A Family RTW Travel Adventure (2008-2009)
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Halfway Home


About the time we left home last July, the Family Trippers (Ian, Anne, Rory and Roonagh) set out from the east coast of Scotland to travel the world.

I discovered their blog shortly before we left home, and have followed them closely ever since.

Our route took us south, then west. Theirs took them south, then east. Six months later our paths crossed in Sydney, Australia.

Ian noted: “It’s quite amazing really, to think that in July both families set off to travel round the world, and six months later here we are, halfway home.”

It’s a little odd meeting someone whose blog you’ve read for a while. I recognized them immediately, and instantly felt like I was spending the day with friends we hadn’t seen in a while.

During our afternoon together Ian and Anne prepped us for Asia, sharing tips and recommendations. We feel a lot more comfortable heading into the unknown with the map they provided us.

One of the unexpected pleasures of planning then taking a trip around the world has been the wonderful families we have met and the new friends we have made (in person and online).

Before we parted, I shared with Ian an idea that’s been in the back of my mind for a while: To organize a gathering of families who’ve taken (or are planning) round the world trips.

Definitely something to think about.

January 23, 2009   6 Comments

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