I can’t think of a better way to embrace every moment of life then to spend it enjoying travel with family and friends. During the first five years of our marriage (when we were just waiting for our family to begin 😉), Ben and I spent every holiday and graduate school break traveling the world. We knocked off 46 states together and countless countries in Europe, North America, & South America. We encouraged our families to join us on cruises rather than buy presents, and tried to travel to see family and friends as much as our schedules (and finances) allowed.
When God finally blessed us with children, we determined that we would spend as much time showing them the world as we could. We didn’t let brain cancer and treatment schedules get in the way of that travel, and were able to knock off every state on the East Coast with our kids before he passed away. The summer he separated from the military, we spent two months on the road, exposing our children to as many new and exciting places as we could in an effort to making lasting memories.
I took a break from travel outside of visiting family and friends for about a year. Making the nine hour trek from home to visit family in North Carolina with three kids five and under was enough for me for a little while, but road trips to Texas and Maine the summer after losing Ben put the travel itch back in me and we haven’t stopped since! My kids love to travel. We embrace long trips (even though they still ask why I won’t drive through the night) and we love getting to travel with our best friends!
Travel brings us so much joy and whether it be Disney, or staying with friends and family, we embrace every moment of these adventures that bring us closer together and allow for us to truly enjoy every moment! Before our national pandemic I had friends request that I share some travel tips, and about how I plan and pay for our trips, and I am finally getting around to posting some of what I put together! I hope you will enjoy hearing about some of the adventures we have been on the past few years and the adventures to come!