A little self-doubt…

I think that any parent must at some stage of planning an epic journey naturally doubt that travel is the best thing for their very young child. Especially if they ever talk to any other non-travelling parent about it.

I’ve heard those gasps, seen those raised eyebrows and leapt over-enthusiastically into defending our choice to travel with Dylan to Mexico – “are you crazy?” – when he was a baby and more recently to Samoa as a toddler.

I’m sure as I become a more confident parent I won’t feel the need to defend the life we lead, but there are times when I wonder if everybody else was right.

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