Finally, I can reveal the reason we won't be going to Europe later this year - we are expecting our first child! It's very exciting for us, but it will undoubtedly change our lives, especially with regards to travel. I still hope to travel with our child; what a wonderful way for them to learn about our world! I feel that I gained hugely from my family's journeys around parts of Australia during my childhood. Visiting historical sites, experiencing natural habitats and activities like fossil hunting and tours of mines and factories taught me more than sitting in a classroom would.