the challenges are not whether we travel under budget, or get to off-the -beaten-track places, or try new and exciting foods with courage and enthusiasm. Or whether the children pick up bits of languages, learn to understand and respect people of other faiths. The challenge is not whether we can physically conquer tall mountains, long walks or tough climbs, or flights of stairs with Sparky’s chair. Its not whether we learn and appreciate long sad histories, or thrilling true stories and see the places where they happened. Or even whether we stay healthy as we travel.
The challenges are largely relational.
Damn and blast.
That’s much harder.