The last couple of months have been a real blur, as we have been very busy with life as well as planning our epic 8 week European Summer Road Trip. It all started in April, with the great news that I was yet again an aunt! Yep, my baby sis had another baby and this time it was a little girl. I was so excited, I wanted to hop on a plan at that moment. I check airfares and found a round trip ticket to the States for just $585! I wanted to purchase the ticket at that moment, but something was holding me back.
The other day Anya was requesting that we have a traditional Christmas at home. She continued by explaining she wanted it to be cold, with snow, a big decorated Christmas tree, and loads of our family. While I know I’ve had plenty of Christmas experiences with all of that, I realized she hadn’t. We have experienced Christmas vacations “away” from our home for most of her life and only a couple of times with snow.
If you are a family that loves to travel, but doesn’t really like the “planning” part of the trip, this is for you. We have done our fair share of trip planning and we know how stressful it can be. When you are limited on time, it can be difficult to organize, prioritize and fit it all in. We were recently introduced to the concept of Travelove and immediately liked it. The concept of having a family friendly trip custom designed for you, was very appealing. We’ve decided to partner with them and that is why we can offer you 20% off any Travelove Trip! Read on to learn more about it.
We’ve all had them and after 3 years of travel I can tell you we have had more than our fair share. Yep it is the dreaded Travel Day! These can go smooth as silk or they can be a complete nightmare. We will share one of our recipes for disaster with you and then we will share some what we have learned along the way with our 7 Tips For A Pleasant Travel Day.
No matter where we travel, we usually wind up doing some driving. Heidi and I have the whole driving thing down to a science. I’m usually the driver, and she’s the navigator. We rarely get lost, and when we do, it’s more of a “controlled lost“. And even when we get really lost, it’s not all that stressful. Unless it’s late. Or we’re all hungry. Or tired.
As you know we spent one week in Bangkok Thailand. Of course since that was our first week in Thailand, we had to get used to the humidity, toilets and culture. Lars also stepped up to the plate and ate a scorpion on a stick; please check out the video! Following our time in Bangkok we envisioned a nice relaxing week or two at one of the islands in the Gulf of Thailand. The problem was, none of them were going to be a short journey from Bangkok.