About Us

This blog is dedicated to our travels around the world and our hopes that one day our daughter and son will realize the charmed lives they've lived.

My wife, Katie, and I took our first trip where we had our passports stamped after we had been married just over a year. We went to Sweden and Denmark where I had lived for 2 years. During our flight home to Utah, we had a conversation that went something like "wouldn't it be cool to get our passports stamped every year?" It hasn't always worked out that way, but 12 years into marriage we've been to 15 countries and counting...

Once our first child joined our family, there were two thoughts we had as it related to traveling, we don't want to stop just because we have a kid, and if we do take the time off work, she deserves to be with us. So, Gwen has grown up thinking there is nothing unusual with getting on an airplane and flying 10 hours to a place with different languages, smells and foods.

Today Gwen has a little brother, Mason, and now that the players on "team parent" is equalled by the number of players on the "team kid," it is a little more challenging getting the four of us on a plane, but hasn't slowed us down.

We've been to some amazing places, met wonderful people, experienced great cultures. However, what Katie and I believe is most important is to get out and create memories with our kids. It's funny, but I think our 10 year old daughter would struggle to tell you what she got for Christmas last year, but she can still describe the beach in Koh Samui that we walked one night when she was 5.

So here I go, publishing our blog. A little nervous to expose the Chandlers to the cyber world but glad to carve out a small place in that cyber world that Gwen and Mason can visit one day to remind them of the special times our family shared in unique places around the world.

IF WE KNOW YOU OR DON'T KNOW YOU, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LEAVE COMMENTS. WE'D LOVE TO GET IDEAS ABOUT OTHER PLACES WE NEED TO TAKE OUR FAMILY. PLEASE FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there, Chandler family!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting, allowing me to find yours. I´ve enjoyed reading about your travels as a family.

    So many people are put off travelling (for whatever reason) whilst their children are growing up. We´ve always done the same as you - with our son growing up thinking it was perfectly normal to spend extended time away travelling each year.

    I´m convinced that the world would be a much more tolerant place if more people experienced and took the time to respect the culture of others.

    I hope you decide to visit Spain sometime soon. I´m sure you wouldn´t regret it - and the added bonus is that Spaniards LOVE children! :)

    Happy and safe travels.
    Marianne
    www.eastofmalaga.wordpress.com

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