Staying in Vannes with family was a treat. They took care of us, which included hospital visits and we were able to have lots of lazy days at home or roaming to the village.
Guillaume gave us the ultimate gift while we stayed with him and Geeta in Lyon: sharing his family with us.
Guillaume and Geeta are inspirational greenies. If I hadn’t lived with them for those few days I would’nt have known how easy it can be to play our part.
Highlights of the beautiful city of Lyon
Rentable bikes were very popular and police officers would wave as they drove past if they saw Lui pointing at them.
We came here to see a good friend. We didn’t realise we would also be seeing a beautiful city.
Our kids had been looking forward to this part of our family sabbatical the most – seeing their cousins.
Our kids wanted to play in snow so their uncle and aunt went out of their way to make it happen.
We had the opportunity to go to a Fasching parade in a town close to Memmingen which was unlike any parade I’ve ever experienced.
Months into our family travels, we have different reasons for choosing different destinations. The reason we went to the scenic province of Bavaria was to see this beautiful family, in fact, they were our number one reason for travelling to Europe.
Vehicles we spotted in Bavaria on our family sabbatical.
As part of our family sabbatical, we’d planned to fly directly from Costa Rica to Germany, using London only as a stop-over because it is such a cheap hub to connect you to anywhere in Europe.
Our family’s whirlwind two day trip in London after crossing the Atlantic
Not all of our family transit-stories are this exciting but we decided this one deserved special attention because of how it started.
There is such a variety of wildlife and it’s so easy to spot in Costa Rica that I felt like I was part of an Animal Planet documentary. We saw squirrels, timid iguanas, a cheeky monkey ,a massive spider and howler monkeys.
We enjoyed three nights of idyllic tropical beach life in a hotel that was literally on the beach of Samara.
There was no guilt when we ditched the kids in the middle of this magical forest.
It’s not often that we split into two groups but for this activity it was necessary: Lui would not be allowed to go on a one kilometre flying fox.
If we were not on a tight budget I wouldn’t have stayed in this hostel and I would’ve completely missed this beautiful experience
As part of our family sabbatical in Costa Rica we decided to spend a week in La Fortuna. I loved our Airbnb here so much I wish we had stayed there at least a month.
The dormant volcano of Irazu near San Jose was our first wildlife experience in Costa Rica
This garden is well worth taking the kids. There are a wide variety of animals to see and they will enjoy the cool walk of the waterfall.
The beautiful Central American country that boasts wildlife, cloud forests, beaches and a laid back lifestyle. I fell in love with Costa Rica. If my kids were ok with it, I wold move the whole family here.
Vehicles we saw on our family sabbatical in Costa Rica
One thing we noticed acutely in Costa Rica was how inspirational each environment was.
Costa Rica is filled with wildlife and it’s so easy to spot animals, reptiles and birds that you don’t see outside of Central America.
A month in Cancun taught us a lot about the place. Here’s our family’s glimpse.
Tulum is known for its beautiful beach, hippie culture and stunning cenotes. This is our family’s day trip from Cancun to Tulum.
Caye Calker’s appeal is more than great snorkelling. Our whole family loved this place. Here’s why.
Caye Caulker is a Caribbean island in Belize. It’s known for great snorkelling because of it’s proximity to marine reserves along the Mesoamerican Reef. It is also known for being an idyllic haven to chill with the family.
Our Glimpse of Caye Caulker
Important facts about Cancun to Caye Caulker along with the highs and lows of doing the big trip with the fanau.