Thinking About This Year’s Home Swap (Premium)


Friday night, my family is flying to Stockholm, Sweden for our 13th annual home swap. Which means that the stress level is set to 11.

It's supposed to get easier: The more you do something, the better at that thing you get, and whatever stresses or issues that dogged you early on should disappear. That works with most things, I guess. But travel has always been problematic for me. Traveling with my wife ratchets up the stress. And traveling with the kids bumps it up yet again.

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