Most new mothers spend their maternity leaves at home, adjusting to life with their new, little bundles of joy.
However, Karen Edwards isn't your average mom.
Yep, this Millennial mom decided to use her time off from working as a nurse to go on an epic 10-month adventure abroad with her partner, Shaun Bayes, and their newborn baby girl, Esmé!
Shaun left his job, Karen took maternity leave and the couple boxed up their possessions, sold their car and rented out their London home. With their adorable 10-week-old daughter, they headed to the airport to embark on a marvelous journey throughout Asia and Australia.
Both Shaun and I were keen backpackers before I fell pregnant and everyone thought we were completely nuts when we said that we were going to take Esmé when she arrived... We have no regrets, she got to experience new sights, scenes and smells as she grew and that is incredible.
Karen shares all her amazing travel experiences on her blog and also has a seriously impressive Instagram account featuring photos of the fam exploring all sorts of gorgeous destinations around the globe.
Karen certainly proves motherhood doesn't have to hold you back from seeing the world, and I think it's safe to say little Esmé probably already saw more places than most adults!
At the end of the day, Karen just wants others to embrace their wanderlust. She wrote on her blog, "The overall aim is to inspire like-minded travel loving parents – your travel days do not have to be over. It is all about incorporating your little person into your way of life."