While most families with two young children are working hard to keep a comfortable, manageable routine, our adventurous family has opted to pack our simple life into a 20ft shipping container and head off the beaten path together somewhere which is technically called Eurasia or better described by its’ locals as, “The Balcony of Europe” – Tbilisi, Georgia.
Before our family vacation to Georgia and Armenia exactly one year from now, I can honestly say I had no idea where and what this little talked about country had to offer. Thankfully, Armenia was on our travel radar. Only because of this by default and a great airline deal we found ourselves on a family vacation to Georgia (not the US state). I didn’t know what to expect, but ignorantly assumed it must resemble a developing country. Humbled, surprised, and instantly in love would describe my first impressions as we arrived in the countries capitol, Tbilisi, 12 months ago.
You must be asking, “How does a family vacation go from just that… a vacation… to: Hey, lets pack up our life and move there?” Or “What could be so magical to uproot a families comfortable and manageable routine and move to a foreign country?” It was a mix of everything for us. The warm hearted people, the tangible history, the stunning nature, Tbilisi and it’s magical old town, the quality of humanity, the safety, the essence of tradition, the dependency of seasonal food, maybe something else… It’s hard to describe, it is a mix of everything. An “elevator pitch” simply does not exist here. So, after one year of planning, here we are… One week into our new adventure.