I’ve wanted to write this post for a while. The bones for it have been forming in my mind, but I kept putting it off. My intention is to explain how it is that an ordinary family from Adelaide in Australia could find themselves where we are – in the middle of selling all that we own, to quit our jobs and travel with our children. But, the reason I have been putting it off is because it seems impossible to piece together. In other posts I’ve said how we’ve felt trapped by our 9-5 lifestyle and the ‘lightbulb‘ moments that Simon and I had and the feelings of stuffocation. In hindsight, the last 15 years have been like a jigsaw puzzle, and bit by bit pieces have come together to reveal the next adventure that life is sending our way. Continue reading
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
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
5 Ways to Sell Your Stuff and Raise More 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
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
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
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