Our family is very lucky to be well-traveled. We’ve been to Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America as a family, with numerous trips to each. Some of those trips blend into the background as we find new destinations we love.
Our family has a tradition that we started even before we had kids. My wife and I took one of our first international trips together on our honeymoon 14 years ago. It was the first time I can recall where we picked up a Christmas ornament we thought was cute.
Without really knowing it, we had started a tradition. Next up was a trip to Banff while Michelle was pregnant.
Fast forward to present day and we have a lot of ornaments from trips. So many that we’ve taken to moving some ornaments to the fake tree in the foyer to fit all the ornaments we’ve collected over the years. Here’s a sampling of what’s hanging on our tree this year (with a few links to previous trip reports):
We try to visit our family in Nova Scotia every year. I really need to update this post with newer experiences, but Peggy’s is still a favorite.
On top of bringing home wacky gifts for my wife when I travel, our family has another tradition for remembering where we’ve been. I hope you enjoyed a quick spin through our Christmas tree. I’m way overdue writing up our late summer trip to Europe. I’ll be working on that shortly.