Episode 53 – We The Fam BroJames
Cycling 3 Continents with 3 Teens
Embarking on a journey across continents on a bicycle is a dream for many, but for this family, it’s now a reality. Imagine the thrill of pedaling through landscapes that shift from the cobblestone streets of Europe to the lush greenery of Southeast Asia, with the open road as your guide and your family by your side. This is not just a cycling trip; it’s a journey of discovery, bonding, and the ultimate adventure.
In this podcast episode, I sit down with Pascale, Alex, Rosalie, Elliot and Henri who have taken the leap to explore the world on two wheels. From the logistical challenges of coordinating a year-long trip to the personal growth that comes with such an undertaking, this family shares it all. With three teenagers in tow, they’re not just traversing geographic boundaries; they’re breaking through the limitations of what family travel can be.
What was evident during the discussion is just how much taking a trip like this together has helped the family to bond even more. I was especially impressed with the maturity each of three young adults of the group spoke with as well. It’s pretty clear taking a trip like this together has brought them closer as a family unit and also imparted life skills which will stay with them forever.
Their story is one of courage, resilience, and the joy of the unexpected. Whether it’s finding a warm shower host who turns into a lifelong friend or overcoming the frustration of a broken bike part in a foreign land, every day brings a new lesson. And through it all, the family grows closer, their bonds strengthened by shared experiences that most can only dream of.
So, what does it take to cycle across continents with your family? How do you prepare for the physical and emotional demands of such a trip? And perhaps most importantly, how does this experience change you? These are just some of the questions we delve into in my conversation with them.
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