In this episode, we learn about Meghan J. Ward, a writer based in Banff, Canada, who is passionate about outdoor adventure and travel. Meghan is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and the author of Lights to Guide Me Home: A Journey Off the Beaten Track in Life, Love, Adventure, and Parenting.
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.
Meghan shares her journey as a writer, her love of travel, and how she balances parenting with her passion for exploration.
Meghan also provides practical advice for new moms who want to continue travelling and going on adventures with their children. We also learn about her current project, a documentary film about early 20th-century mountain explorer Mary Schäffer Warren. Finally, Meghan shares some words of advice for women who want to spend more time travelling and going on adventures.
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Who is Meghan
Being based in Banff, Canada
Having 2 daughters aged 4 and 10
Being a writer and releasing her first travel memoir
Her passion for travel and for being outside
Growing up in Ottawa, Canada
Her love of travel and where it came from
Being inspired by National Geographic Magazines
Meeting her husband, Paul in the summer of 2005
Starting a writing career after university
Being encouraged to pursue writing
Her writing process while travelling
Advice for new mums who have children and want to continue travelling and going on adventures
Practical pieces of advice for travelling with children
Travelling with children on planes
Travelling in a way which is good for the environment
Slower travel and making micro adjustments
Artists for Air - Brave travellers cleaning up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Raising awareness for carbon removal and carbon offsets
Working on a documentary film about 20th-century mountain explorer, Mary Schäffer Warren
Going on a road trip through the Baltic Nations
How to connect with Meghan
Final words of advice for women who want to spend more time travelling and going on adventure.
Documentary - www.wildflowersfilm.ca
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