Yes, I need to catch up. A great deal of my life is in flux right now, but I’ve barely had enough focused time to reset my clock over the past two weeks. So it’s high time to put my (lack of) house in order!
You see, on September 14, I left NYC with my wife (Jane) and two sons (Rohan and Kai). If all goes as planned (or, more accurately, unplanned), we won’t be back until next summer. Yes, you read that right. Our hope/intention is to be away for the better part of a year. Our unyear.
It has been our family dream to hit the road and travel the world. No surprise, that, for those who know me well… or even just a little bit. In fact, it’s been my dream to travel with my kids since before I had kids, and fortunately I met a partner (while traveling) who shared that dream. Now we have two little boys who are, by most measures, just as excited as we are to take the hugs and bugs of living out of our bags.
So at the end of May, we packed our belongings into a 5×7-foot storage box in Brooklyn, Jane begrudgingly quit her job and we had the boys names put in parentheses on their school rosters. For the next indeterminate number of months, we (well, mostly Jane) will be homeschooling (or roadschooling) the boys, while I will don the mantle of a digital nomad, working from wherever I am.
And we’ll do our utmost to keep you informed of our whereabouts: here on The Travel Word, as well as on my personal Facebook profile, on Jane’s Facebook profile, on my Twitter (@thetravelword) and Instagram (@bikeabout) accounts, via the Family Travel Association and other outlets as well.
Our unyear is underway!
Next stop: Amtrak to Indiana!