Last year, my family and I took a sabbatical. We spent a winter in the French Alps and when the snow melted, we packed up the car with just one small bag each and spent the next 5 months on the road, travelling through Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, UK, Portugal and Spain.
To say that it wasn’t a most incredible experience would be lying, but it would be equally untrue to say that it was all smooth sailing. Arriving in foreign cities late at night, unable to find our accommodation; trying to find fresh, whole foods; home-schooling; being attentive to problems when sleep deprived and hungry were just a few of the challenges we faced on a regular basis. The thing that helped me stay calm and centred when t