Is long term family travel for you?

elephant in ThailandIn the back of your mind you’re thinking you would love to quit your job, sell your house, and hit the road with your family. It would be wonderful to travel the world with your children, exploring the Egyptian pyramids, the Taj Majal, and maybe even make it to Timbuktu.

But then reality pulls you back – you need to be a ‘responsible’ parent and work 9 – 5 and take the kids to soccer practice in the evenings. Or do you really? Traveling as a family can be a fantastic experience for all members of the family – regardless of the age. For parents, the opportunity to spend time with your children rather than behind a desk is a gift. For children, the opportunity to see the world and spend their short childhood with their parents is the best gift any parent can give them.

Long term travel isn’t as expensive as you probably think it is. While you are thinking there is no way you could possibly quit your job and afford to travel, you might be surprised to learn just how cheaply you can travel for. We, as a family of four, travel the Americas on our bicycles for about $2000 per month. That’s less than $25,000 per year!

You, too, can ditch the normal, expected path through life to make your own way if you want. Take some time to research options and talk with others who have made the transition. There are as many ways to be a nomadic family as there are families wanting to do it. Live your dreams today!

4-Hour Work Week

Vagabonding

books by Nancy Sathre-Vogel

About Nancy Sathre-Vogel

After 21 years as a classroom teacher, Nancy Sathre-Vogel finally woke up and realized that life was too short to spend it all with other people's kids. She and her husband quit their jobs and, together with their twin sons, climbed aboard bicycles to see the world. They enjoyed four years cycling as a family - three of them riding from Alaska to Argentina and one exploring the USA and Mexico. Now they are back in Idaho, putting down roots, enjoying life at home, and living a different type of adventure. It's a fairly sure bet that you'll find her either writing on her computer or creating fantastical pieces with the beads she's collected all over the world.

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