We have always enjoyed travelling and exploring new cultures and places.
I grew up, went to college and law school in New York. For two years in between college and law school, I taught English in Japan for two years.
While I worked in the London office of a big international law firm in New York, I met my husband Peter who as a similar love of travel.
We got married, had children, bought a house – the usual stuff. The wanderlust never went away though.
Our children are boy/girl twins (currently 16 years old). They have been travelling since they were infants.
Living in England, we travel a lot in the country indulging our love of history and cream teas which we write about in our other blog, Epic England Travel.
I think we are successfully imparting a love of travel to our children. Thanks to the generous vacation schedule of the British private school system (about 17 weeks of school holiday), we are lucky to travel a fair bit.
We spend our summers in the USA. We love the Northeast USA where we still have a house and many of our friends and family live.
We have many different travel styles such as city breaks, road trips, cultural travel and outdoor adventures. We don’t consider ourselves luxury family travellers even though we do love a nice hotel!
Our children have even convinced us of the joys of camping! We are both involved in the Scout troop in London for which Peter is Scout Master. Both our kids are well on their way to being to making Eagle Scouts (yay!).
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The opinions on this blog are entirely my own. We self-fund approximately 75% of our trips so you can be assured that I don’t have a pecuniary conflict of interest when I give my opinion. Why? We are lucky enough to be able to do things how and when we like to do things. E.g., we are not staying at a hotel that is not at least as nice as our home (and, we have a nice home because modern interiors and design is my other passion).
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