Have you been dreaming about taking time off – serious time – to travel? Are you considering a sabbatical abroad? Are you wondering whether being away from home is doable with a small child?
This website provides information, thoughts and help for those pondering these questions. We took a six month sabbatical and traveled not exactly around the world but quite far with our son who was 3 1/2 when we set out and turned 4 just before we returned (a bit more about us, if you are interested, can be found on the About Us page).
Everybody is different but we learned a lot of things while planning our sabbatical and traveling for six months with a small child and quite a bit in our travels since that can help others do the same.
Check out this webpage and decide whether a sabbatical is for you. A good place to start is this page: Sabbatical with a child
The question that came and comes up the most is “How could you afford this?” Here is some information about financing your sabbatical.
Lots and lots of information about planning a sabbatical is here ranging from how to pick a location, and how to find a place to stay to what to pack and – just as importantly – what to leave at home.
If you want my first and, unfiltered account from the sabbatical, you can find it in the blog I wrote while traveling, pictures from our adventure are in the photo galleries. I will add the blog posts and more pictures from the trip over time.
Our sabbatical was one of the highlights of our life. To this day, years later, we frequently speak about it and refer back to it. Our son has forgotten most of the details but they live on in the stories we tell him about it and his love of travel will hopefully be an enduring legacy of this trip.
Traveling with a small child for so long wasn’t always easy but we have never regretted one minute of it and would do it over in a heart-beat. We also believe that travel opens the mind and makes people more interested in and accepting of diversity. I hope this webpage inspires you to travel – and maybe even take a sabbatical.