Meet the family.
Ian got the travelling bug many, many years ago in his 20s and early 30s but is surprised to be returning … especially with extra people in tow. He is most looking forward to visiting Japan and the prospect of traveling with his children.
This will be Caroline’s first big travel expedition and start of big adventures since turning 40. It’s going to be a challenge with 3 children but one which is hoped to be a wonderful family experience. As she regularly loses Ian in the supermarket, he’s been warned to stay close or risk having to wear ID alarms like the children.
Aoife will be 9 at the start of her travels and this will be a very big departure from going to her local primary school. She hopes her school and rugby friends will follow her journey from their classroom and will send postcards too.
Orla is 7 and will be the humour along the way for us all. She is interested in seeing new foods and promises not to whinge too much about trying them.
Seamus, although very young and unlikely to remember much of this trip, we hope he enjoys looking at the photos and the hearing the stories as he gets older of his travels as a toddler.
Big brother Eoin will be continuing with his studies at uni when we set off. He’s well travelled having just recently been to Iceland and Canada, and trips to Australia, New Zealand, Penang, Singapore and Malaysia when he was much younger. “We’ll be in touch for tips, Eoin!”