This week, Mads and I made a huge decision for our family – we booked flight tickets for Christmas. And if that doesn’t sound huge to you, it’s probably because you haven’t seen the spreadsheet, we have had going, or had to ask for the 6 weeks off from your job.
This Christmas we will not have the traditional Danish Christmas that I personally had E.V.E.R.Y single Christmas of my life. Never missed one. Love it too.
But that’s only because we’re doing something awesome! We’re taking the girls to the other side of the univ… Nahhh, ok – the other side of the planet at least. It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to go to New Zealand, and Mads is with me on that one, so we decided to pull out 6 weeks of Christmas and everyday life, and go.
The plan is, we’re flying out to Auckland, spending a few days there and then moving in to an autocamper, which will be our home for four weeks, while we drive around the beautiful northern and southern islands of New Zealand. That’s the frame of it all, and the ingredients that we hope to add include a lot of nature experiences, a wonderful adventure for the girls, and the luxury of spending time together as a family that reaches beyond school vacations, weekends etc. After our NZ adventure, we will fly out from Christchurch to Oarsman’s Bay Lodge in Fiji for a week of relaxation, before we head back home. Back to work and school.
It is amazing and we feel so fortunate! I cannot believe we’re actually going, and for me, it will be a dream come true.
I know I haven’t been saying much lately, but I had to share this. And I will be sharing from our travel too, that’s for sure. Right now I just love the fact that I’m already looking forward to our summer vacation on the boat, and now I know that during our summer vacation, I will have this to look forward to as well. If you know of books, web sites or anything else that I should read cover to cover, let me know. Or, if any of you guys are from New Zealand and feel like having a bunch of Danish visitors for tea to share advice on places to go, let me know.