We are a RTW-traveling family from Vancouver, Canada:
With a collective country count of 143 out of 193 countries, and still counting. 🙂
That in a nut shell is my Family.
- Met them at Mario’s place on Gozo and then “stole” them from him and took them with me to Gokhan and Seyda on Malta. What an amazing family! I was fascinated immediately – I had never met a family like them that traveled the world for such a long time. Never even heard of one. Apart from their great stories and outgoing and friendly personalities, it was a pleasure to sit back and observe the way they communicate among themselves, which is probably the real wonder or secret of their amazing journey. So if they contact you: don’t worry about hosting the 5 or 6 of them at the same time, if need be, they all fit into a closet or a small room. You’ll be rewarded by getting to know a group of travelers like no other…one that I certainly will not forget and which I’ll probably talk on and on about to other people. Simply amazing. Good luck in Africa and if you change your mind and come back to Europe – you’re always welcome in Germany! – Veit Kuehne (founder of Hospitality Club) http://www.hospitalityclub.org
- We met via Couch Surfing, and I hosted five of them for several wonderful days! I love this family, and I hope to meet them again anywhere in this world–or the next. I would trust any member of Watkins Travel with my life, my home, my car, my money–you name it. These folks live their values, and their values are the finest. I hope to know them forever and a day! Watkinstravel are the BEST guests, so host them–even if you live in a bed-sit. They have perfected the art of travel, and they have more integrity, honesty, respect, generosity, and humor than any folks you will ever meet. North America could not have better goodwill ambassadors, for they embody all that’s good about it and none of the bad. I really cannot find enough fine things to say about this truly amazing family. And they have so much love and respect for one another and themselves that it’s contagious. A day with these folks will change your life for the better, and you will learn more about our planet from them that reading a library of books, and you will understand what the term “family values” really means. And please, if you are lucky enough to host them, please treat them with kindness and respect. I can’t wait for the book, film, and television series of their lives and adventures! As for the passport check, Ammon’s passport tells a tale that will blow you away! I’ve seen tons of passports, but his is unique and deserving of a novel. You really have to see it to believe it! Be well, my friends! And come back to Ireland anytime, for you will always have a place in my home. – Cathleen Ruane (Ireland) member of http://www.Couchsurfing.org
- Before meeting Savannah, I met her family first. Parents Brandon and Maggie, and brother Ammon visited Vigan, February of 2010. Their epic story of a family traveling together still wows me up to now. It was only in 2011, on my one-month backpacking in Europe did I come face to face with this bubbly lady. Having seen most of the world already, she amazes me when she still gets exhilarated showing me around Holland like she is a “tourist” herself.As of this writing, she is cooking up a memoir of her early years traveling with her family, being transformed from a bratty Canadian teenage girl into a full-blown woman. Do keep an eye out for the release of Sihpromatum, the first series entitled “I Grew my Boobs in China”! -Shawi Cortez (Philippines), http://www.cheaptravelforwomen.blogspot.com