May – June 2018

Before saratreetravels was born, long before Tree was even part of the picture, I had this plan of one day doing an epic trip just my mom and I. When I realized that this year, we would be celebrating my 30th birthday, Mom’s 65th, my graduation from medical school, and her retirement, it seemed like exceptional timing for an epic trip!

But where? When literally the entire world is an option, it can be overwhelming to try and pick just one destination. Plus, every time I had a good idea, I’d have Joshua’s puppy dog eyes to contend with: “Oh wow, Croatia would be amazing… I mean, I would also love to go to Croatia, but no, that’s cool, go with your mom…”

Finally, and I couldn’t believe it took me this long to think of it, I realized the one destination that I could only imagine experiencing with her: our family’s homeland, Ukraine.

But first, we had to get there…

– Сарушка 😉

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