Hello, my name is Alexis Tsourounakis, among many things I am a first-time mom to a baby girl named Kirra. Currently, on maternity leave from my day job as an unregistered architect, I have been experiencing the ups and downs that go hand-in-hand with motherhood, all while trying to balance family, friends, and my love of travel.
The first time I left the country I was 22, I went to study abroad in Paris for six weeks. It didn’t take long before I was on sensory overload, the culture, the people, the architecture. Within 24 hours, I extended my trip for three months with no plan. It is in Spain, where I met my future husband and baby daddy.
Over the last seven years, we managed to travel to 21 Countries together, all while figuring out an international relationship. Today we call home Australia after welcoming our daughter in 2018.
When we started our greatest adventure yet, parenthood, never did I think we would have to slow down.
Traveling to us is more than just ticking places off our bucket list. It’s a lifestyle that instills the core values in our everyday lives that I hope to pass on to my daughter. Sure, we got a few naysayers, questioning the impact of how going to the top of the pantheon is any different than to the local swing set. But I knew from the beginning I wanted to raise a daughter to be open-minded and open-hearted in a world full of multiculturalism. Here is my journey through motherhood and my love of travel.