Traveling as a family has been the topic of a few conversations lately which is weird because Jason and I don’t have a family (well, we have family but we don’t have any children) . It’s come up though because people will say to me that I’m lucky to be able to do what I do because I don’t have a family…to which I say bullsh*t.
I believe that we are all capable of doing what we want BUT you have to be able to make sacrifices. You CAN travel the world with your kids but you can’t have it all.
This week I’ll introduce you to some families that have decided to make travel a priority and you can see that having children need not be a barrier to travel but can enhance it and be shared. They are all excellent resources for family travel and all contain a blogroll that will introduce you to even more traveling families.
Theodora and Z www.TravelsWithANineYearOld.com @mummy_t
@mummy_t and Z have been traveling for more than a year now and have extended their initial one year plan into a multi year adventure that is now seeing Z settle in to school on Bali. Like most traveling family blogs, TravelsWithANineYearOld is an honest look at what traveling with children is like. Her post this week, Back To School, caught my eye as a straightforward look at the practicalities and emotions involved in not only returning to school, but in returning to school in a foreign country.
The Vogel Family www.FamilyOnBikes.org @familyonbikes
I find this family extremely inspirational. On 08June2008 John, Nancy, Daryl and Davy left from the Arctic Circle in Northern Alaska and, if all goes well this weekend, they will arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina (the southern most town in South America) on Monday on their bicycles!!! They have pedaled every inch of the way from the tip of North America to the tip of South America. Unbelievable!
Their story didn’t start with this trip though; you can spend hours trolling their site reading about their past adventures as a family and learning how John and Nancy met which was indeed an adventure in and of itself!!
Congratulations to the Vogels as they reach the end of this journey!!
Michelle, Murph, BigB and CAM www.WanderMom.com @wandermom
This family is also no stranger to travel and their current RTW trip, which started in Sept 2010 is just their most recent GiantStep. Wandermom writes about all aspects of travel; from planning and packing, to schooling and other practical basics. Michelle literally wrote the book on Traveling With Kids so you know she has to be a great resource! Plus there are tons of links to other family travel resources. There is nothing but good advice and great stories here.
What about you? Who are you following this week?
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