Dear friends and family!
it is finally time to talk about our exciting news!!!!
Last winter while we were visiting Thailand, our kids expressed the desire to “see more”, to “explore more of the world”…..to travel around the world for some time. One might think “Well it is just the excitement of the vacation……” not in our family! Both Mass and I LOVE traveling, we love learning more through direct experience about other cultures, exploring new places. We LOVE seeing how life can be different depending on where you live! So after a few minutes of trying to come up with all the good excuses not to do it, we realized there really weren’t any and we all know that kids always need a good explanation for a no, so ………..the only possible answer was “Why not?!”. And so our family dream started to take shape!!!!
For anyone that knows me and Mass, if it was for us we would have jumped on the first flight out, ready to start this adventure IMMEDIATELY. But we are parents now and so we try to act a little more maturely. We realized that in order to experience something like this with 3 kids, some planning needed to be done, some things needed to be organized. That is why we gave ourselves more then a year of time, but the countdown to the big adventure of a family of 5 traveling the world has started and departure date is officially June 2018!
We have decided to create this blog with the purpose of telling anyone who might be interested in traveling everything about this experience, share stories, images and tips. In case one day any of you would like to go in any of the places we are planning on visiting. We also want to be honest and share the experience of traveling with 3 kids under the age of 10…..I know many are a little afraid and postpone for years the chance to see the world with their kids, “once the kids get older”, but then they get older and are not interested in traveling with us anymore! You can do it, you can share this experience with them and open their minds to the beautiful world we live in, every age will have a different type of interest, so we just adapt like we do everyday as they are growing up! I promise I will talk about the good and the bad, no sugar coating!
During this adventure we are also planning on visiting some ONGs, hopefully offer our work skills where needed, or simply help out in any possible way so our kids can connect and understand the real value of giving a helping hand. This year we are also going to be working on collecting some donations to bring in the places we stop, so follow us in case you would like to help too!
In order to calm our desire to leave right away, this year we are going to travel a bit, so start FOLLOWING US now on Facebook, Instagram and our blog!!!! We are going to share, share, share share……first stop Bali in a few weeks!!!!
In order to take this leap of faith we have decided to put on hold all our business plans and future projects because we want to dedicate ourselves completely to our kids and experience this amazing moment in our lives with them. We want to take a year off our busy lives to be with the 3 people we love the most and who are the sole reason why we do what we do. They have expressed a desire to see more about the world and how could we say no to such an opportunity. We want to share with them the adventure of a lifetime and show them that anything is possible if you set your mind to it!
We hope you will all enjoy traveling with us!
The De Santi Family
P.S. Bear with us for a bit we are still working on our website, but we will keep updating it!