family of four, 22 countries …

Karin Closson:

… We saw the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Angkor Watt in Cambodia, the Taj Mahal in India, the city of Petra in Jordan, the Parthenon in Athens, the Coliseum and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Table Mountain in South Africa, Machu Picchu in Peru to name a few.

When you ask the kids what was there favorite part, they loved the self-drive safari in Namibia. Seeing zebras, elephants, giraffes and lions in their natural habitat was unreal and sleeping in a tent on top of the truck while you listen to the lions roaring at night was definitely an awesome memory. …

I will say that this trip has been the best thing that I have done so far in this life, other than getting married and becoming a mom!

I would encourage everyone to try something like this. It doesn’t have to be for a year or a trip around the world! You could go for 2 months and stay in one country! I really think the value in this trip was the time spent with my family, going off the beaten path …

read more – The Wrap Up, the final chapter!


Karin, Kim, Shay and Tegan (The Closson Clan)


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Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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