Dear reader welcome to our blog, we are not sure how you found us, but are glad you did!
We have been travelling the world non stop for over 3 years and we hope that you learn a great deal about how we are using the sharing economy to home swap and World School our way around the globe.
So far we have completed over 60 swaps in over 16 countries across 4 continents and we are still going strong!
If you are on the verge of making a huge life changing decision yourselves we hope you get some much needed validation and confidence to see that it can be done, and yes with kids!
A brief back story of our life is written below with a great TED talk to watch too, follow the tabs above for more in depth information.
Taking the leap 8th March 2014.
After living and working in Singapore for 15 years we came to the sudden realisation that something was broken, life wasn't what we wanted it to be and we faced some monumental decisions. Ultimately we decided to leave a country we called home and sold almost everything we owned, we took our 4 kids out of school and jumped on a plane.
It was a very hard decision to make and one we agonised over for many months, but sadly it had become obvious to us that we were not spending enough time together as a family and wanted to slow our lives down a little to enjoy life whilst the kids were still young. After reading 'The Four Hour Work Week' by Tim Ferris (5 times in as many months) we found the confidence to go for it.
This decision bought up many questions in our own minds as to how we could make this work, four young kids out of formal education seemed like a real deal breaker at first. We started to read about and contact other families that had made the same choice and listened to success stories from parents who were homeschooling their children, slowly we began to realise our dream was in reach and something that the kids would benefit greatly from.
After all, what kid wouldn't want a year out of school to travel, explore and learn through experience?
Being a great lover of TED talks we are always scouring the site for great talks. At an amazing opportune and key moment during our decision making process we came across a great presentation by Adam Baker, detailing how he and his wife, who had literally just given birth, sold everything they owned to follow their dream of gaining their 'freedom'.
Enjoy the video!
Below is an article that Dan felt compelled to write after getting tired of seeing such wishy washy travel advice posted on random websites or travel pages of tabloids.
Hopefully there are some nuggets of information in there for you!
19 Awesome Travel Tips!
Dan interviews the worlds most travelled to find out their secret hacks to long term travel.
Click the picture to read their answers!
In The News!