What is an optimist and what is a pessimist? While an optimist will always find a way of seeing the positive in a situation, a pessimist will find every reason possible for things to go wrong. A doom and gloomer. Optimism vs pessimism. Which are you? A little clue. Know that it’s normal to be a little of both. (more…)
This is an honest travelling family blog. Worts and all. Because I know that if you are considering travelling with your family – whatever age – you will have doubts that need to be addressed. You need answers, honest answers, not silly ancy pancy rubbish with pretty pictures.
Question: How can you afford to travel? This is the answer that people ask when we tell them that we are currently traveling the world with our two kids.
And no. We are not millionaires. Far from it! And neither are the traveller’s stories you are about to read.
Travelling is like getting pregnant. Only a lot more fun and you feel thinner. As is the case with an imminent birth, as soon as you announce to the world that you intend to pack a case and hit the road, people will take it upon themselves to give you plenty of tips for travel. (more…)
We have been travelling the world as a family for exactly ten months. Within that time we have visited endless countries and slept in beds, sheds, and in vehicles that I wasn’t sure we would come out of alive. I’m not going to go into the ins and outs of where we’ve been and what we have done, just know that our long-term travel lifestyle has been incredible; I feel as though we have been to the end of the earth on a cloud. If you want to know how to live a life of travel then I could write a book. (more…)
For God’s sake don’t let my teenagers see that I am writing a traveling with kids post. They’d be horrified to hear me referring to them as kids. They are 17 and 14. According to them, they are almost ready to collect their pensions. (more…)