You Won’t Remember This: Travel with Babies

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!).


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 the bottom bunk. Desperately tired, I lay awake coming to grips with the fact that we are concluding the fi rst day of a 70-day adventure through the South Pacific. My thoughts are interrupted as the New Zealand skies over this eastern coastline unleash a hailstorm, and ice pellets pound the roof of our cabin. Surely the little one will wake up. She doesn’t, and I breathe a sigh of relief.

Exhausted and weary, I stare up at corrugated tiles on the ceiling, counting them as I think through the trip ahead. We have travelled this way before, filling trips to the brim with ambitious goals and jam-packed schedules that were borderline insane. We are seasoned travellers, right? As a couple we have hopped islands in the Caribbean, trekked in the Himalaya, and skied in the Arctic. Solo trips have taken us to adventure-filled destinations like Ethiopia, Vanuatu and Costa Rica.

As experienced travellers, our itinerary seemed full, but feasible: four countries, seventeen flights. . . only one baby.

To read more and order a copy of the book, go here.

Author: Meghan J. Ward

Meghan J. Ward is an outdoor, travel and adventure writer based in Banff, Canada, and a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Meghan has written several books, as well as produced content for films, anthologies, blogs and some of North America’s top outdoor, fitness and adventure publications. She has a forthcoming travel memoir (Fall 2022), to published by Rocky Mountain Books.

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