For over a decade and a half, my family spent 3-4 weeks swapping homes with another family each summer, usually in Europe. Since I’ve been at this website, I’ve documented what we did on those trips, and what tech I brought along. There was Lyon, France in 2015 with a side-trip to Venice, Italy. Paris, France in 2016. Barcelona, Spain in 2017. Stockholm, Sweden in 2018, with a side-trip to Berlin, Germany. And then Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 2019, with a side-trip to Luxembourg and Germany.
And then two things happened. The pandemic, obviously, when we, like basically everyone else, didn’t travel almost at all throughout 2020, and certainly not internationally. And my kids started growing up.