Travel has been a part of my life for a really long time. Childhood summers were road trips up the coast, caravan parks, campgrounds, sunscreen, mozzie repellent and bodysurfing.
Then, when Ben and I graduated uni we set off on a year-long trip around the world. We travelled through the States, Canada, Europe and SE Asia before coming home and pretending to be adults for a while. But the itchy feet never went away and we still love travel – any way we can get it.
That’s why this week’s episode was such a joy to me, because I get to talk all things travel with Tsh Oxenreider, who has just returned home after a year-long round the world trip with her husband and 3 kids.
We chat about the different types of long-term travel – both slow travel and ‘hurry up and see all the sights’ travel – as well as how to make it work with a family. We look at packing, toys and the things that surprised her most about being on the road for such a long time, and we also talk about the different parenting styles they encountered along the way.
Honestly, this episode gave Ben and I a big dose of itchy feet, so be warned that you may just find yourself perusing airline deals later today. (Not that we did anything of the sort, of course. Ahem.)
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In This Episode You’ll Hear About:
- The reasons behind Tsh and Kyle’s big trip
- How long it took them to prepare for a year-long round the world trip
- Western cultures, our abundance of choice and how that differs in other societies
- The loss of paper maps and why travelling without a phone is more fun
- Why Tsh believes you’re never going to be ready for a trip like this – instead just plan, prepare and jump!
Things to Check Out After Today’s Episode:
- The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz
- The Art of Simple
- The Art of Simple Travel
- Social: @tsh | Facebook
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