This article first appeared on AJ’s Medium account.
More planes, trains, automobiles, boats, Ubers, Airbnbs than you can ever imagine.
And one extremely durable stroller.
We have found out first hand that traveling the world is not easy. So if you are looking to plan a trip across the world (especially with a child!) you have come to the right place. We will discuss how and why we decided to travel the world, how we planned the trip including finances, what we packed, bookings/reservations and so much more.
Hello, everyone! It’s AJ here, offering some thoughts on what goes into the planning of an eight-and-a-half-month trip. You may be wondering why I’m flying solo on this one, and the short answer is that I handled 99 percent of the planning for our family’s sabbatical. But don’t worry: Natasha will be writing a first-person post of her own, and it’s bound to be interesting!
People often ask us to tell them about the vacation we took in 2017—and we often offer a gentle correction: When you’re traveling for eight and a half months, that’s not a vacation. It’s a sabbatical. And the difference is more than just semantic. It represents a totally different state of mind.