The first step
Every trip starts with a first step ..
… and here we go.
This blog is meant to be about travelling as a family, about adventures, challenges, good times and most likely not so good times as well, about time spent together, about things our eyes will see.
We are a french-german family of four, living near Paris and travelling is our thing. Always had been our thing. After planning countless trips for “later”, when we have “more time”, when the kids are “bigger”… it became more and more obvious, that “later” is not enough and too vague anyway.
Taking a year off to travel, that was always something other people would do, people without kids, people with less engagements, no mortgage to pay off.. short: people that I envied dearly.
And then it clicked. This kind of magical situation where thoughts are running and within minutes everything made sense, all questions answered.
I was so excited about it that I announced to my husband: “I have great news, we can take a year off in about 3 years and travel around the world”. He on the other side was so stressed and overwhelmed by the idea, that he could not even talk about it for 3 entire weeks. Well, to be fair, we never really discussed the possibility of a sabbatical or a world trip before. But we did then and one evening he said to me: We’re doing it, right?
So this blog is the first step of our big adventure.
Writing about it makes it real already!