Category Before the GO

20 Reasons to Write a Personal Blog?

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. ― Dr. Seuss Unlike many travellers of this era, we travelled before the age of the internet. Yes, we wrote travel journals with a pen and paper. We remember posting post cards and international phone cards. […]

The Love Story

The Love Story In 2013, whilst embarking on our family gap year – The Sabretoothed Chickens Tour – we were 14 years married, 19 years together, parents of three wonderful boys, travelling for a year as a family – and still very much in love… Now we are back home but still enjoying family adventures both […]

Making an Initial Plan: Practical Stuff – Part 2/2

So you’ve got the dream and the right mindset. Now you need to start on the nitty-gritty of making your dream into a reality. Here are some things to consider. Travel Documents We got our passports in order. Don’t put it off. Do it now!  They last five to ten years so you will use […]

Making an Initial Plan: A Starting Point – Part 1/2

Many years back, we had a dream of a family gap year. We hope you share such a dream and that our experiences may help you bring that dream into reality. You can read more about the reasons in our first post – Here. You must first have a dream and believe in your dream […]

The Road Not Taken

Many years ago we started to dream of a year away, just our family. My husband, our three small boys and myself. This was not because we were unhappy with our lives and needed to get away, but simply because we valued our family and wanted to better appreciate what we had. We wanted firmer, […]

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