My husband and I are dreaming of taking a six-month family sabbatical with our daughter (who will be 9yrs old) between November 2010 and end of April 2011 (the dates are so she can go to her school for the first and last 2 months of the school year).
We've never done anything like this (and don't know anyone who has) so we're trying to get as much advice as possible to help make it happen (instead of talking ourselves out of it due to fear and feeling overwhelmed by the idea).
What we know is:
-that we'll be leaving from Vancouver BC Canada
-we'll be on a budget
-we prefer beach, nature, animals, markets, snorkelling, great food, getting a feel for how people really live - vs historic sites, big cities and touristy spots
What we don't know is where to go to get the most of the six months as possible on a budget.
I'm getting my hands on as many guide books as possible but am looking for ideas and tips from people who have done something similar...