Family Adventure Podcast with Erik Hemingway

126- The Worldwide Webers Today on the show we have Erica from The Worldwide Webers. Her and her husband and toddler have gotten to see a list of amazing places! They were both born and raised in different parts of the States, met in New York and from there started traveling the globe. Spending time in different places depending on where their job took them. Sometimes it works out for them to travel to a place for work and then take time to spend on the weekends in a nearby country! Couple of years later, while living in Johannesburg, they discovered they were pregnant so began to look at options of where to have the baby. Erica said she was still traveling to Asia for work a lot then and learned so much about traveling while pregnant. Living as an expat forces you to challenge what you think about "normal", so they spent a lot of time researching and carefully deciding where to have the baby. In the end they were able to find a place that agreed with what they believed in and here they are now, almost 2 years later with a healthy baby girl. Listen to the episode to learn more about their decision to have the baby in South Africa and their experience!

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125- Tapped Out Travellers Today on the show we have Christine from the blog Tapped Out Travellers. She and her family moved to Germany 3 years ago with Army from Canada. Since then they have gotten to travel all around Europe using Germany as their home base. Her son is in school there on base so it's the same holiday time as her husband. Time, they use strategically to go explore more of Europe. In the last couple of years they've been to 7-10 countries and plan to see a couple more before their contract in Germany is up. Since Europe is close together is makes transportation and getting around more simple. In the past, they've taken the train to Italy and drove to Switzerland twice. Check out her blog for tons of resources (and occasional giveaways!) including an expat guide for living in Germany! Christine shares lots of tools and tips from her experience living in Germany to make the transition a little easier for others.

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124- Abroad Life Today on the show we have Tim and Erin from the blog Abroad Life. They are wrapping up a very long family adventure and were able to share some of the highs and lows of a trip like this. The idea for family travels started years ago during an especially snowing winter in Boston where they were living. Life was good...good jobs, nice home, kids were happy, but something told them deep down that they could be doing more. See more. Live a more broad life instead of a narrow one. So what started with an email to a spouse about a "crazy adventure idea" has turned into years of travel with the kiddos while they were young and plans to travel again in the future. On the show they talk about how they managed to quickly went from the "idea" to traveling, working on the road, realistically what it's like to sightsee with toddlers and a good reminder that not all traveling is rainbows and unicorns :)

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123- The Passport Kids Today on the show we have Nicole from the website The Passport Kids.We were grateful for the chance to talk to her before they head out on their one year adventure. Based out of Canada, this family sees as much as they can as often as they can, close to home. But decided they wanted to do something bigger. So after a year of preparing and planning they are about to embark in their adventure this summer! Nicole shares a little about the process of getting ready to leave and also how she planned for the trip - accommodations, transportation and the financial side of things. Make sure to listen to the episode to hear more!

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122- Ventilly Today on the show we have Frances from Sailing Vessel Ventilly. We had the chance to connect with her while they were UNDER SAIL! :) How fun! About 5 years ago Frances and her husband Matt, started getting excited about the idea of living on a sailboat after a vacation, chartering a boat, in the Caribbean with some friends. When they arrived back home they took a hard look at jobs, the house, and life in general and started the dreaming of someday taking an adventure with their family when the kids were more grown. As part of the preparation stage, they realized they were throwing a lot of money into their older home so they sold their house and moved into a much smaller condo to help downsize and save extra for the trip. Listen to the full episode to hear about their experiences while learning to sail, where they've been and their adventures so far as a sailing family!

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Today on the show we have Nicole from the blog Family with Latitude. Their family of 4 is 2 months in to a 30 month travel adventure! They plan to travel to 30 countries in 30 months more or less. While currently in London, England, Nicole joined us today to talk about the planning of a trip this big and the adjustments they're making as they start out. Check out our website and interview for more info!

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120- WorldTowning Today on the show we have Jessica and Will from the website WorldTowning. They are currently living in southern France and have been full-time traveling for over three years. First in Guatemala then in Ecuador and now on the south of France. This family decided a long time ago that they wanted to travel while they worked and they have made that dream a reality. On the show they talk about why they chose to put their kids in the school in both South America and in France, and also where they are headed next when their time in France is up!

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119 - Raise Backpackers Today on the show we have Fiona from Raise Backpackers. She has traveled so much on her own before kids and now continues to see as much of the world as she can with her children. She recalls back in her teens when her love for traveling began on a trip to Malaysia. She remembers walking down the street in a foreign city and even though was scary she felt was excited and passionate about the unfamiliarity. Since then Fiona and her husband work to save money for their trips, by keeping travel a priority and don't get caught up trying to "keep up with the Jones'". Buying the latest or having the latest is something they forfeit as they choose to live more simply, while saving the money for traveling. There are lots of ways to save money while traveling. She talks about how cruises can be a cheaper way to do that. Considering that they are both your accommodation and food all in one price and if you live near a port, it will be even cheaper since you wouldn't have to pay for flights to the port city. Fiona has also found that buying cheap airline tickets based on the cost versus where you want to go is a great way to travel and see more while spending less. Some of these places may not be not on your bucket list but will let you travel more inexpensively. Also checking out AirB&B or staying in hostels or with relatives is also a good way to save money versus staying in a hotel. Fiona's advice for families who are considering family travel is just to go and DO IT! If you're nervous about spending the money to go internationally then you can always explore and see what you can where you are :)

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118- EntreFamily Today on the show we have Stephanie Langford from EntreFamily, currently in Guatemala to talk about how they got involved in family travel years ago and how it's changed to what they do now. Stephanie and her husband had the opportunity to spend a year in Japan as newlyweds which lit the fire under them for future world travel. After finding how they were pregnant and their year in Japan came to a close, they moved back home to Canada, knowing they would prepare for some future travel. Fast forward several years and during the ups and downs of starting their ownbusinesses and life in general. They began to dream of taking 1 year off and with all 5 kids, go live in a new country! As the plan began to grow, it turned into 4 countries in a year, then 10 and when all was said and done, they visited over 30+ countries in 1 year off!! Wow!! Now they have a home base in Canada and take about 3-4 months off and travel a couple countries at once. Preferring the slow paced, live-like-locals-feel verses such a fast paced travel. Stephane shares about the complete change it takes to go travel full time. It's stressful and chaotic and a lot all at once. It forces everyone to learn to live well with the people you love. No one every promised it was easy but what comes through that hardship and challenges is beautiful, strengthen relationships that have really bonded. At that point it becomes more fun, being together and experiencing life simultaneously.

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117- Keep Moving Fast Today on the show we have Adam Dailey from Keep Moving Fast to tell us about his family's adventure, taking 1 year off with 4 young kids as they set out to see the world. Adam says it struck him on a business trip that he was tired of traveling, especially without his family. So, inspired by the magazine in the back of the pocket of the plane, He decided to go all in and take one year off with his family. They used airline miles to purchase tickets almost around the globe, the big leaps anyways. The smaller, more local flights were cheap enough and they just paid for those as they needed them. With accommodation and food the whole trip tallied up to just under 100k for a year. Adam was amazed at how much they were able to see and where they could go on almost the same amount it cost to live at home.

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