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.
- 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 »
- Finding the Fine Line Separating Caution from Fear Colombia, the last country of our trip. And from everything we’d heard from other travellers since we’ve been in South America, it stood to be a case of saving the best forRead More »
- Our Six Week Hiatus Complete, it’s Back in the Saddle to Life on the Road Our six week holiday within our holiday was, somehow, in the blink of an eye, behind us. We’d managed to take in a good smatteringRead More »
- Just over 180 years after Mr. Charles Darwin first put them on the map, the notion of visiting the Galapagos Islands on the cheap has become something of an oxymoron. At least, that is, like us, you’re on any sortRead More »