As far as our travels go, we each play an important role. I spend countless hours reading about destinations, searching for experiences, hunting down markets, restaurants and unusual little treasures. I memorize city and subway maps (never my intention, but it turns out to be a great talent to have) and my favorite -- securing boutique hotels or a quaint bed and breakfast. When I am done on my end, Dennis takes over in the hunt for flights, transfers, cars, money exchange and security. I am a risk taker and would go almost anywhere. Dennis on the other hand is cautious and level headed. (Meaning Istanbul will probably remain a dream.) Aren't we a pair!
Are you wondering how are kids do with this? I am happy to say, EXCELLENT. They stay with our amazing family, which includes Robbie of course. Often we FaceTime or call -- and they don't want to stop what they are doing to come to the phone. This is really the best case scenario for us. We send them video messages of us doing silly things at famous places and always bring back traditional candy from our travels. They love it and so do we!
If some alone time has been laid upon your heart, take a moment to entertain the idea. Investing in yourself or in your spouse will be worth it. I promise. Give it a try -- you'll see.