If money and time were no object, where would I pick up and fly to if I could?
Wow, that is a *huge* question. I have not had a proper holiday without the children since 2013. Yep, coming up five years. I am well and truly overdue. I guess it comes down to what you make your priorities really. Having taken three months off work to take full time caring duties of a child has taken it’s toll but now that I am back to work, at least part-time, I can start entertaining the possibility of saving some money towards a holiday.
So, the question then if money and time were no object am I restricted in whether I can take my whole family or is it just a holiday for me alone?
Flying out with family
If we were travelling as a family it would be a world travel pass to see family. Jeremy and I have family spread across several states of Australia, as well as overseas, that we would love to visit at their homes. With money not being an object it would not have to be an imposition either because we could source our own separate accommodations. Maybe we’d even hire a giant tour bus in each continent!
I have only had the chance to meet those of Jeremy’s extended family that have travelled to Adelaide meaning that there are many, many more relatives still to meet. Jeremy and I have have travelled to see my extended family a few times but often in the absence of some or all of the children. This continues to be the case due to current consent orders and a refusal to update them to reflect the age and the appropriateness to be able to have meaningful connection with family who may live outside our state. It would be awesome to not have that concern and to be able to give all the children time they need to spend time with each family member so they can really establish a good friendship and knowledge of each other.
Flying out solo
If I was flying out solo I would be sticking somewhat closer to home. I would either be heading to the Red Centre to provide volunteer medical support to regional Australia with local charities there. You know, heading out to prove basic health care support in places where our own Federal government has removed all funding support to. It would be a great opportunity to connect again with fantastic people and and to also connect with the land. I love it out there.
After I had gone my stint there, I would be off to south-east Asia to provide additional medical support to regional communities as well as disaster affected areas. Just me and a rucksack. That would be totally awesome. I honestly couldn’t think of any better way of spending time in a foreign country than to be connecting fully with locals and investing in it in a positive way. The awesome thing is that if money was no object I would be in a position to self-fund also.
That’s it really. Nothing really fancy, no heavily detailed plans. Just focused on some of the important things in life – connecting with people who are important to us and reaching out to others with love.