Family Travel

Here’s to not “roughing it”

Tents. Bugs. Hostels with grungy teen neighbours who aren’t willing to spend money on soap.

File that under “things I’m not interested in.”

I’m not a “roughing it” kind of girl.

Never have been.

That doesn’t mean I need to stay in posh accomodations (why you got any?) but it does mean that it would take some real persuasion to get me out into the wild, communing with nature on a 24 hr basis.

I’m not a camper (a la tent) but I would do an RV and I love a good s’more.

I’ve got mixed feelings about zoos, love safaris and have no interest in sleeping out in an area where racoons or other critters might roam.

If it’s cold I’d prefer inside please. (Part of the reason for our round the world trip is to avoid winter altogether if possible.)

I also fully support roaring fires.

The Great OUtdoors

Beautiful view but sleeping on the ground? No thanks.

Ish and the boys? That’s another story. This summer they spent a few nights sleeping…wait for it….outside. Yup. Full on tent on the ground.

And if given the opportunity they will opt for outside over in, snow play over mug of hot chocolate and walking in the rain over staying warm and dry.

God love ’em. They like nature. And this could be a problem.

We’ve told the kids that they will have a say in how we spend our time on our family travel adventure . It’s important to us that they feel like they have some control over their lives since they will be so far away from their typical routines and comfort zones.

Cameron for one is already plotting – in hushed tones aimed at his brother’s ear. I can’t make out what they’re saying but they both almost always turn, look at me and giggle after.

Oy.

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