Extended Travel: People really do it

Turned on the computer the other day and discovered that the wheel has already been invented.

I knew that I wasn’t the first person on the planet to decide that I wanted to take my kids on a trip around the world. In fact, some of what has allowed me to continue in this fateful pursuit is  knowing that there are others who have done it before me.( Deb Cummings and Ann Campbell , my fellow Canadians and TMAC members pop to mind.)

But last week I popped into Twitter and found one of my favourite blogging moms, Mara, (We met on a press trip to Atlantis earlier this year) writing about extended travel,  her dreams of doing it and her interactions with two moms  Victoria Wallop and Michelle Duffy who are about to. (Those moms are blogging too and I’ll be following along as they make their steps away from home for lessons we can use as well.)

Born to fly

Ready to go? Sometimes the push you need comes from an unexpected place

Mara’s Monday dream was a great post and a reminder that I don’t have to reinvent the wheel. More importantly it reminded me that despite the stress of planning and preparing for this trip, it’s doable.

And on an overcast Monday morning sometimes that’s exactly the sort of motivation you need.

Thanks ladies.

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Victoria August 16, 2010, 3:44 PM

Hi, thanks for the mention! It’s great when you come across other families planning the same thing. I’ve learnt loads from other blogs. Looking forward to reading yours.

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Heather August 16, 2010, 3:51 PM

My hope (and betting it’s yours too) is that I’ll be able to make life that much easier for others looking to do the same thing. We should definitely keep in touch.

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Tasha Watson August 16, 2010, 8:40 PM

You can doooooo eeet! Circa a movie that I can so not remember right now…
Keep the faith you will be just fine….

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Heather August 16, 2010, 8:45 PM

HA! It’s an Adam Sandler one.

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soultravelers3 September 3, 2010, 4:05 PM

We just entered our 5th year of an open ended, non-stop world tour as a family & have been blogging about it since before we left. You might want to check out our blog as we have more experience on extended travel family style. ;)

http://www.soultravelers3.com/

We also have a very popular soultravelers3 Youtube Channel with several of our travel videos that have gone viral ( which is very unusual in travel) that might be useful to you.

We’ve been to 32 countries, 4 continents & have traveled over 200, 000 miles ( most of it overland ) & are about to add another 10 countries and another continent.

My best advice is go slow and take more than a year. The world is big, there is so much to see & slow travel is more rewarding and much cheaper than fast travel.

( We have traveled & lived large on just 23 dollars a day …since 2006) .

Go 4 it, you will love the freedom & family bonding as much as the travel!

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Heather September 3, 2010, 4:31 PM

Soultravelers3 Thanks for the comments. I love that you’ve taken the slow go approach. Who knows what our year might blossom into. I’ll keep watching your site. Good luck on your continued travels.

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