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You Are So Lucky – An Insight Into Travelling Long Term.

It was just a regular phone call to our insurance company. “Hi, I’d like to update my payment details for our insurance please.” A “no worries” and tap, tap of the keyboard, followed by more questions and a few more minutes of tapping, and our records were updated. “I notice …

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The day it finally happened….

Even now, as I write this to you all, it seems surreal. Years of discussion, hard work, hard decisions, uncertainty, guilt and struggles both mentally and financially have taken their toll. I truthfully can’t remember the first moment we decided we were really going to go on the biggest ever …

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Hello 2014, Hello Dreams Coming True….

Hello 2014, Can I please tell you, right from the start, how pleased I am to see you! It’s not that 2013 was a particularly bad year, however, it didn’t really go to plan. A year not going to plan isn’t unusual of course, I’m sure it’s true for most …

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Once Step Closer – What Dreams Look Like.

The last time I spoke to you personally about what has been happening on our journey to travel Australia with kids, I shared the difficult reality that our plan to have no plan certainly hadn’t gone to plan! We’re still waiting for test results to come back for Matt, although …

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Travel vs technology are your family holidays affected?

It’s confession time. I’ve been known to joke that I check I have my phone on me before I check where my kids are, and I’m ashamed to say, it’s not an over-exaggeration. Luckily my kids are old enough to know not to wander far, but the fact they’ve seen …

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The Secret to Happiness Now

Walking away from a life that provides a fair amount of security and familiarity so you can travel Australia seems crazy to so many people that we meet. Heck, it seems crazy to us, and we’re the ones who have done it! But, what is really crazy is waiting around …

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Dreams of Family Travel: Breaking Up With Our Old Selves

A little while ago I wrote a guest post for Cassie over at The Flying Drunken Monkey about how I was feeling with the de-cluttering, selling and major changes that were facing us with our decision to embrace family travel full time around Australia. I’m reposting the blog post over …

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Selling Our Lives: Everything Must Go!

Tonight, the simple amount of $50.60 cents has changed our lives and sent us to a point of no return. A simple ad that reads something like this: MOVING SALE:  furn, tools,toys, camping,reptile, etc, 26&27Jan 8am         Just like that with a few strokes of the keypad, and an …

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Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a wonderful 2013 from our family to yours. May your 2013 be full of amazing family holidays! We thank you so much for taking this journey with us and we are looking very, very forward to what 2013 has to offer. We look forward to sharing the …

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The First Load To Family Travel Freedom

So this is it. Our first real step toward long term family travel. Look closely and you’ll see it. Doesn’t it look amazing? Ok, I’ll admit, it doesn’t look anything out of the norm does it? There is our car, towing our boat, nothing unusual about that….. except……. The boat …

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