The Mexican Fishing Man Story

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Apparently this story is adapted from “Anekdote zur Senkung der Arbeitsmoral,” (“Anecdote Concerning the Lowering of Productivity”) it is one of the most famous short stories from German writer Heinrich Böll.

Simon and I have read this tale many times now, it is one of our favourites and reminds us that happiness doesn’t have to wait until retirement.  Continue reading

More Time With Your Children

Our Global Adventure

 

If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money – Abigail Van Buren Continue reading

Reality of the Aussie Dream

Our Global Adventure

I recently watched a YouTube clip of an interview with Australian, Tim Costello by ABC Radio. The clip was from 2012 and Rev. Costello was being interviewed about his book about ‘Hope’ that had recently been released. Tim Costello is absolutely one of my Australian heroes. I’ve never seen an interview with,  or read an article written by this man that didn’t cause me to pause and reflect on his words long after the interview was finished. I love that about a speaker. Rev. Tim Costello is a well known speaker on social justice issues, leadership and ethics, he is also the CEO of World Vision Australia. Continue reading

The Aussie Dream – Not Ours

It is with an enormous amount of gratitude that I can say we have been truly blessed to have been born and educated in the luckiest country in the world. When we lived in London and I became pregnant with Lucy, we made a decision to return to Australia to raise our family, because we wanted our kids to have the same wonderful opportunities that we’d had. So it is with absolute honesty that I can say that we are not turning our back on Australia, or the people here that we love. Continue reading

Funding Your Escape

5 Ways to Sell Your Stuff and Raise More Money

Australian Money

 We decided to start on the path toward Our Global Adventure back in July last year. Since then, in 6 months, we have sold $11,546 worth of stuff. And the best part is, we haven’t even missed it. Continue reading

Thinking of Chucking in the Rat-Race?

The Rat Race

Meet 6 traveling families who are out there, exploring the world with their kids, living the dream.

What they all have in common…

  • They all have children – yes it is possible to travel with kids!
  • They all had regular 9-5 jobs once
  • They all had houses full of stuff and bills to pay
  • They all had a dream, and worked hard to make it happen
  • They are all educating their kids on the road

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We’re Stuffed!

Yup, this family is absolutely stuffed! We’ve got more stuff than you can poke a stick at. We’ve still got so much stuff that I am worried about how on earth we’ll sort, sell, donate or dump what’s left when our house is finally sold. Our goal is to only own what can be carried with us in the luggage allowance for four people on an international airline, with just a few treasured possessions, (family heirlooms,  photos etc) that are to be left with family. So why such a dramatic goal? Continue reading