After spending one whole year as a full-time travelling family (wahoo!!) and having spent 359 days of this in Southeast Asia, we thought we would look back on the good and the bad.
WOW – what a whirlwind last 10 or so days. We are now in our fourth location in NZ – Auckland, Nelson, Dargaville and finally One Tree Point. This is our last stop before heading back to Auckland tomorrow for that one way flight and the start of our awesome world adventure.
Well, that’s a work wrap folks and who knows how long for….
Hi, my name is Lincoln and I’m 8 years old. I was in Year 4 at Green Bay School in Auckland, New Zealand, but now I have finished at this school and my family and I are going to travel around the world. I had my last day at school on Thursday and I felt sad and happy.
They say “money makes the world go around” for us it should be “money makes us go around the world”. Although, before we even confirmed if four years of family travel was possible we invested a lot of time into ensuring it was financially viable for us and not just a pipe dream. We were in the fortunate position to own a house in Auckland, which because of massive recent capital gains in the value of houses, we are able to fund our world adventure, hopefully without going completely broke
This post is inspired by a little chat I was having with Lincoln the other night before bed. He had asked “how many more sleeps in our house before we go?” So we talked about that and a few other things that made us realise that the next 6 or so weeks will go by so, so quickly.
So here are a few of our countdowns we have on the go at the moment before the 6th of May 2017 arrives….
Now that we have our flights booked it’s interesting to look back on what we have achieved over the last few months and how much planning and research we have done (and still continue to do). I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s always great to have something to look forward to and plan towards; whether it’s an upcoming holiday, wedding, new kitchen renovation or a major life change, it really gets you through the slower parts of life; a long cold winter, bad breakup, bad patch at work or just day-to-day life in general…. And planning this massive family adventure was definitely enough to keep our minds fully focused!!