First off, I must credit my ex-husband for this title. I texted him my tentative travel dates with and without the kids for his approval and he said, “…sounds like a mid-life crisis world tour.” I thought that was a fair assessment and slightly comical. My instinctive reaction was to reply, “Better than the douchemobile you bought five years ago,” but I refrained.
In my 39 years on this planet, I’ve sadly never traveled outside of the continental United States and even more sadly, haven’t explored much of that. In 2005 I planned a trip to Italy and got my passport. A messy breakup killed that trip and though I was invited to travel abroad several times before having kids, I was never able to because of lack of time and/or money.