Go Big or Stay Home: Taking the Sabbatical Plunge

May 9, 2008

Over at The Wide Wide World, Craig has just bought four round the world airline tickets. He posted their full itinerary that will eventually take the family of four to six continents, but what’s even better is his description of taking the plunge, credit card in hand.

It’s hard to describe the combination of excitement and sheer terror I feel right now.

One thing for sure. We’re not staying home.

I know exactly what he means. The great part, though, is that the sheer terror steadily gives way to rising excitement. It’s that first “point of no return” step that really makes your stomach flip. Those big steps, though, are the ones that lock you in, and ensure that you really do escape.

Beyond a great glimpse into the psychology of family sabbatical planning, The Wide Wide World has a great list of round-the-world family bloggers. The site is well worth following.

Go Big or Stay Home

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2 Responses to “Go Big or Stay Home: Taking the Sabbatical Plunge”

  1. Ruth Morris on July 3rd, 2009 1:12 pm

    This is such a refreshing site – thanks to all the prople who are thinking about doing this and have such positive comments – Myself, my partnert and our 11 year old are planning on taking a round the world trip next year… it’s all very exciting and I think the more families that blog about this kind of adverture the better as it will support and inspire others to do the same.

    Keep up the good work

  2. Dan on July 3rd, 2009 1:48 pm

    Thanks, Ruth – good luck with your escape!

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