Our Top 5 to date on our trip around the world

In July we reached the half way point for our 12 month family gap year. To celebrate us making it to the half way point (believe me, there have been times we didn’t think we would!) I asked everyone to come up with their “top 5”.

When I reflect back on the past six months and look through our immense photo gallery, I realise just how many places we have visited and how many unique experiences we have had as a family.

It is easy to forget this when we are managing the day to day logistics of the trip. It has been a huge 6 months.

Our favourite things

Wherever we go, people ask us what has been our favourite thing so far. It is such a difficult question to answer. Is it a country, a place, an experience, a food, the people we meet? What makes something a favourite? For me it is something or somewhere that brings back strong, happy memories.

To boil everything we have experienced down to just 5 favourites was extremely challenging. There have been so many amazing experiences so far.

As you can see Harvey and I got our lists to top 6 before we gave up. Interestingly there are many crossovers between us. I hope you enjoy the photos and perhaps they will provide you with some inspiration for your next holiday!

Harvey’s top 5

Chelsea vs Southamptom at Stamford Bridge, England
White water rafting on Tara River, Bosnia
Top5-6months-Harvey-India-Pune Cricket Test Match
India vs Australia Cricket Test Match at Pune, India
Top5-6months-Harvey-SouthAfrica-Zip Lining
Zip Lining at Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa
Top5-6months-Harvey-Japan-Myoko Skiing
Skiing at Myoko, Japan
Self-drive safari, Botswana

Amelie’s top 5

Under-Sea Walk, Mauritius
Top5-6months-Amelie-France-Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower, Paris
Top5-6months-Amelie-Zimbabwe-Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Stonehenge, England
Safari in Chobe National Park, Botswana

Rachel’s top 5

Self-drive safari, Botswana
Top5-6months-Rachel-SouthAfrica-Robberg Peninsular
Robberg Peninsular Hike, South Africa
Top5-6months-Rachel-Montenegro-Kotor Bay
Kotor Bay, Montenegro
Top5-6months-Rachel-Japan-Myoko Snowboarding
Snowbaording at Myoko, Japan
Top5-6months-Rachel-Portugal-Quinta da Regaleira
Quinta da Regaleira, Portugal
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Matt’s top 5

Top5-6months-Matt-Japan-Myoko Snowboarding
Snowbording at Myoko, Japan
Lisbon, Portugal
Durmitor National Park, Montenegro
Self-drive safari, Botswana
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Rachel Rodda

Rachel is the founder of Adventure and Sunshine. She has been exploring the world with a backpack for over 20 years and is passionate about adventure travel. She threw it all in to take her kids around the world on a Family Gap Year and loves to help others adventure more.

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