Travel is an enormous part of my life. I’ve been traveling with my family since I was born, solo since I was 15 years old, and now again with my family.
My husband Mikey and I are both third culture kids. That means that we were both raised in cultures other than our parent’s own.
My parents are from the Berkeley, California area; Mikey’s mom is from Vietnam and his dad is from Wisconsin. Mikey was raised by his stepdad – the French Consul – and his mom, moving every 4 years with the diplomatic residence. I was raised as a Baha’i missionary.
I grew up in Fiji, Hawaii, Japan, Taiwan, and lived in Macau and China. Mikey grew up in Bangladesh, Ghana, New Zealand, France, the Philippines. We are accustomed the culture of moving and traveling, both of us speak languages other than English (- Mikey speaks Spanish and French; I speak Japanese and some Chinese).
We are on the move a lot with our kids, either for short trip or longer ones.
I'd love for this blog to inspire more families and especially families with disabilities to travel more.
I’ve met a lot of people with disabilities who think that travel is not for them, for whatever reason. Access, cost, fear of the unknown or other reasons, all valid. I’ve never had much money yet in my life, and yet I’ve always made travel happen. There are ways to do it on a dime; I hope to share those with you.
Access is real, and a cause for awareness but not to not do it. It’s the same for travel with kids – there are real things you need to think about and prepare for, but of course you should go!
I hope these posts inspire other moms with disabilities to take their kids off and out, the same for anyone else who has a disability. I’d love to help you with ideas or resources if I can – please email me if you need some pointers.
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