Ever dream of quitting work, renting out the family home and taking off to explore the world long-term? It’s a step that plenty of parents would love to take but the thought of planning such a mammoth trip can be daunting – especially when it takes all your energy just to get the kids out the door.
With an infinite wealth of cat videos, celebrity pouts and awkward status updates at our fingertips, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd on social media.
Perhaps your experiences seem less melodramatic than this. But if you’ve spent any length of time living out of a backpack or a suitcase, there’s a fair chance you’ve chalked up one, some or perhaps many of a traveler’s classic rights of passage.
Best of round the world travel – Lonely Planet
Have you ever arrived at a hotel to discover that the ‘sea view’ room you fell head over heels for online doesn’t actually exist? Or examined a restaurant bill only to find it includes items that you never ordered?
It was only supposed to be a couple of days; time enough to check out the temple you’d read about, pick up some bargains in the market, and mosey around the town before you head off to the next stop on your travels.