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|Where to go, what to do? Planning a family adventure can be a journey in itself - all that dreaming, discussing, researching, reserving, packing and perspiring - to create an experience everyone's up for and then make it happen. In this feature, Laural Ringler shares a little of what it's like for her family when they think ahead to summer.
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||This I Believe
the Schulz family used their 40 foot yacht 'Regina' as a second
home for several months of the year. But in 2005 they decided to move
in and make it their main residence and took off for a year at sea.
In this piece, written on the last leg of the voyage, Leon Shulz reflects
on their year out, the hopes and fears they had and those they realised,
the sacrifices made and rewards reaped and the prospect of creating
a different life to the one they left behind.
||Climbing aboard a bicycle to tour with your children can be a daunting thought, the reality can be challenging yet the rewards are beyond words. Nancy Sathre-Vogel took 12 months out with her husband John and 8 year old twins Davy and Daryl to cycle 9,300 miles around North America. Here, Nancy tries to put into words just why she does it and why she believes it's important.
go wild in Northland
cycling 4000km around New Zealand, British visitors Stuart Wickes
and Kirstie Pelling know all about magic moments.
Read about the magic of the final week of their tour, cycling, swimming,
kayaking and sand boarding in the Far North of New Zealand. Written
for and published in New Zealand's Wilderness
Magazine, October 2005.
long time land-lubbers, the idea of exploring the open seas was exciting
and nerve wracking; the prospect of learning to sail with toddlers
After a two day crash course Stuart Wickes and Kirstie Pelling were
let loose with toddlers and a charter yacht in New Zealand's Bay of
Islands. Written for and published in New Zealand's
Wilderness Magazine, February
with a laptop
a family adventure story but a story about how technology can shape
your family adventure. Travelling with a laptop can add a whole new
dimension to being on the road, as Kirstie Pelling discovered when
she found herself travelling with one she thought she didn't want.
Kirstie is a director of The Family Adventure Project.
needn't mean sitting at home waiting for the baby to drop. Taking
your pre-born on the road can add a whole new dimension to pregnancy,
as Kirstie Pelling discovered when she found herself pregnant six
weeks into a ten month active, round the world family adventure. Kirstie
is a director of The Family Adventure Project.
an adventure in parenting
independence by bicycle:
a journey through Denmark with my daughter
people a trip to the shops with toddlers is adventure enough. Adventuring
with little ones certainly presents its own challenges, including
the attitudes of people who tell you it's plain irresponsible. Here
Stuart Wickes and Kirstie Pelling recount their first tentative steps
in touring with toddlers and show how, with practice, all sorts of
things are possible.... whatever people say.
Angela Devas bought a trailer bike, packed her ageing camping gear
and took her six year old daughter, Catherine, on the road. Their
ride through Denmark was the start of a long journey they would make
together in life as they forged a new family unit. Read this story
of new beginnings written by Angela for the Family Adventure Project.
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A Honeymoon Adventure Story
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Family on a Bike became a family, Stuart and Kirstie had an adventure
or two on their honeymoon biking tour in South America. Not strictly
family adventure but it's where they first saw the possibilities and
literally conceived the Family on a Bike. This is where it all began!