Prince Edward Island: Red Sands & New Friends

I’ve been experimenting with past and present tenses when I write down my memories. I always find it more exciting to write in the present tense, but you’ll notice my latest posts mixed tenses. That’s because it seems odd to me in some cases to use present tense when describing things that happened in the past. But mixing verb tenses can also be distracting to the reader.

On this post, I’m writing everything in present tense. I would love feedback on my writing. Do you prefer past tense, present tense, or a mix of the two? Is mixing the two tenses too odd? Does writing completely in present tense seem to not fit with past experiences? Please let me know in the comments 🙂 And now for the post about our wonderful time in Prince Edward Island.

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Canadian East Coast: Friendly & Beautiful

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

The water sparkles like a million jewels as the sun shines down on the Atlantic, and as I look on, I know that the beauty and wonder of the ocean will never cease to amaze me. I am Vó Zilah’s granddaughter, and at the risk of quoting a famous Disney movie, the ocean… “it calls me.”

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Nomad Families to Follow

We are truly enjoying our nomad lifestyle so far.

I love life on the road; it feels like home to me. I’ve always enjoyed travel and adventure, and after turning our first dream into a goal and accomplishing it, it was that much easier to make other dreams into reality.

Some families certainly inspired us along the way. Whether they’re temporarily or permanently nomadic, here are a few families that inspire us to fulfill our travel dreams. Check out their blogs; you won’t be disappointed.

nomad families to follow, www.marianamcdougall.com, photo of sunset and a father with a child on the beach

1. World Travel Family

https://worldtravelfamily.com/

I’ve followed this family for a while, and I love the tips they share about the travelling life with kids. They’ve been travelling the world by plane for many years, and I especially love the way they showhe road can actually be much cheaper than staying at home.

2. Crazy Family Adventure

www.crazyfamilyadventure.com

I love this family and their RV’ing adventure. They share lots of awesome reviews about the places they visit, as well as tips on how to build  a bridge business before making your blog your main income earner. I’ve learned a lot from them, and I think you’ll love their blog.

3. 4NutsinaShell

I love the pictures & inspirational quotes this family shares on Instagram. They also vlog on Youtube @4NutsinaShelll, but as my data is running out very quickly these days, I haven’t watched their videos. Getting plenty of inspiration from what they share on IG, though 🙂

4. The Dirt Bag Baby

Another family I follow on Instagram is TheDirtBagBaby. These awesome adventurers set off on the Apalachian Trail when their baby was just 1 year old, and through-hiked. Then they set off on a mountain bike adventure. They’re well worth following for family adventure inspiration.

5. Live Family Travel

www.livefamilytravel.com/

If you can think of a type of family travel, this family’s done it. They share tips about how to travel and work remotely, how to take a sabbatical, how to allow children to attend school in different countries, and more. If homeschooling isn’t for you, but you still want to travel with your kids on a regular basis, the tips this family offers will give you a glimpse of what’s possible.

Do you recommend any other family travel blogs? Let me know in the comments! Feel free to add your own 🙂

Exploring Canada’s National Parks & Historic Sites!

Our time in New Brunswick was short, but really memorable.

Back in Quebec, we decided to purchase a Discovery Pass, and I’m really glad we did. The Discovery Pass grants you entry to all of Canada’s National Parks and several historic sites, so it’s totally worth it if you plan on visiting more than 2 or 3 of these places in a year. The pass is for 12 months, so it’ll last us until next year, which is great.

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Quebec, NB, and learning history!

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

I incorrectly said in a previous post that we had spent the evening of Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 in Percé. We actually spent that night in Riviére-au-Renard. After a lovely sleep with a gorgeous free view, we headed out to Forillon National Park.

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Beautiful Quebec: pine trees, mountains, and the majestic St. Lawrence

Visiting beautiful Quebec, and (sort of) learning a little French

Quebec is a truly beautiful province. But I’m being reminded of just how little French I know while travelling here. I do know enough to get by. I can say:

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The Brockville Tunnel & More: Adventure Day 1 :)

We moved out of our house officially on August 21st, and stayed at United Empire Loyalist Campground for a few days. The campground is all right, but the swimming isn’t great. The water is pretty “swampy,” and M-girl got a leech on her foot. Initially we thought it was a tick, so we used a pair of tweezers to get it out, only to realize it was actually a leech. Well, no real harm done. The campground was quite large, and there were 3 playgrounds of different sizes. We had a campfire one night and the kids enjoyed that.

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Family RV Adventure Announcement!

Anyone who’s known me for more than about 5 minutes knows that I’m not a homebody. Travelling is my thing, and being in the same house for the last 8 years is starting to feel a little… suffocating. Who am I kidding? It’s felt that way for the last 5 or so years. If you’ve met my family, you know that family adventure travel is also our thing. And though we had a blast on our bicycles in 2016, our next adventure will be a Family RV Adventure! And a BIG one, too 🙂

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