Kevin Wagar and his son in Machu Picchu
Fishing hut in Finland under the Northern Lights
Kevin Wagar and his son in Iceland

Kevin Wagar

Freelance Travel Writer and Photographer

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Kevin Wagar is a multi-award winning travel writer and photographer who has built a reputation as one of the top travel experts focusing on family travel in the adventure, nature, and cultural spaces

Kevin has traveled to over 50 countries across 5 continents, chronicling his experiences and capturing vivid imagery of the cities, nature, and unique cultures that he has been blessed to discover along the way.

His sponsorships from local and international travel destinations, gear brands, and corporate sponsors have fueled his inner passion for adventure. 

Kevin launched his Wandering Wagars – Adventure Family Travel website in 2015. It has grown to one of the world’s leading adventure family travel brands and receives over 1.5 million visitors per year.

In 2018, Kevin co-founded the Toronto Blogger Collective to help share his expertise with the local content creator community. The group has grown to over 700 members across Central Ontario and regularly hosts press trips, courses, and creator gatherings.

Kevin partnered with fellow TBC founder Christopher Mitchell to launch Ultimate Ontario in 2018. This website launched to success promoting local travel in his home province. In 2020, the pair decided to do it once again with the launch of We Explore Canada, with a focus on travel through Canada. The website won the “Best Travel Website” award at the 2022 Travel Media Association of Canada Awards.

Kevin’s photography has garnered seven awards in the past three years from the Society of American Travel Writers and the Travel Media Association of Canada including a Gold in the Bill Muster Photo Awards People category.

Kevin’s work has been featured by The Lonely Planet, Canadian Traveller, Explore Magazine, Intrepid Travel, CBC, and more. He also runs the highly-engaged Family Travel Support Group on Facebook, which offers support to over 1,300 families interested in family travel experiences.


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young boy snorkeling next to a sea turtle in Hawaii

When Your Child Develops A Fear of the Water

Canadian Traveller Magazine

In 2018, my family boarded a flight from Shanghai, China, to Manila, Philippines. We were excited for an experience that would help my kids connect to their Filipino roots, meet my wife’s extended family and open our eyes to some of the most beautiful islands and beaches in existence. We weren’t expecting this trip to spark a fear that would shape our travels for the next two years.

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A sailboat races past a lighthouse in Thunder Bay Ontario

Sailing the Greatest Lake

Ultimate Ontario

The wind ripped through our hair as we gripped tightly to the side rails of ‘Frodo,’ our small but mighty cruiser. The wind on Lake Superior had pulled our sails taut as we raced under blue skies past the Thunder Bay lighthouse. The clear silhouette of ‘Nanabijou,’ the Sleeping Giant, was jutting out from the blue waters.

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Two boys standing on a sand dune in Peru

Why You Should Experience Adventure Family Travel

Canadian Traveller Magazine

There was a time when the thought of taking children to destinations such as Jordan, Peru, and Iceland would draw stares of disbelief. People would talk behind your back and question your sanity. But those days are gone. In fact, Family adventure vacations have exploded in popularity in recent years.

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A winding road through the fog along the Icelandic coast

How A Fork In The Road Taught Me To Let Go And Show The World To My Kids

Intrepid Travel Magazine

On the highway before me were options to turn left onto Route 66 and right Route 66. Since I was already on Route 66, it felt like I was in the Twilight Zone.

I could feel the tightness in my chest as panic took over my body. I hadn’t had an anxiety attack since high school, but here I was, just one day out from Las Vegas, on what was supposed to be mine and my girlfriend Christina’s first adventure.

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