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 was 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 with that year now firmly under our belt, we’re happy to report we’re still huge advocates of traveling early with children. So much so, we can honestly say our goal now is for more. Whether it be South America, Southeast Asia, a weekend away to Adelaide or a full day across the road on the beach, is irrelevant.
Adventure is all around. Especially for those willing to look for it.
Because, at the end of the day, life is all too short and, as such, 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.
- Heading Home the Long, Hard Way While we didn’t know all the facts and figures at the time, one year of travel involving a little over 40 substantial bus rides had educated us to the fact that the distance betweenRead More »
- Topping Out…In Style Palomino, Colombia. The last hurrah, it was inevitable. The end had come. The end of the road or, at least, the end of our northerly trek. The part of the trip where the old adage saying,Read More »
- 11 Reasons Cruising Sailors Make the Best Travellers We’d meet the cruising sailors on the beach in Taganga, Colombia. Not exactly ON the beach, but in the water; literally, in the water. They’d been keeping tabs as Kaia, with herRead More »
- Day Hikes and Alleged Waterfalls in Minca, Colombia It didn’t seem possible but after nearly five full months of quality beach time, it appeared we were in need of a reprieve. As in, a break from the beach. Technically, IRead More »
- (Not Exactly) A Day at the Beach There are plenty of reasons for considering Cartagena’s Rosario Islands day trip. For us, it simply came down to the fact the series of 27 tiny islands located 35 km from the enchantedRead More »