We all know the feeling of getting caught up in the rat-race, especially when kids arrive on the scene, and we can often find ourselves longing to just get away from the harsh realities of modern life: work, bills, childcare – the list is endless.
When Terry and Jennifer Constant welcomed their son into the world, they thought long and hard about the kind of lifestyle they wanted for their family – and working 9 to 5 to pay for nursery, and barely getting to spend time with their child just didn’t cut it for them.
The Constants have always had a love of travel; they spent their summers during college backpacking around the world, discovering new countries and cultures, and loving every minute of it.
It was this passion of theirs that led to their decision to quit their jobs and travel around Europe with their one-year-old.
Jennifer and Terry sold their house and possessions, and invested in a motorhome, setting off on the adventure of a lifetime in January of this year. Now, not only will the couple get to save on nursery costs, but they will also get to spend precious time with their son in the best way they could imagine.
In an interview with Travel + Leisure, mum Jennifer explained: “I had to pay for someone else to look after my son, while I continued to stare out of the window at work wishing the day away until I could pick up my little boy, in order to basically just put him to bed on a daily basis.”
Needless to say, the entire process was draining and unsatisfying, and left Jennifer thinking, “There must be more to life than this.”
Currently, the family is travelling around Europe and documenting each strand of their journey on social media and their blog, Travel As They Grow.
As for their tips for travelling with a tot, they told Travel + Leisure that driving no longer than two hours, ensuring Baby gets enough rest, and keeping it to one major activity or city a day are key.
What are your thoughts? Would you be tempted to follow in Terry and Jennifer’s footsteps?