Sunday 24 November 2013
On the eve of our big world adventure, we unveil our new travel blog! Tomorrow we fly to Panama--our first stop on a world tour that puts us on the road for 4 of the next 6 months.
First, the stats.
Three separate trips:
1. Starting tomorrow--Panama!
2. January - March: New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore
3. April - May: Turkey, Italy, France, England
Each of us will be traveling more than 64,000 miles--the equivalent of circling the earth 2.6 times! (That's a lot of goldfish crackers and potty breaks.)
For the past 8 years, we have dreamed of taking our family on an extended trip to see the world. Until now, work schedules, school, and family obligations have prevented us from realizing our dream.
Now is the perfect time. Henry is in his final year of homeschooling before he starts public high school. Pearl is young enough to miss school but mature enough to handle lengthy trips (we hope). And everyone in our extended family is healthy.
Some of you may wonder: Why Panama?
It is on Henry’s bucket list. To describe Henry as an avid young birder is not really doing him justice. Henry LIVES for birds. We will be spending the next two weeks slogging through the rainforests, western highlands, and Caribbean islands of Panama in search of the elusive Resplendent Quetzal!