I’ve been a blogger for many years now (10 years at the last count!) and I learned the ropes of blogging by writing a diary of the education of my kids at home and thought I’d continue the theme for writing about our family gap year.
I started The Barts Go Adventuring blog as a way to document the preparation for our family gap year, our eventual travels and to give me something to feel accountable to. Having wanted to travel and given up the dream before, I needed to find a better way to help me to NOT give up the dream! I have found so much inspiration on the internet I also then wanted to share what inspired me.
You can expect about 2 posts a week, more if I am feeling chatty! I also like to post an update at the end of the month with how our financial goals are coming along. I hope to inspire others who may be thinking about a family gap year that it’s got to be worth a go!
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All about the Barts
We’re a British family of four – myself, Kirsty (33), James (37), Marcus (12) and Alex (11)
I’ve always wanted to travel, I always watched holiday programmes as a kid and wanted to go everywhere. As soon as I started earning my money went towards travel and I went Inter-railing round France and Belgium, and had various trips round Europe and Morocco. My big goal was to work my way round the world and I started it at age 18 by getting a job in Germany. Unfortunately I didn’t get much further than there as I came home, but when I did come home I met my lovely husband James. We always planned to travel, but we never quite got there before having kids.
James is an hgv driver at the moment and really wants to see what else is around and would just love 6 months off work!
Marcus is 12 at the moment and he loves cars, lego and video games.
Alex is 11 and she loves animals, wildlife, lego and music.