(It only counts if you leave the airport)
"If we don't offer ourselves to the unknown, our senses dull. Our world becomes small and we lose our sense of wonder. Our eyes don't lift to the horizon; our ears don't hear the sounds around us. The edge is off our experience, and we pass our days in a routine that is both comfortable and limiting. We wake up one day and find that we have lost our dreams in order to protect our days. This is why we travel." -S. Ward Harrison
In some ways it feels like "TRAVEL" could completely sum up our life overseas. In one way or another it seems we're always doing it. When I look at photos or start talking about some of my experiences overseas it feels like I've seen and done much. "Maybe I could just stop now and go live a normal life?" I think sometimes.
But then that map up there is way too "unvisited." Africa and Oceania are completely blank (coming for you Kenya and New Zealand!) They're waiting.
Every place I've been I see something that resonates as a universal experience;
Mothers with children.
People going to work.
People being lazy.
The way things change at night.
Every single place is different too;
And in every spot I've found myself on this incredible world created by an amazing God, I've come away thankful. Thankful to know the new, thankful to have seen that, to have met them, to have come from where I come from, and even occasionally, thankful to leave!
So we travel. The kids travel. It's normal. They're pro's. They all flew before they could walk.
We've learned a thing or two about traveling and every trip, big or small, overnight plane ride or that section of town that just looks "foreign," makes us love it even more. We'll tell you about it best we can. The "how-to's," the traveling-with-kid-tips, and the adventures that are part and parcel of the whole travel gig. We hope you'll enjoy our stories, but more than that we hope it inspires you to go live some of your own.
Blogposts we've written about Travel:
Another Day in Germany
Mainz, Germany in a Day
Japan in a Day
Bali, Indonesia 2013
Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Bangkok in a Day (ish)