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 6 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 3 months with no plan. It is in Spain where I met my future husband and baby daddy.
Over the last 7 years we managed to travel to 21 Countries together all while figuring out a 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 which 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.