In 2010, my husband and I took our two young boys (ages 8 and 10 at the time) on a two week trip to New Zealand. Neither of us had much international travel experience and we had never untaken such a big journey with our children. We ended up having a fabulous time and realized that our children were great travelers too. It was during this adventure that the seed was planted for a much bigger undertaking… a trip around the world!
My name is Lisa. My husband, Ray, and I are parents to two amazing boys – RJ (14) and Ty (13). Ray and I have been planning and saving and planning and saving some more and we are finally ready to set off on this trip of a lifetime. We plan to be travelling for 9 to 10 months starting in August 2015.
When we talk about the trip, we get asked many of the same questions:
- How can you afford that?
- What are you going to do about the kids’ school?
- Can you stand to be with each other 24/7 for that long?
- Are you really only taking a backpack?
Planning this trip has been an adventure in itself. I hope that through this blog, I can answer many of the common questions about a year-long family adventure, share the highs and lows of our experiences, and introduce you to the places we visit.
Why travel the world? Why not!