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

Simon’s Story

Whilst Gina has experienced a series of “light bulb” moments, I can say that my journey has been more like an emerging dawn. For a long time I’ve had this feeling , this nudging from inside that says “there is more”. For the best part , I thought that meant riches. The car, the job, the house and the things. As we set about building our suburban life, I dedicated myself to being the provider of those things, just as my father did, along with just about every other father I know. We built a home, purchased cars, wired in 5.1 surround sound.
But that nudging inside. It didn’t subside. Continue reading

So What’s The Plan?

I'm Running Away and Joining the Circus

The night that Simon and I discussed selling the business, we had a long talk about the direction we wanted to take our family. We discussed the parts of our lifestyle that we wanted to change, and the dream that we had for our future. It sounded a little like this… Continue reading

Gina’s Light Bulb Moment – Part 1

How did we get here?

Baby Lucy, conceived in London, born in Adelaide 2002.

Baby Lucy, conceived in London, born in Adelaide 2002.

I don’t mean our physical location, that part is easy… We’d been living and travelling overseas, a baby was on the way, and it was time to go ‘home’ and grow up. Fear was setting in, “We can’t have a baby on the other side of the world!” “I can’t have a baby in THIS hospital, this is not what Australian’s are used too!” 8 weeks later and 7 months pregnant, we boarded the plane heading home to Adelaide in Australia. We found jobs, built a house, bought another house, had another baby, started a business, and BOOM! 11 years later… How did we get here? Continue reading