For all you parents out there – what’s the first thing you think of when your child is/was born? The hours of sleep you’ll be losing? The added burden of another miracle mouth to feed? The years to come, filled with joy and heartache, triumphs and tragedies, the undeniable happiness this new life brings into yours, or the many ways in which you will change, but internally and externally. Well, for 31-year-old Karen Edwards, her first thought was a world tour, and taking her newborn Esme along for the journey.
Indeed, when she found out she was pregnant, the “travel mad” mum decided to defy convention and travel the world as her maternity leave. She ended up on a ten month jaunt that left many wondering if she’d lost her mind – especially with a newborn in tow. So, after boxing up their belongings and selling everything they could, Karen and her partner pushed on, taking a then three-month-old Esme with them. You can see the results in the Instagram posts below. Looks like someone is already a frequent flyer, if you catch our drift. All we can say is good for Karen – and Bon Voyage, little Esme.