We are an Australian family of four, Scott, Skye, Ari and Tess.
This is just our travel diary!
Scott traded 2 years of primary school for overseas travel as a kid, doing school by correspondence.
We took our first overseas trip together on our honeymoon in 1999 with 6 weeks in UK, France and Italy, including the Millennium NYE in Paris.
We did our first extended travel together over 9 months through 2005/2006 travelling to Hawaii, Puerto Rico, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Buenos Aires, Uruguay, Spain, France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Italy (we love Italy, we spent 3 months travelling from top to bottom including Sardinia and Sicily), and Japan.
Ari was born in 2008.
In 2009 we took Ari on his first overseas trip at 10 months old, with 2 months travel via Japan to the UK and drove a motorhome from Hull in England to Amsterdam by ferry, then through Belgium, France and Switzerland into Italy and down to Rome and came home via Singapore.
Just before Ari turned 2 we took him on another short overseas trip to Japan for 2 weeks, we hired a car and did a nice circuit from Tokyo to Lake Ashi, to Kyoto, up to the Izu Peninsular and back to Tokyo.
Unfortunately I did not start this blog until after the trips above. One day I would like to fill in some blanks with flashback posts.
Our daughter Tess was born in 2011. So then, as a family of 4, (with the kids at 1 and 3 years old) we took 6 month off for a round the world trip in 2012. That trip created life long memories for us, and we created this blog to save some of those memories for the kids. In 6 months we travelled through Hawaii, LA, New York, Montreal, Quebec, England, Belgium, France, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Austria, Germany, Dubai and Hong Kong.
We had a quest to find Santa at the North Pole for Christmas 2015 when the kids were 4 and 7, and did a 5 week trip through Japan, Helsinki, Rovaniemi, Copenhagen, Sweden, Portugal, London, Malaysia and Singapore.
In 2017 we did a 10 day trip to Japan to see Harry Potter World in Osaka.
Our next trip is back to see Santa, but taking a different route over about 8 weeks.