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The selfish family travel blogger?

“Don’t you ever think about the children?” - is a frequently asked question to many family travel bloggers. Quite a few people seem to think that the desire to wander round the world, traveling almost indefinite, is solely a thing driven by selfcentered parents, and that they really do not care about the consequences of ripping their children out of their comfort zones with school, daycare, friends and football games. They seem to believe that those children are suffering almost unbearable neglect and that they will get permanent psychological damage - eventually even becoming a burden to society.

Well, well, this notion is perfectly allowed, but let me just try to shed some light on what exactly it is that makes “people like us” force our families into madness, playing Russian roulette with the mental state of our children. Let us talk about what kind of life we want to live and which values we want to teach our children…

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Non-Stop Family-Travel Blogger?

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Over the past few weeks there has been great debate over whether or not it is OK for families with children to travel around the world indefinite, without any goal or end date in sight.

Children do not have the same possibilities of saying “stop” as their parents do, if they no longer find traveling appealing. And when reading the many travel-blogs focusing on “family-traveling” and “the life-style of the digital nomads” one might think that things are almost always idyllic and that the children thrive no matter what.

And this may very well be the case. In fact, I am not writing this piece to judge anyone. We are all different, and we can all take responsibility for ourselves and our families.

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