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Jai is the fearless four year old explorer. Elijah is searching the cosmos for answers. Rian is finding inspiration in everyday objects. All three make up the Hedrick family.

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In a sea of several travel blogs, we hope ours floats to the top and helps you plan an enjoyable adventure.

Who says you have to be in your early 20's and without kids to explore the world? We are happy to prove them wrong.

A traveling family exploring one tack at a time.

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“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

February 9, 2018

The Hedrick family went to the beautiful country of Aotearoa/New Zealand. If you have seen any Lord of the Ring or Hobbit movies, then the landscape is just as it appears in the films. We traveled parts of the hilly North Island and the mountainous South Island, even t...

January 29, 2018

Meet Angel from New Zealand; a Māmā and Māori Liason. She is passionate about her island cultures & all things pertaining to it.

January 28, 2018

In the middle of our 6-week tour of New Zealand we did a Workaway exchange program in Akaroa with the good people at the Onuku Farm Hostel. We spent three weeks on their grounds hiking, dolphin watching and taking in gorgeous views of the Akaroa Harbor and surrounding...

January 14, 2018

During our trip we thought that it would be important to take a break from the hustle and bustle of traveling and just relax. Our time in Rarotonga, Cook Island was just that. We spent everyday playing on the beach, finding sea life and hanging out as a family. We got...

January 14, 2018

We took a scenic two-week trip up the east coast of Australia. Sydney to Brisbane and back to Sydney allowed us to see numerous beaches, a few lighthouses and a hill full of Kangaroos. Jai got to see another Dinosaur exhibit at the Queensland Science Museum and meet ma...

December 10, 2017

Meet Lucy from Australia, who describes herself as: "A clumsy traveller who takes pleasure in the quirky differences and the kindness of strangers. My favorite things about traveling are, including above, the food, the local liquor, the locals and their stories an...

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