• Logistics,  Travel

    The Check List for planning a Family Gap Year

    This plan of ours, to travel for one year with our 3 young daughters, is now less than 3 months away. For anyone considering something similar, with or without kids, here is a list of some of the big and not so big things to consider and start checking off. Some of them, are frogs (the tasks that need to be done but you don’t enjoy) …others,  like selling and donating the excess in your life are immensely rewarding. (see future post on travel insurance and another  on what we are watching/reading/listening to for inspiration). This is a paired down list without the sub categories needed for each task. For…

  • Family,  Stories,  Travel

    Our London Bucket List (circa 2009)

    Lisa was flicking through her journal that she keeps everytime she goes away and found this list the other day. (Sidepoint: Re Journals.  We have 10s of them, sitting in random places around the house, able to be picked at random and at will, the browse through and help support our memories and any reminiscing they feed – by the way, see our future blog post on why memories are not even close to the most important thing about travel). Lists are something we love to create when it comes to travel and experiences.  Lists set challenges and goals for us, and centre our actions.  I think we need to…

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    10 ways to be “on holiday” at home

    Saturday morning.  A great time to be alive.  Rest up from the week.  Or alternatively shut your eyes and imagine yourself on a beach somewhere warm, the perfect breeze, sound of macaws, smell of roti bread cooking at the little bakery next door to your little homestay. It doesn’t have to be like this. You don’t need to dream.  It’s not all or nothing. So here’s 10 ways to have the same feeling of enjoyment as being on holidays in your everyday. 1. Play some music. 2. Make a nice healthy breakfast – like a fruit salad. 3. Open your doors to the outside throughout the house. 4. Get up…