Six continents in ten months! For much of 2014 and 2015, I shared a family sabbatical with my wife, son, and daughter. As we journeyed around the world, I learned that I am at home while traveling.
One day, months into our round-the-world trip, our daughter asked, “Mom and Dad, where is our home?” My wife replied, “Home is wherever we are together.” I added, “So, we are at home traveling.”
During Summer 2019, just before our son left for college, we took another round-the-world trip. This one was shorter — six weeks rather than ten months — but it also was filled with adventures, challenges, wonderful people, and life-changing experiences.
I love traveling because I am open to new experiences, new people, new possibilities. When traveling, I pay attention more carefully and live more intentionally.
Now, I am at home. My attention has been focused on generating income and supporting an active family at school events, sports games, and community activities. My posts have slowed — stopped, actually — but my thoughts about traveling have continued.
Although our round-the-world trips are over (for now, at least!), I want to live like I do when traveling: fully alive, attentive to experiences, and open to people.
I live in a beautiful part of the world: The Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida. In this blog, I describe experiences and lessons I am learning while I am at home traveling.