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Vancouver with two children, walking shoes … and the man flu – an Amazing Journey series part 3

May 22, 2018

Vancouver is a city of beauty and culture.  A city of depth.  With two days to spend, it’s a matter of fitting in everything you can – and having comfortable shoes.

We travel as a family to learn and to connect with each other, and the city had plenty of opportunities for this, our favourite being Science World with a load of interactive exhibits for the girls to try on their own or for us to do together as a family.

My own personal favs had to be the beauty and calmness of the waterfront, and eating local delicacies – everywhere!

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Food, lifestyle, Travel

It all starts now – an Amazing Journey series – part 2

May 12, 2018

Five years ago we re-evaluated our lives and our goals after the sudden loss of my mother in law.  We vowed to slow down and to enjoy life with our small children.  We got outside and explored.  And we travelled.  This Amazing Journey series documents our journey through Canada and the US, provides an insight on travelling with children, local destination tips and tricks, and, of course, gives an Accountant’s perspective on making the most of your holiday dollar.

The day we left New Zealand was crazy! We had been cramming everything into a short period before our departure – I’d been on the road most of the month, my mother was leaving for three months, we worked right up to the last day to maximize our annual leave – and we had to get our house ready to rent out on AirBNB while we were away. By the time we reached the airport that evening, I collapsed with the shakes. I hadn’t eaten all day and have a habit of fainting – so my husband promptly left me there to find food and something to drink. Give me half an hour, and a bit of sugar – and it’s time for the adventure to begin!

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