Flying Lad Goes Around the World
We just booked a trip that will take us from California to Korea, where we’ll spend 2 weeks, and then from Korea to Germany (and wherever else in Europe), where we’ll spend almost 3 months. An around the world trip with a kid? How did this all come to be?
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It all started when Flying Momma wrote on her dreamline that she wanted to live in Europe. The reason Flying Momma wrote that she wanted to live in Europe on her dreamline was because Flying Dad and she had made a list of vacation spots and activities and on there were Oktoberfest, European Winter/Christmas markets, Switzerland, and the Loire Valley (specifically to visit Flying Dad’s friend’s new inn). So, rather than taking multiple trips to Europe, it struck me that we should just live there, temporarily.
But how to do that, affordably? Home swap! Just like that movie “The Holiday” with Cameron Diaz and Jack Black. Next thing you know we signed up on a home exchange website, homeexchange.com, and as luck would have it a couple of weeks later someone contacted us about trading our house in California for their house in Germany, for 6 months. After much careful consideration, we decided we’d do a 3 month home exchange, so now we’re headed to Germany, with a stop in Korea. Besides, we couldn’t stay longer than 90 days otherwise we’d be deported!