Sabbatical round the world trip with my family

By Dominique C · May 10, 2016

Zurich, Switzerland
Round the World!
Main mode of transport
Cost per person
I'd rather not say
We stayed in camper vans, motels, hotels, villas, houses of friends, campgrounds, woods, planes and boats.

Our Experience

Dominique Round the World

Taking a longer time off to get out of the hamster wheel, see the world and especially spend lots of quality time with your loved ones is something you should do if ever you have the opportunity. It doesn’t have to be a world trip, it can be something less expensive too. The moments you share when there is nothing else other than you and your loved ones is something that will last forever.

Dominique Round the World

Best Bits

Many places were wonderful but for traveling with a 4 year old like we were, Hawaii and Canada in July were just perfect.

Dominique Round the World

Worst bits

Nothing was bad really but traveling the south island of New Zealand in April was just too late. It was just too cold, wet and dark to enjoy camping with a small kid.

Trip Dates and Comments — April, May, June, July - April was too late to travel the southern island of New Zealand.

Arrival Logistics — Flew to Singapore, spent 2 nights there to break up the trip and look at the city. Continued to the south island of New Zealand where we picked up our camper van and hit the road.

General Route — Get to our hotel in Christchurch, sleep, go and get our camper van and follow the coast heading south.

Main Activities — Hiking, cultural experiences, food, wine tasting, wildlife, relaxing, sport and exercise, water sports, scuba diving, camping, shopping.

Food and Drink Highlights — All kinds of food in Japan, fresh shrimp on the beach in Hawaii and delicious wine in the Marlborough region in New Zealand and Napa Valley in California.

Essential Packing for this Trip — We could have left our heavy hiking shoes at home - lots of weight and at the end of the day you will only use your sneakers anyways.

About The Traveller

Gender & Age Range
Male, 25 - 36

I’m from


My favourite trip as of late
Round the world trip passing Singapore, New Zealand, Japan, Canada and the West Coast of the US.

Travelling Style
Book the first night, then wing it from there!

I like to go on the following types of trips
Adventure, wildlife, city breaks, relaxing, water sports, scuba diving, luxury, camping.

It’s a dealbreaker when
Dirty hotel, unfriendly staff.

Continent I know the best

First Last Name

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I’m from Perth, Western Australia

My favourite trip as of late is New Zealand, solo travel in lots of nature for a soul-refresher.

My travelling style is to Book the first night, then wing it from there!

It’s a dealbreaker when I’m stuck around large groups of package tourists.

Continent I know best is Asia.

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