Yo Families! How To Fulfill Wanderlust (And Be Wallet Friendly)

Yo Familes! How to fulfill wanderlust and be wallet friendly
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What do you think of when you hear the words: family travel? For me, this phrase used to inspire both hope and fear. Hope for future bouts of wanderlust with family in tow and fear that I couldn’t find trips that were wallet-friendly.

When I heard the term ‘family travel’ before motherhood two visions popped into my mind. Vision number one was of my super-traveller, self-sufficient friend Susie who packed up her 18 month-old (and big pooch Igor)  and drove solo many hours to our annual Tofino girls’ weekend. Her SUV was full of toys, she had all her snacks packed and she even brought a portable enclosed play area (think playpen on steroids). Family vaca vision number two is  of the Griswolds on their chaotic US roadtrip, station wagon packed to the gills and misadventures befalling their every turn.

Given a choice, I’ll choose the Susie situation any time. Planning, snacks and efficiency help make any (family) trip a bit less of a gongshow. Part of my family travel plans these days always include thinking about how I can shave some of the dollars and cents off my trips. Recently, my fellow blogger Sarah from Smile and Conquer asked me to share some of my wallet-friendly, wanderlust tips with her blog readers.

Below you’ll find a couple of tips from the article after the jump. If you want to read the rest be sure to stop by my Smile and Conquer guest post to end up like Susie and her wee one not Clark and the gang…. Read more

A Rocky Mountain Getaway & Aboriginal Destinations

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Kendall Barber checks out a Jasper National Park view (Photo courtesy of Kendall Barber)

Things are a little busy in Anchors & Proteas land – see post above. So instead of regaling you with the virtues of Cape Town, South Africa (one of my favourite cities), I’ll do a little story recycling. Once our internet is set up, my living room doesn’t look like a grenade went off and we have spent ample time in our new backyard admiring the tiny beet/pea/potatoe/onion shoots, I’ll write something original.

But for today I’m reusing. Last week two of my travel stories were published online. Read more