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How to go on an exciting family gap year around the world

How to go on an exciting family gap year to travel the world

One Instagram account I truly enjoy following is Courtney Adamo’s (34), co-Founder of Babyccino Kids, who is currently on a family gap year with her husband Michael (45) and their four children: Easton (10), Quin (8), Ivy (6), Marlow (3). Leaving London in July 2015, they have so far visited the U.S., Peru, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and New Zealand, Australia and will soon head to Japan, Thailand, Sri Lanka and then back to Europe for the summer. With four young children, a career and a house, uprooting and embarking on such an adventure takes some serious planning. I got in contact with Courtney to pick her brains on how she organised such a journey. A fascinating read…enjoy! ORGANISING AND BUDGETING A FAMILY GAP YEAR How far in advance did you start planning this amazing trip? Michael and I made the decision to embark on this year of travel back in the autumn of 2014. We put our house in London on the market and it was sold by February. From this point, we started thinking about our trip and narrowing down the places …

My Styling work for Laura Ashley, Waihi beach, New-Zealand 1 (C) Karine Köng www.karinecandicekong.com

Mila for Laura Ashley

Just before Christmas, Laura Ashley contacted me to take part into their new campaign challenge “15 uses for a throw“. As we were about to leave for New-Zealand to spend time with family and I had very little time left, I packed the beautiful throw I received and took it to the Coromandel Peninsula (a beautiful part of New-Zealand on the north island).

BODIE and FOU London home in HOME STYLE NZ magazine

Our London home in Home Style NZ

A few weeks ago, our London home was featured in Home Style NZ magazine.   As the mother of a “freewi” child (franco-Kiwi) and being married to a kiwi, New-Zealand has a special place in my heart. It’s a beautiful country with very welcoming people and if you’ve never been, I strongly encourage you to go there once. You will fall in love with this beautiful country and its people. Styling: Karine Köng, Photography: François Köng for Home Style NZ