Hopkins on Tour

Where do we start?

“Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.”
John Dewey

Many questions are buzzing around my head at the moment, all about the feasibility and practicalities of taking two young children around the world. What happens to the cat? Do we take a ‘payment holiday’ on the mortgage or rent it out? Can we go for 4, 6, or 12 months? Will the money last? What if any one of us gets ill? When are we going? Will the school let us take our kids with us or do we have to pull them out (and therefore lose their places)? What camera / laptop / phone equipment do we take? Do we need insurance for the whole trip of is it cheaper to get when we’re out there? When do I start organising visas if we think we might or might not go to that country?

Sound familiar? In my mind this is quite mixed and confusing. Some of these worries (issues?) are less about the planning and more about once we’re actually on the road. So, I need to concentrate on the planning for the moment.

To help us with this, and to find out what questions we should be asking, both myself and my wife Sarah are searching and reading blogs, news articles, travel websites, and all sorts of online channels to find out what other people are doing and how they are doing it (or have done it).

This is the start … from here it gets complicated. Hopefully (and I realise just how negative that word is) we’ll find some answers (or make them up) and share them here with you so you can join us on our journey as we (a) plan our adventure, and then (b) join us here later as we actually go on the adventure!

Safe travelling.

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