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The Golden Life Adventures Begin!  

  • By BnAJ Golden
  • 01 Aug, 2017

A little info about our family and what to expect in the months to come!

Do you ever dream of traveling the world? What about doing it with two small children in hopes to help raise worldly , caring, compassionate, empathetic human beings who will contribute to society and change the world?


Well, this has been our dream and we are making it come true! We have bought a 23 foot motor home to start on a 6 month journey from Edmonton, Canada, through the USA, Mexico and Central America. We are leaving for this journey on September 30th, 2017 and this will be the first of many world travels. And by the way, for all you carseat gurus like me, yes there are two shoulder belts with tether spots for forward facing carseats for when the kids get to go forward facing (yes my almost 5 year old is still rear facing!).

We have researched all the different vehicle options for accommodating us for six months in order to be safe, comfortable, fun, and have some comforts of home for the kids. We looked at conversion vans, minivans, truck and camper combos, our truck with a roof top tent, and motorhomes. Let me tell you that finding a vehicle that accommodates two car seats safely, provides comfort for all of us and places to sleep was very difficult! Most motorhomes only have one tether spot, if any! There are pros and cons to all types of vehicles. The cons with the motorhome are that it is wider than we hoped for, not 4×4, and it is not inconspicuous! But the pros are that the kids are safe, we have a separate bed from the kids, we have running water and a full bathroom, and it is comfortable! So the motorhome it was! Now we just need to name it and find a way to provide the kids (and is of course) with safe, clean water via a reverse osmosis filtration…any ideas any one?
Most people say to us “I wish I could do that,” or “man I envy you…I could never do that,” or “oh man that’s my dream!”  We make our dreams our reality and you can too with a little innovation and brain storming.
We are a family of four who love nothing more than spending time together, going on adventures, and traveling. We have traveled lots independently, together as a couple before kids and also with the kids. I, AJ am a RN working in a rural Emergency room and on the sidelines I run a Beachbody fitness company called Beaches and Dreams. My husband, B is a paramedic on a First Nations Reservation close to where we live and works full time, which consists of two 24 hour shifts in eight days! How amazing is that…it’s like we are already semi-retired! Our youngest, Felix, turns 3 in October and is full of zest, vitality, adventure, curiosity but always loves a good snuggle (or in his words “a nuggle”). Our oldest daughter ‘Anela just turned 5 and loves to travel, dance, sing, and learn!
Speaking of learning, we will be  adopting a form of home or should I say motor homeschooling while on the road.  ‘Anela is going into kindergarten and will be learning culture, language, geography, surfing etc while living in our motor home! And of course, Felix and the rest of us will learn right alongside her! We get so many different reviews about what we are doing with our kids and so many times people say “but what about school?” As if traditional school is the only way to learn. I am confident our kids will learn more on the road with us at their side experiencing life first hand than sitting in a classroom.
Our long term goal is to educate and inform other families about travel with kids, where to go, where not to go and the hidden treasures we find! Over the months of our travels we will be continuing writing about our life on the road and hope to have you follow our adventures and learn how rewarding and amazing travel with kids can be! Life isn’t over after kids by any stretch of the imagination, it is just starting!
By BnAJ Golden 12 Aug, 2017
As I sit here with just over 7 weeks until we leave on the trip of a lifetime, I am trying to coordinate get togethers and play dates with as many people as possible! But it seems near impossible!  With two months left here before we climb aboard our home on wheels and live in a small space, it seems like the list of things to do, people to see, and shifts to work is slightly daunting. But then I think about it and realize that all that matters is we have each other. That is pretty much our family motto. No matter where in the world we are, as long as we have each other (and favorite green blankie and puppy of course) we are always home. Our family is our home.

Of course I want to see all our friends and spend endless hours chatting, laughing, having some wine, and making amazing memories.   But in the end I know that no matter what, I will always have my bestie at my side. My lover, my partner in crime, my everything. And all we need is our family. Yes, yes I know we need money. We need to pay for our kids' RESP's, pay bills and have money to live and provide for our kiddos. That is a fact of life. But other than that, all the materialistic things (like our big TV, mountains of toys, and gadgets for the kitchen) are really inconsequential and unnecessary.
By BnAJ Golden 12 Aug, 2017

This blog was published on thebabyspot.ca.   http://thebabyspot.ca/5-recommendations-for-a-rv-trip-with-kids/

By BnAJ Golden 01 Aug, 2017
Do you ever dream of traveling the world? What about doing it with two small children in hopes to help raise worldly , caring, compassionate, empathetic human beings who will contribute to society and change the world?


Well, this has been our dream and we are making it come true! We have bought a 23 foot motor home to start on a 6 month journey from Edmonton, Canada, through the USA, Mexico and Central America. We are leaving for this journey on September 30th, 2017 and this will be the first of many world travels. And by the way, for all you carseat gurus like me, yes there are two shoulder belts with tether spots for forward facing carseats for when the kids get to go forward facing (yes my almost 5 year old is still rear facing!).

By BnAJ Golden 21 Jul, 2017
We have finally decided to take the plunge and add a blog to our site. We always wanted an easy way to share information with visitors and we're super excited to start this journey. Keep coming back to our site and check for updates right here on the blog.
By BnAJ Golden 21 Jul, 2017
Anyone can make one:
For better or worse, anyone can write a blog post about anything they want. Everyone has a voice and the best voices will rise to the top.

The writer can show their personality:
In blog posts, the writer has more leeway to add in their voice and personality than other types of writing.

Blogs are a great form of mass communication:
You can help people, learn new things, entertain your audience—the possibilities are endless and amazing. Blogging opens up all of these to a very wide audience.

You can make money:

Get the right blog going and you can make a lot of money through advertising and sponsored posts.

It allows people to craft better thoughts:
Instead of reading haphazard, uneducated Facebook statuses, it’s much better to see people’s thought process in a well-written blog post.

You can establish a community:
Blogging allows you to connect with other individuals who share the same interests. Sharing ideas and opinions within your community helps establish yourself as a thought leader.

Good for SEO:
Keeping content on your site fresh and relevant, you can use your blog to boost the search engine ranking (SEO) of your site and your business.

It brings people back to your site:

If your blog is strong enough and updated regularly, people will come back looking for more and bring traffic back to your site as well.

It’s free:
It costs you a grand total of zero dollars to post to the blog, so if you have something to say, there’s nothing to stop you.

You can establish yourself as a thought leader:

A blog is a great place for your original thoughts, and it can be a wonderful way to show off your individuality. If people like your ideas, you can become a thought leader in your industry!

What else do you love about blogs? Let me know!
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