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How to take a trip around the world with kids: Step 1 – Dream it

Japan train station

Just the idea of planning a round-the-world trip can be daunting. I know. Eight months until we leave on ours and we’re still forehead – deep in the details. But even before we knew that we would make this trip a reality we dreamed about doing it. I’ve always been one of those people who pictured themselves somewhere as soon as a name was mentioned. Italy? There I was scarfing down pizza. South Africa? Drinking wine and looking out at Table Mountain. Thailand? Walking the markets and tasting the pad thai. Colorado? Zipping down the hills in a hip ski jacket. It doesn’t even matter that I can’t ski and dislike the cold. You name it. I can see myself there. The reality of the place was for another time; it is the idea of a place that has always fascinated. Long before I wrote about travel I did it. With my parents, with my friends, with my husband or on my own. And once I became a travel writer the lure of a world trip grew. When the dream began there were no children in it. I had visions of traipsing across the globe with Ish. Leaving cities on…

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