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How to finance long term travel (with advice from many bloggers)

How to finance long term travel? It all comes down to priorities. The other day I was talking with a friend. “I would love to travel like you do,” she said, “but there is no way I could afford it.” She was decked out in designer clothes and Coach handbag and I knew she drives […]

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Need help saving the cold hard cash you need to live your dream?

Let me guess. You want to pursue your passion and live your dream. You want to head out to travel the world or go back to university or open your own business. You want to look back on your life someday and say, “I lived life on my own terms!” But you don’t have the […]

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How we afford long term family travel

I don’t claim to be a financial guru – not even close.  I won’t even claim this post will have any information that might be helpful to you in planning your own family adventure.  What I will claim is that what I write here is totally honest and is how we managed to travel for […]

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How can you live your dream?

How does one go about living their dream? How do you make the decision to buck the traditional demands of society to live that dream that’s been floating around in the back of your mind?  How do you go about throwing away everything you’ve been raised to want in order to make your own way […]

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A traveling lifestyle: The result of wise choices or luck?

Are we just really lucky that we can manage to travel long-term like we’re doing, or is this lifestyle the result of wise choices? I think it’s a little bit of both. As I think back upon my 50 years on this planet, I can think of many events that, ultimately, led to my being […]

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How Do We Pay for our Extended Family Trip?

It’s the financial aspect of a journey like ours that leaves most people scratching their heads in wonder – how can it be possible to pay for a multi-year family vacation?  Although I don’t claim to be an expert in planning long-term family trips, I guess I am somewhat of an expert seeing as how […]

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Details on how much our extended family trip cost?

What does it cost to travel as a family for nearly 3 years on bicycles? That’s a good question. It also happens to be one of the hardest questions to answer.  I encourage you to read my article about how to afford an extended family vacation first, then come back and read this. I can […]

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How to Take an Extended Family Vacation

In the back of your mind you’re thinking you’d love to drop out of everything and take off to travel with your family for an extended period of time. C’mon – admit it. Maybe you aren’t interested in doing it on bicycles, but in a boat? Or on horseback? Or RV? Walking? Running maybe?  Or […]

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