Category Archives: travel

Tips and tricks for traveling the world as a family of five on a budget

Kids enjoying the beach time at the Mai Khao Beach in Phuket, Thailand  Many people ask us how we are able to afford to travel as a family of five. The answer is simple – it usually requires a lot … Continue reading

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Destination: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Afternoon Tea at the Abkhazi Garden.

For some unbeknownst reason (but my heart loves it!) all 3 of my children LOVE tea parties! The boys get giddy about the fancy dainty food, and Margarita enjoys the whole experience. We love to share the loveliness of a … Continue reading

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Destination: Vancouver, Canada. Our lovely afternoon at the VanDusen Botanical Gardens

After a pretty long drive from Seattle this summer we had a few hours left before our scheduled ferry over to Victoria, BC. By a popular vote we decided to visit VanDusen Botanical Gardens. It seemed like it would be … Continue reading

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15 destinations in 8 countries in one month! Our whirlwind trip to Canada and Europe.

Our family visiting Stonehenge, England This summer we were privileged to take a month long trip of Europe and Canada. It was sort-of-last minute planning, but ended up creating amazing family memories along the way. I am planning to write a … Continue reading

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Reviving this blog…

Our family in Prague (Czech Republic) this summer I have decided to start working on reviving this little blog of mine. A lot has happened in the past 6 years since I last wrote here. We have moved 3 times, one … Continue reading

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Saving on travel: 10 additional ways to keep the cash in your pockets while seeing the world

  I love to travel. My husband and I have done a lot of traveling in these past 10 years, all across north America, Europe, Russia and other former USSR republics, some African countries, and even central American countries. We … Continue reading

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Saving on travel: airline tickets and car rentals

I have found that the best way to save on your airline tickets is to be a bit flexible with the dates. Although complete flexibility is by no means required, being flexible to fly 3 days before and/or after your … Continue reading

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