40 Road Trip Conversation Starters for Couples

    I know I said I was going to share some posts on marriage this month and I plan on doing that soon but I thought I would start with an easy, fun post. Road trips are one of my favorite ways to travel (coming in second only to European train travel) and even though we have kids I have found road trips to be one of the best times for Jared and I to have some great conversations – some of our big life decisions have been discussed and decided on road trips! I hope to eventually share some road trip conversation starters that involve the whole family soon but…


    Nine Tips for How You Can Afford to Travel as a Family

    We have incorporated our children into our travels from the very beginning. When Raeca was not quite a year we started planning our trip to Uganda and never even though of not bringing her, it was just a given. And because we adopted Ephraim from South Africa he was on a plane not long after becoming our son. While they have a long way to go before being world travelers they (especially Raeca) have traveled a decent amount, more than a lot of adults I know.   Watching the monkey grab food out of the bird feeder in South Africa.   THE BENEFITS OF FAMILY TRAVEL There is something really special…


    Escaping to Somewhere Warm – Phoenix, Arizona

    Two years ago Jared and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. We had planned on going on a trip for our anniversary but Raeca was going through a fair bit of separation anxiety at that time so it never happened. So, with last week being our 12th anniversary we finally got a chance to get away. This was actually our first time having time away with the two of us since Raeca was born (eight years ago), it was about time that it happened. When trying to figure out where to go we knew our options were to either drive to somewhere in Saskatchewan where it would still be cold,…


    Grand Palladium, Puerto Vallarta Review

    Ever since we got back from Mexico three weeks ago the temperatures here at home have pretty much been steady at -30/-40, can someone please send me back to the sunshine?! Last week I shared a few photos from our trip in my post about all-inclusive trips with kids but after getting a number of questions on our specific resort I thought I would share a full review. We booked our trip though a travel agent, which is actually our first time doing so. I had heard good things about local travel agent, Ashley Doell, so we chose to go through her. It doesn’t cost any more to go through…


    Our Trip to Mexico – An All-Inclusive Trip with Kids

    Early in the winter we knew that we wanted to escape a little of the Canadian prairie winter and made plans to take an all-inclusive trip to a warm location in January. January is usually our coldest month here with temperatures usually below -20 and with -40 being fairly common. Not surprisingly winter depression often starts to hit around then too. With the cold temperatures and sun rising after 9am and setting by 5pm and knowing there are still a couple months of winter left it’s a bleak time. A week in the sunshine is the perfect thing in the middle of a Saskatchewan winter. We’ve done South Africa, Uganda…


    Petrofka Spring – Exploring Saskatchewan

    Once again, one of my goals for this year is to get out and explore Saskatchewan so a couple of weeks ago when my friend Robin asked if the kids and I wanted to head out to Petrofka Spring with her and her boys one morning I jumped at the chance! I had actually never heard of Petrofka Spring until she mentioned it so I read a little about it online, apparently because of this spring many Doukhobors decided to settle in this area back in 1899. Truthfully it’s a small little spring but I was pleasantly surprised to see how much the kids loved playing near it and following…