Fast Forward to 2012.
Life had become pretty typical around our house. Good, but predictable. We needed something different. How about a trip around the world?! We were all in (it took a little coaxing with our teenager).
Our plan was in place for an uncharted, low-budget, high adventure backpacking trip. Our friends thought we were crazy, but we didn’t let that stop us.
Over nine months, our family set foot on six continents. We met incredible, brave, and brilliant people all around the world. We learned about magic and miracles, gratitude and unconditional love, and how to connect with people without having a common language. We learned to say YES more often and came home tighter than when we left, in spite of (or because of) sharing 10 x 10 rooms for most of the trip.
Our dream to travel around the world as a family seemed way out of reach. We took our leap and the results have been absolutely astounding.