When a husband and wife love backpacking the world together what do they do when expanding their family? Karen Edwards and Shaun Bayes brought their baby with them. 10 weeks after welcoming their daughter Esmé into the world they embarked on a world tour, despite everyone telling them they were nuts. They packed everything the 3 of them would need into one backpack and headed off to Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Karen said the aim of sharing their journey on her blog was to inspire like-minded parents, who love traveling, and to show them that their days of traveling don’t have to be over.
It is all about incorporating your little person into your way of life. You can still do everything, including snorkelling and diving, but you just take it in turns.
I can’t imagine having spent my maternity leave any other way.
Esmé has quite an international background. She was born in London, Karen is from Ireland and a Shaun is from New Zealand
Currently, the three are finishing up some time in Thailand and then will be off to Cambodia.