That’s the message you need to take from this week’s episode: no excuses!
Here’s a family who didn’t wait for years off, the best equipment, the best timing, or the most experience. They just saw an opportunity, and took it.
Listen as Mariana tells us about her bike adventures of 400 miles across Canada to visit family and how her and husband took 3 kids, ages: 2,4, & 6 along for the ride.
She dives into how they prepared (less than you think!) and some great lessons learned from “under-preparing” It’s full of fantastic stories! What a boost of confidence for these kids as they’ve already tackled something huge!
A big takeaway from the interview was the valuable resource of opportunities, and the importance of not having regrets.
We also chatted about:
Couch Surfing; A site for travelers and for travelers. A great way to meet people and keep travel dreams alive!
Warm Showers – Another great site set up specifically for bike travelers for free camping accommodations, and awesome connections.
Mariana’s Facebook Group: “Out-of-the-box Families” A resource for families doing anything unusual.
Mariana’s Website: Mariana McDougall More photos of this trip and plans for the next one :)
Family Travel Reminder:
There is no right or wrong way to do family travel. If you are passionate about taking a trip with your family, the best thing is to DO IT! Listen to that little voice inside your head telling you this is the right thing. Make it happen! Listen to this podcast and start building your plan today!
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