We have been travelling the world as a family for exactly ten months. Within that time we have visited endless countries and slept in beds, sheds, and in vehicles that I wasn’t sure we would come out of alive. I’m not going to go into the ins and outs of where we’ve been and what we have done, just know that our long-term travel lifestyle has been incredible; I feel as though we have been to the end of the earth on a cloud. If you want to know how to live a life of travel then I could write a book. (more…)
This guest post was submitted by Heidi Hayes on behalf of Sharon F.
As travellers, we are often asked how we afford to travel. Sharon tells us how she found the money to fund her travels by being an egg donor.
This is her story.
I believe when a teenager graduates high school and immediately begins their college years, it can lead to mental burnout. (more…)
We have been travelling the world with our two teenagers for almost eight months. To us, it was a dream that we had been nurturing since the children were babies. Not only were we desperate to travel, but we were also adamant that we would share that experience as a family. And so we made it happen. But what is this travel longing? Why do people travel? And why are some families more addicted to travel than others?
If you are thinking of travelling, be it around the world or on a two-week holiday, then know that not only will you need to make room in your case for a change of clothes but you will also need to make way for a new set of views. Travel changes your perspective of the world in the most incredible, positive ways imaginable. (more…)
Self love. It sounds a bit ‘woo’, doesn’t it? Self-love is something that we encourage our friends and kids to practice daily, yet when we are asked to apply it to ourselves, we start to get uncomfortable and try to make a joke out of it. Carrying out a few self-love exercises on a regular basis might be just what you need right now to help get you through a new phase of life that you are finding hard (and actually smile and enjoy life again!)
Before you begin the process of renting your house to another family, shifting your whole life into the loft so that you can live out your latest dream and travel the world for a year with your family, you will wrongly assume that you are living a sort of normal, clean, unattached life.
You will have this illusion that possessions mean nothing to you, that you’re a hippy chic that could wipe around her relatively clean and tidy house with a bleachy cloth and be out of the door and on the next plane to Florida before the sun sets.
And oddly enough, other people will have this misconception of you too.
They will come round to your house for dinner, see a clean-on-the-surface house; but will never be allowed to venture into the bedrooms.
They may see a dog that has just been walked and so doesn’t sit there with her teeth chattering when someone picks up her ball.
Or they might see kids that have just been rolllocked and warned that if they get their phones out at dinner there will be hell to pay. And finally, they will see a husband and wife that always seem so relaxed and chilled but who actually downed half a bottle of rum before you arrived.
You and I have a lot in common. Let’s be friends. (more…)