Why We Trek Twice
Traveling with kids was a concept that freaked us out from the years 2012-2017.
In fact, we only took trips back home to visit family in NJ with the exception of touring Boston with Landon as an infant. It was tough! You had to pack all of those items (and backups) and it almost just didn’t even seem worth it.
Once our youngest son, Griffin, turned 2 (January 2017), we began to experiment in our head with the concept of, yes, it may be time for us to try to travel again.
When booking our vacations for 2017, our first official year of travel that we felt ready as parents, I realized that we could travel (trek) again but only twice. These were the reasons:
Vacation Allotment: Logan’s work did not allow time off for more than two big trips
Financial Boundaries: Traveling can be expensive so it was very comfortable for us to limit ourselves to two trips/yr
Home Body Tendencies: Y’all, I may be the biggest homebody that ever had a travel blog. We love the comforts of being home.
After our first Trek with Kids in 2017, we realized that Logan and I needed alone time to reconnect each year, without the kids, too. And hence was born the fourth reason and the reason for our annual trek without kids,
Mommy/Daddy Time: We needed time, away from our kids, every year to focus on our marriage. And so the second trek was born!
In addition to these two Big Treks, you will find content on our blog site that includes Mission Treks, Mini-Treks (around the Southeast U.S.) and local tourism features while we Trek Around Town as well as faith blogs from the heart as we trek through a relationship with God.