So when I set out to map out my 5 months of travel, it would be just the two of us, my daughter and myself. You see, I'm also a half-empty nester, and my eldest lives on his own now. If my son can get some time off work, he can join me in Australia for a few weeks.
I don't even know if there has been a "family vacation" we have taken that Ryan has been there for the entire duration. Often times our family vacations involve me planning them months in advance, and then we cross our fingers and hope that when Ryan gets his schedule a week before the month begins that he get his requested days. Usually he only gets part of the time off which means I'm on my own with the kids.
Here are some places we've vacations with Ryan there half the time.
|Checking out a local market in Barbados (2012)|
|Local Animal Sanctuary, Barbados (2012)|
|Kayaking in Cowichan Bay, British Columbia (2013)|
So needless to say, my 5 months of travel will involve Ryan only meeting us where he can. He will have a few weeks off and will meet us in Australia and then we'll head to New Zealand for 3 weeks. Fingers are crossed he'll get some more time off and meet us in some other locations.
Our destinations for the next 5 months include: