Passports or Pass with Kaylie and Taran

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Welcome back to our travel game show, Passports or Pass, 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

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

Happiness travels here, family travel expert, Kaylie is on for Passports or Pass

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

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.

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Passports or Pass with Kaylie and Taran of Happiness Travels Here


    1. I’m finding that it is getting easier as they get older as well, enjoy your adventures with your 5 year old.

  1. Great game! I love the fact that they don’t always have to travel with each other. My wife and I are they same way. There are times when I have to work and she goes on a trip without me. I think that solo travel is actually really great for a relationship.

  2. I thoroughly enjoyed your segment Passports or Pass. Nice idea.
    Germany is, I think a best option for families to settle and to explore Europe.

  3. 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!!

    1. 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!

  4. 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.

    1. 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.

  5. 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.

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