I’m a committed traveler, having lived, studied, and worked all over the globe. As a college student and then as an underpaid young filmmaker, travel was a priority: rent, food, subway fare … and saving up for my next adventure. My husband and I fell in love on our journeys together and before we became parents, travel had crystallized into one of our core family values.
When we started bringing our kids along, it was hard not to view our choices through others’ eyes, not to think twice when friends looked at us like we were out of our minds for the trips we took with little ones in tow. They saw travel as a gift my husband and I gave to ourselves. The kids as excess baggage. And yet, we’ve found ourselves in far-flung places again and again. We’ve been privileged to take the kinds of trips I couldn’t even dream of when I was young.