Quite often I’m asked how do I manage to travel and as of late, to write a blog, and at the same time also be a full-time mom of three. Well the answer to that question is that I have a very good and understanding husband, who also happens to work mostly from home, as a consultant for oil exploration companies. So basically the way that I manage to do all the things that I do, is by cheating, and relying on others to pickup the slack.
Being a mom and a traveler/blogger, is it possible?
My traveling isn’t really as frequent as I’d like it to be, or maybe I should say as it might appear to be to people who are reading this blog. Reason why I’m saying this is because I didn’t travel for quite the number of years. For the past 5 years of so I didn’t travel any further than my car could take me on a tank of gas, 🙂 .
Last trip that I took to Croatia, that I mentioned previously and which I will cover here on the website very soon, was actually the first bit of traveling that I was on in quite the number of years. Like I said, my husband showed mercy and took care of the kids for the three weeks that I spent in Europe. Now that he opened up my appetite again I think he’ll have to do that more often, what do you say Nick? 🙂 I already have a number of trips planned. When I’m not traveling, I “only” have to worry about the kids and writing for the website, “only”. I guess that does kinda make me a super mom. So that’s how I’m managing to be both a mom, and a blogger here. Any other moms out there? How are you managing to travel and blog?
Every traveler has a dream destination, someplace where they haven’t been but they hope to visit someday. Of course once that we visit that place, our dream destination changes, or we just add new ones when we find out about them, which isn’t that difficult on the internet. My dream destination, maybe I should then say my current dream destination, is Svalbard, the one close to North Pole.
My dream destination – Svalbard
Those who have never heard about it, Svalbard is group of islands, an archipelago, located in Norway. Roughly speaking they are half-way between the northern parts of Norway and the North Pole. They belong to Norway, and are known in the world probably by the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a seed bank where seeds from plants from around the world are kept so that they are preserved during disasters.
Seed vault might be what Svalbard is know for by majority of the world, but that’s not the only thing that you can do in Svalbard. Being close to North Pole means that if you visit Svalbard you can enjoy in northern lights. Not to mention the glaciers, all the snow that’s there (naturally) and let’s not forget about the polar bears. Ah yes, it’s such a shame that getting to there isn’t that simple, at least not for an ordinary mortal like me. Svalbard isn’t the place for you if you don’t like the cold, maybe it is in the summer, but even then the weather is quite chilly. Still, Svalbard is a place that I would like to visit someday. How about you, what’s your dream travel destination?
From everything that you can see here on the website it’s pretty obvious that I’m a huge fan of traveling. Because of that fact I talk about traveling quite often when I’m out on lunch or a cup of coffee with friends. Apart from my friend Sarah, with whom I’m traveling together quite often, no one from my life seems to be that interested in traveling. I find this odd and can’t help wonder is traveling something that not everyone is into?
Traveling – is it for everyone?
When I’m traveling I usually have amazing time, discovering new places, meeting new people, having new experiences. Now I’ll admit that it wasn’t and isn’t like this always. Sometimes you book an AirBnB where the host isn’t that friendly, or the booked apartment isn’t all that great. However, most times traveling is a positive experience and I love it. Still, whenever I try to get my sister, or some of my other friends to go on a trip with me, they don’t seem to be all that interested.
I think that it’s true that traveling just isn’t for everyone. We’re all different, obviously, and not everyone is going to be interested in spending time in a foreign country, where most people don’t speak your language, and most of the time you don’t know where you’re going. Still it’s a shame to dismiss something without even trying it. Don’t just pass up an opportunity to travel when your friend suggests it because you’ve never done it. Say yes, and who knows, you might like it.