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Passports or Pass with Kaylie and Taran

Welcome back to our travel game show, Passports or Pass, on Weekend Travel Inspiration, where we interview travel bloggers and travel experts from around the globe! This episode we delve into the intrepid minds of Kaylie and Taran, a family from New Zealand that has loved traveling all over Europe for the last four years while they have been living in Dresden, Germany. Kaylie runs the family travel blog, Happiness Travels Here, and highlights how to keep traveling with children of all ages

Kaylie and family.

Will Kaylie and Taran Pass our Travel Companion Game Show Test?

Happiness travels here, family travel expert, Kayli.

Four years ago, Taran followed his job and the family moved to Europe. At the time, their oldest was only three years old and his sister an infant. They have really taken advantage of the centrality of Germany by traveling to over 25 countries in that four years. They slowed down long enough for us to meet up with them and run them through the Passports or Pass challenge. Will they get their passports, or should it have been a pass?

Passports or Pass with Kaylie and Taran from HappinessTravelsHere

Kaylie and family in Germany.

When work gets in the way of Taran’s travel, Kaylie doesn’t stop. Often traveling alone with the children, their travels have taken them through Scandinavia, into Africa, around Iceland, and even to Cuba. If anyone knows the ins and outs of travel with kids, it’s Kaylie. Be sure and stop by their site to check it out.

Author Bio: Corinne Vail is a travel photographer, food lover, and a perpetual traveler who has been travel writing for over 14 years. For many years she lived overseas in Germany, Japan, Turkey, South Korea, and the Netherlands teaching the children of the US. military. She’s visited over 90 countries, and she’s not stopping anytime soon.

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Passports or Pass with Kaylie and Taran of Happiness Travels Here.

Kaylie | Happiness Travels Here|

Monday 19th of February 2018

Thanks for your comment Jithin, very kind of you.

Soul Drifters Travel (@soul_drifters)

Monday 12th of February 2018

What an amazing story! Just shows you what can be done, truly inspiring. What amazing adventures you guys have had, I believe travelling is the best education any kid can get.

Chris Behrsin

Thursday 8th of February 2018

What a great idea for a game show. Loved the interview and I'm going to have to check out which other bloggers you've interviewed on your YouTube channel. I'm genuinely curious who would get their passports.

Corinne Vail

Sunday 11th of February 2018

Chris, If you happen to be in the could be next!


Thursday 8th of February 2018

That's the biggest advantage of staying in the heart of Europe. Kaylie and Taran managed to explore over 25 countries in four years! Great interview and using the video mode really pushed it up several notches too.

Kaylie | Happiness Travels Here|

Monday 19th of February 2018

I still feel like there is still so much we haven't seen, Europe has been such an amazing base for us to travel from.


Wednesday 7th of February 2018

ha ha.... Loved the interview format. I would splurge on wine when I travel too, so I can relate. I admire that you travel with 2 kids and covered 70 countries between both of you. Kudos!!

Kaylie | Happiness Travels Here|

Monday 19th of February 2018

I was a bit nervous about the video but it was really great fun. Glad to hear I'm not the only one splurging on wine!