What do roadtrips and toffee have in common? In a word, memories, and I'm taken back to my youth when we head across the border for a quick family roadtrip. Whoever said you can't go home again obviously hasn't tried a Mack.
We've been writing this blog for a few years now and thought it was time you got to know us a bit more. So, without further ado, here are ten things you probably don't know about us and 10 you're probably glad you didn't.
Just another reason why I love to travel.
What makes one person decide to take a chance, and travel around the world for a year, while another decides to stay at home and forgo that opportunity? We take a look at Adam Shepard's new book, One Year Lived to get his take on life and travel while looking back at our own reasons for travel.
Where is home?
Is it a place? The house you grew up in? Where you keep your most treasured possessions?
Is it a country? Lines drawn on a map, forged by treaties and wars and negotiations?
Once, home was what I knew, what was familiar, what was nearby. The world was unknown, full of places I hadn't seen and unfamiliar people.
We've been on the road, off and on, for over ten years now. First as a couple hanging out in dodgy hostels and hanging off the back of tuk-tuks in Thailand, and now as a family with two little travelers leading the charge.
All those years have left an imprint: Home is a mosaic; a collection of places and people, tastes and sounds.
With a million possible places to see and visit, deciding on your next destination can sometimes be overwhelming. We've put off visiting certain places for far too long and are slowly coming to grips with the reality that our desire to see and explore everything the world has to offer isn't possible in one lifetime. We're conquering our travel paralysis and making plans. Here's a few tips for any of you in the same predicament...
After traveling extensively for the past ten years, I've learned a few things about myself and the world that I owe to a life on the road. This includes everything from the importance in choosing good footwear to how poorer countries tend to cherish their children more. In no particular order, here they are...