Travel

A place to share our adventures and tips.

  • A #FordCanada Daddy-Daughter Getaway

    Daddy-Daughter Getaway: a #FordCanada ‘Go Further’ Roadtrip Originally posted and created by Dai “Coach Moose” Manuel Time, like an old friend at a luau, waves ‘Aloha‘ as she passes me by the fire pit in the night. As a father of two growing girls, and thanks to Facebook Memories, I’m reminded of this daily. Yup – we’re jumping for joy! #FordEdge daddy daughter getaway begins! Images of my daughters as babies and toddlers tweak me that a decade has evaporated right before me. So when Ford Canada invited me to test drive the new Ford Edge Titanium, I jumped at the opportunity to create some new, fun and exciting memories — and…

  • The Day it All Began and Then Some…Loud and Proud

    Have you ever finally said something you have internally been saying for ages, OUT LOUD? Do you remember your body heating up? Tears or goosebumps possibly? Maybe you were shaking with fear or vibrating with joy? That moment you asked for a raise at work. The time you asked your spouse to spend the rest of your lives together or possibly when you finally said goodbye to a toxic relationship. The announcement to your family and friends you are gay or quitting school to pursue your passion. You really did it. The internal dialogue had been released. It was out there. Hopefully you released it loud and proud, confident in…

  • Tips for Traveling with Kids (and Keeping Your Sanity)

    Repurposed from Christie’s original blog dated August 2013: There’s no question I adore travel. As a young child I recall getting excited every time we went anywhere. Whether it be piling a crew of us into the big jumbo jet van for a distant swim meet, packing our entire family up for a California road trip, or the odd airplane ride to Hawaii, I was always eager for the adventure ahead. And still am to this day! Fortunately my children have adopted my eagerness for travel. Little C & Little B are rockstar travel companions. They are great listeners, independent, polite, confident, well-behaved and patient. From an early age they…

  • 3 Steps to Leveraging Mobile Technology to Work & Live on the Road by Dai Manuel

    Originally posted on Dai “Coach Moose” Manuel What our typical #WLFMroadtrip offices look like 3 Steps for Leveraging Mobile Technology to Work and Live on the road Road tripping: A road trip is a long distance journey on the road. Typically, these long epic distances are traveled by automobile; especially RVs — or in our case, our faithful X5 diesel. As of December 2016, the “Moose” Manuel family have been on the road. We got rid of pretty much everything we owned, regulated our life to the contents of a few suitcases and have put ourselves on the road full-time. People often ask us ‘Why?’ we’ve embarked on this journey. The answer is…

  • 5 Road Trip Snacking Strategies

    5 Must Follow Road Trip Snacking Strategies Originally posted on Dai “Coach Moose” Manuel Roadtrips – we all love them! But for many of us they can be long, arduous and more specifically, notorious for being nutritionally challenged. Road trip snack? Heck I find reasons to drive anywhere when these are in the cooler. 😉 As someone who actually loves to drive, I love experiencing the journey while taking in the scenery, epic sights and listening to great tunes. For my family however, in particular my kids, I’ve realized that there’s a few pieces that need to be tended to if we want to make the trip fun and enjoyable. We need a few…