off!

It’s been a crazy few weeks de-cluttering and packing up our house but we made it: house cleared, storage unit locked and bags packed just in time for our flight to Miami and on to Quito. Let the fun begin! (If you’re concerned that BigB looks decidedly unhappy in that photo, don’t worry. He is Read the Rest…

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I’m Leaving My Job To Travel

Since our recent dinner-time conversation where CAM berated us for being irresponsible parents for abandoning our jobs in order to go travel for a year, I’ve been thinking about the reasons behind my confidence in making this choice now. CAM is right, it is a little crazy to leave a well-paying job in the middle Read the Rest…

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Preparing To Go: The Questions Kids Ask

One of the best things about being a parent blogger is that you get to write about the funny things your kids say and do.

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Preparing Children For Family World Travel

I’m a blather-er. You’ve never heard that word? Apparently it’s a Norse word, but people use it a lot in Ireland. As in “She’s an awful blather-er” to describe someone who goes on-and-on-and-on and never really gets to the point. That’d be me, most of the time. Which is why when I’m writing a blog Read the Rest…

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Book recommendations for tween boys

Amazon.com Widgets My boys are currently almost 10 (this week!) and 14. I really didn’t have to work at coming up with entries in a list of books for tween boys, I just had to sit down and think about the authors and titles I’ve seen as I’ve picked up after my kids over the Read the Rest…

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Book Recommendations For Teen Boys

I am struggling with deciding on reading material for my children for during our family world trip. If you know me, you will understand that this is particularly annoying a) because I love to read and can easily rattle off suitable titles for any child, any interest, any age (it’s my own personal rain-man habit) Read the Rest…

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