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  1. Rachel
    July 30, 2017 @ 1:09 pm

    I have a theory that the last 25% of any trip is when you feel ready to go home, whether that trip is 3 weeks, 3 months (like we did earlier this year) of 6 months. After 75% of the trip is when you start dreaming of the comforts of home.

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    • Yashy
      July 31, 2017 @ 6:59 am

      You’re absolutely right! We’ve found that 10 days is the perfect amount of travel for us before we embarked on this trip and I think that holds true for us now too. Creature comforts are SO important.

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  2. Erin
    July 31, 2017 @ 6:58 am

    I can imagine not having to research everything would be nice for a change. Have you found anywhere you’d return to for a longer stretch? I’m sure that’s the last thing on your mind right now though.

    I felt the same way after we immigrated, there are times I just don’t want to do the Google Translate-search-expat forums-Google Maps dance ever ever again. Those days we stay at home and watch Netflix! I’ve read a few other families that have been travelling for long periods that there are just write-off days. I remember E said, a week or so after we first arrived, ‘I just don’t want any more New things.’

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    • Yashy
      July 31, 2017 @ 7:01 am

      awww. ” I don’t want any more New things” – bless!! Yes… we could see ourselves living in Berin, Amsterdam and Barcelona for sure…. of course it would all depend on the type of apartment we’d be able to afford! lol. We’re in Zagreb and this week is a total write-off… literally. We’ll be writing all week!!

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  3. karen
    July 31, 2017 @ 7:24 am

    I loved this. It was so amazing to see how you’ve been able to travel so much with kids as that is my husband’s greatest fear: that we become those boring people that stop doing everything we love because of kids. I hope that we’re the same in some years. 🙂

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    • Yashy
      July 31, 2017 @ 9:03 am

      Thank you! It was SO lovely hanging out with you both during our visit and when the time comes I KNOW you guys will continue to travel and explore the world with your little ones!!

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  4. Dawn
    July 31, 2017 @ 10:26 am

    Great post Yashy! We struggle with finding a balance between travel, living overseas and community at home in Canada so this post resonated with me. We just had a big dose of home life and it was so lovely but I had also left me so confused about what I want going forward.

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    • Yashy
      July 31, 2017 @ 3:22 pm

      I have heard that home life can be equally as challenging on the return from a long trip. I will be watching and supporting you guys to see what’s next for you! I’m thinking a 3 month annual summer stint might be what works best for us – but have to try that next summer and see!

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  5. Jenna D
    July 31, 2017 @ 2:50 pm

    We miss you all too. Lots of pros and cons of long term travel no doubt. Proud that you’ll be able to say you’ve done it and you’re all happy and healthy.

    We’ll see you when you get home. Super soon!

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  6. Dianne Sivulka
    July 31, 2017 @ 4:03 pm

    Great piece! I love the way you shared what you often hear with the reality of long term travel. What a wonderful experience for your family!

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    • Yashy
      July 31, 2017 @ 4:10 pm

      Thank you Dianne. As with everything in life there’s the good and the bad, right?

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  7. Ariana
    August 1, 2017 @ 8:30 am

    This is a great post!!! We’ve travelled a lot and sometimes it is not all that it is cracked up to be, so its nice to sometimes also read some honest stuff, that is not 100% positive.

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    • Yashy
      August 1, 2017 @ 8:53 am

      Yes… as amazing as travel is, there’s also the downsides and that’s true whether we have kids along, or not. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Lisa - FlipFlopGlobetrotters.com
    August 2, 2017 @ 3:59 pm

    It’s always great to read an honest piece about family travel! It’s definitely not all sunshine and rainbows, that’s for sure 🙂 We did a 10-month trip with our 17-month old 1,5 years ago and it was awesome, but challenging as well. We also traveled without any planning and I do recognise the stress of spending hours and hours researching your next destination and not being able to get any work done. Next time we’ll definitely try slow travel! Both of us didn’t have any desire to go back home again however (we had to because my mother in law is quite ill) and long to travel full time again with our son. Hopefully someday…. Enjoy the last month of your trip! Happy & safe travels!

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    • Yashy
      August 3, 2017 @ 5:05 am

      Sorry to hear about your MIL. I am curious to see how we adjust to life back home.. I think a 3 month annual travel stint with quick monthly trips in between may be the right balance for us. Let’s see!

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      • Lisa - FlipFlopGlobetrotters.com
        August 4, 2017 @ 10:26 am

        Three months of travel annually with some monthly trips in between sounds awesome! I hope you’ll find your balance soon!

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  9. Tanvi Rastogi
    August 4, 2017 @ 8:44 am

    Enjoyed reading your honest views and experiences of long term travel so far. I do not think I am made for it, but sounds like it could also be interested.

    ❥ tanvii.com

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  10. Kamana@socialandstyle
    August 4, 2017 @ 11:12 am

    Wow what a trip of a life time! Thank you for being so honest and sharing your journey

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  11. Lia
    August 6, 2017 @ 1:29 pm

    We are just coming off of a year-long trip WITHOUT kids and so much of this rang true for us! No matter how old you are, stability & routine are REALLY helpful, and something we sorely missed during our travels. We also missed having a comfy couch SO MUCH! That’s our 1st major purchase now that we’ve settled back into the real world 🙂

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