Who are the Lindströms?
Christine, a native of suburban Philadelphia (USA) and Staffan, a native of Byske in northern Sweden, met while working at a summer camp in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. We got “engaged” just a few days after we met, but never would’ve imagined that just 3 years later we’d be married. Funny story. We’ve traveled together in the US and Europe, Honduras, South Korea, Jordan, Israel and Egypt. We recently celebrated our 12th anniversary and we currently live in Skellefteå, Sweden.
Emelie joined our family in 2009. Now at 5 years old, she’s bright, articulate (in 2 languages), stubborn and charming. She loves music, playing outside, and books. Her first international trip was to Finland when just 6 weeks old. Not counting travel in utero, she’s already been to 5 countries.
Peter, born in 2011, is also bright and articulate (in 2 languages) and sweet and funny. He loves cars and Legos and wants to do whatever his big sister is doing. Peter’s first trip outside of Sweden was our big road trip around the United States in 2012. He hasn’t had the chance to travel internationally yet as much as his sister has, but we’re hoping to rectify that soon!
Currently this blog is recounting our adventures on a 90-day road trip around the United States in 2012. What we thought might have been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity ignited and fueled a passion in us to continue traveling as a family. We love the way our experiences “on the road” bond us together and educate our children beyond what books and classrooms ever could.
Stay tuned for changes in this blog as we transition from sharing our adventures on one particular trip to blogging more regularly about simplifying our lifestyle in order to travel, explore and learn as much as possible, together as a family! Thanks for joining us on the road!