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#100 Sydney Bridge Climb

#100 Sydney, Australia Bridge Climb
There is so much to do and see in Sydney, Australia that may wonder why climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge is on this list but as a family activity this stands out. It is exhilarating and scary. It gives you the most amazing view of the city and there are lots of different ways to do it! http://www.bridgeclimb.com

https://thewayfaringfamily.com/2014/05/27/100-days-of-family-travel-experiences/

Sydney
Sydney

100 Days of Family Travel Experiences #travel #familytravel

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In honor of Summer 2014, The Wayfaring Family is going to post our favorite family travel experiences every day for 100 days. Enjoy your families this summer wherever you may be. Enjoy dreaming about about the places you will enjoy together in the future. We hope the experiences we share over the next 100 days will fuel your imagination and inspire you in your travel planning.

I am not listing them all below…go to TheWayfaringfamily.com to see the whole list.

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#100 Sydney, Australia Bridge Climb
There is so much to do and see in Sydney, Australia that may wonder why climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge is on this list but as a family activity this stands out. It is exhilarating and scary. It gives you the most amazing view of the city and there are lots of different ways to do it! http://www.bridgeclimb.com

Sydney
Sydney

Making your trip happen – by making it a priority.

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Taking time off to take a vacation or travel to a dream destination is really hard for us Americans. We have a lot of pressure on us. We are a hyper-scheduled society and we like it that way. We have work commitments, school commitments, sports and tournaments to attend, family to see and annual family obligations we feel compiled to meet. These are things we feel we must do, but also things we like. They are what ground us and generally help make daily life good. There is nothing wrong with these things.

Having just returned from our year “off” – I have learned a few things. Being one of those hyper-scheduled families that was loaded down with commitments before we left, I completely understand how a schedule can come to dominate one’s existence. People looked at us as if we were crazy to pull our kids  from select soccer and leave our annual routine. Well, we did it. We took the year off. We had an amazing experience and we are back. We returned and things are pretty much back to the very full schedule we had before we left. We learned to let go a little and we enjoy an existence that is a little less crammed full, but it is still pretty busy.  We are, after all, Americans. We can’t help it. Schedules and routine are a real and normal part of our life here.

In the US, we typically get less vacation time than other Countries. (U.S. Workers Trail Rest Of Developed Countries In Vacation Time: Report ://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/24/us-vacation-time-report_n_3333563.html)  With an average of 16 days per year there is barely enough time to make it to every family get-together, hit the nearest beach or hiking trail for a week, and relax a few days on your couch – never mind visit another country. Taking an extended vacation from your job or career requires serious prioritizing.  One that requires closely examining your finances, preparing for an extended absence and/or taking a long hard look at your career choice.

So I am writing today to help you understand that I really get it. It is hard to break away. It is really hard to let go of a schedule and those commitments.  So, if you want to do it you have to just make it happen and say no to your regular commitments. You must prioritize your trip. It is really hard for us to do that in the USA. We are not encouraged to do it.  It runs counter to our societal “norms”. It might mean saying no to your friend’s wedding or your annual Fourth of July party. It might mean pulling your kids from a sports team for a summer or homeschooling. It might mean leaving your job. These things are terrifying and require a huge leap of faith. There will not be a lot of people in your community that really understand what you are doing. There will be lots of people who support you but are not sure what you are doing or how you are doing it.  Online you will find a huge group of travelers who have done it. They will understand and will help you through it. 

Take the leap. You can do it.  You will not regret it.

Start by making it a PRIORITY.

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Imagine you can go anywhere for one month….where would you go?

 

Imagine that I gave you a ticket to go anywhere you wanted to go tomorrow and the money to do it with. Your job requires that you do it and I arranged all the details so your kids and or significant other or pets or whatever is worrying you is looked after. I took care of all the little things that keep you from being able to go for a month. Everything is totally taken care of. You have a month off and you can just go.  Take a friend, your family or go by yourself. Where would you go?

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