You Won’t Remember This: Travel with Babies

Adventurous Parents

I recently received an email announcing that You Won’t Remember This: Travel with Babies had been published! This book, edited by Sandy Bennett-Haber over in Scotland, has been a major work in progress. But that’s how these things roll when you’re working to accomplish a behemoth task with kids in tow (good on you, Sandy!).

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The book includes twenty stories from writers around the world, including one I wrote about our first two days in New Zealand when we embarked on our 70-day journey through the South Pacific. I called the chapter “Finding Our Bearings on the Banks Peninsula” since it was based largely on a post I wrote here on this website back in 2014.

Here’s an excerpt!  

The room is finally quiet. Cries have subsided and transitioned to the soft, rhythmic whistle of a baby soundly sleeping. I can’t tell if my husband, Paul, is asleep on…

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New E-Guides Available for Adventurous Parents

I’m excited to announce that I now have two e-guides available for adventurous parents, Adventure Travel with a Baby: 40+ Tips and Insights and Essential Gear for Travelling with a Baby (a handy checklist for packing!). Versions of these articles are available on adventurousparents.com (see below), but if you want to full version, you can now download it for a small price. Newsletter subscribers can receive them free! Check out details below.

e-guides:

e-guideAdventure Travel with a Baby: 40+ Tips and Insights

Buy it here!

Description: Adventure travel takes on a whole new meaning when you add a baby to the mix! After 20+ flights and four countries with a baby, outdoor, travel and adventure writer, Meghan J. Ward, has compiled her best tips for globetrotting as a young family. 

A condensed version is available on the blog here.

e-guideEssential Gear for Travelling with a Baby

Buy it here! 

Description: Gear doesn’t make the world go ’round, but having the right gear on-hand can sure make your life, and travels, a lot easier! If you’re bringing a baby along, refer to this checklist compiled by outdoor, travel and adventure writer, Meghan J. Ward, with her recommendations for the best gear for adventure travel. 

A version is available on the blog here. For the handy-dandy checklist (perfect for packing!) you’ll have to download it.

Please note that e-guides contain affiliate links. By clicking on them you say “thank you” to Meghan J. Ward by providing a small commission from your purchases.

New Publication: Roughing It…Sorta

Parks Canada oTENTikLast summer I had the opportunity to check out Parks Canada’s new oTENTiks at Two Jack Lake in Banff National Park with my husband and 5-month old. As part of an assignment for Avenue Calgary, we spent the night in one of these A-frame cabins and enjoyed an absolute downpour and thunderstorm (and rainbow to follow!) from the comfort of a shelter. My article includes information about both the oTENTiks and Alpine Club of Canada hut system.

Read Roughing It…Sorta in the June issue of Avenue Magazine

New Publication: Women’s Adventure Magazine (.com)

A number of years ago I attended an outdoor writing conference in Boulder, Colorado, hosted by Women’s Adventure Magazine. This conference was my first real exposure to this magazine, and ever since I’ve had it on my radar to contribute to it at some point. Their female-specific content is very refreshing in the realm of outdoor publications, which I find are generally quite male-dominated. The magazine allows women to be inspired by stories about other women and to tap into interests that ultimately need to be catered to the female experience.

Recently, I connected with their online editor, Susan, and am excited to announce that I will be blogging from time to time for Women’s Adventure Magazine. While I still have my eyes on the print magazine and would love to contribute there at some point as well, the website will be another great outlet for my words and ideas around adventuring as a woman.

You can read my first post here! The Adventures in Parenthood: Counting Down the Days.

My author archive is here: http://www.womensadventuremagazine.com/author/meghan/.

New Publication: Iron Deficiency

Screen Shot 2013-02-06 at 11.32.31 AMOutdoor, travel, adventure…if I could add one more area that I am truly passionate about, it’s wellness. Some of you know that for the past two years I have been involved in the launch of a healthy living website for Canadians called tuja wellness. I have contributed as an editor, writer and marketing lead and this project has been one of the most gratifying for me thus far.

Working on a project that is inspiring Canadians to make healthier choices has encouraged me to keep pursuing my own wellness journey and has educated me on many aspects of healthy living I had not ever considered before. I would generally consider myself to be a healthy person, but there is always opportunity to grow. tuja wellness gives people the tools they need to keep growing and learning.

In my latest piece for tuja wellness, Get Your Iron, Girl: Preventing Deficiency, I didn’t delve into my own personal story, but it is what ultimately inspired the piece. A few winters ago, I was really struggling with low energy. I would head out ski touring and feel unusually wiped. Each stride was a struggle for weeks on end and I began to feel really discouraged. I finally went to the doctor and discovered my iron levels were rock-bottom. This is a really common issue, especially amongst women, and I decided to do a little bit of digging. So I called on my friend, holistic nutritionist Samantha Peris, of nu roots nutrition, and put together an interview.

You can read the article here and also view my author archive to see other posts I’ve written.

Thanks for tuning in!