From Nomad to Bald Dad in the proverbial 'Blink of an Eye', Journeys With Kaia is a testimonial to the fact life comes at you fast. Often when you least expect it, ESPECIALLY for two new, 40 something year old parents.
Growing up, the term 'mid-life crisis' had always conjured up images of gold chains and convertible sports cars. At least, in my impressionable imagination. How was I ever to guess my own would involve midnight feeds and sourcing biodegradable nappies?
Needless to say, it was all a big change. A change that opened our eyes to a sedentary lifestyle and, more importantly, to the realisation it really wasn’t necessary to wander the globe in order to get lost, or gain a sense of insight and perspective.
But then, I guess, old habits do die hard and there just wasn’t any escaping the fact insight and perspective from the road isn't such a bad thing, either. So with time before our daughter is scheduled to start school at our disposal, a year or more in South America as a family seemed as good an idea as any.
And we're happy to report, it still is; with each new day together on the road providing one more reminder that making memories that matter is what it's all about.
Memories that add to an ever increasing middle aged awareness that the distances we travel in life aren't always measured in miles or kilometers.
- The medieval Moroccan scholar and traveller, Ibn Battuta is credited with once saying, “Traveling, it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller” I’ve been thinking about ol’ Ibn recently since we hit the Peruvian coast back in Paracas.Read More »
- Celebrating a travelling Thanksgiving on the road isn’t always easy and this year would prove no exception. Holed up close to the beach in Huanchaco, Peru, there’d be no turkey dinner or trimmings. No special table cloth, place settings orRead More »
- The Mature, Level Headed & Productive Approach to Dealing with Clueless AirBnB Hosts “Son of a b..ch!” Such would be the sum total of my warm and fuzzy feelings five minutes after our arrival into Trujillo, Peru’s new and immaculateRead More »
- “What was our primary reason for making the decision to leave Australia for a year,” is a question we’ve received a fair few times over the past eight months now. And while our answer generally revolves around taking advantage ofRead More »
- If money were no object, getting to Machu Picchu with a child would be a simple, straightforward event. Pay your $120-$180 US dollars per person for your R/T Peru Rail ticket and board at Cusco for a 3.5 to 4Read More »