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.
- Top 5 Overland Touring Frequently Asked Questions & Travel Tips New Years is a special time. A time to reflect on not only where we’ve been but where we’re headed. To examine what we got right and what we could’veRead More »
- Another Christmas come and another Christmas gone. This one, probably the best Christmas ever, would be spent on the beach in Montanita, Ecuador with friends in from the U.S. to help us celebrate. Even without the arrival of friends toRead More »
- Appreciating the Road’s Many Gifts T’was the week before Christmas and all through the screen-less shanty, mosquitos buzzed the thick equatorial air in search of more gringo blood to feast on. It didn’t exactly have the ring of Major HenryRead More »
- Beach Livin'-Where Life is Really, Really Good Day four of seven here, all of 13 kilometers south of Zorritos, Peru with our family beach sabbatical along the Peruvian coast up to six weeks and counting. It’s been a very goodRead More »
- 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 »