I was browsing the Lonely Planet forum the other day and stumbled upon an interesting question: “Do you have any regrets about taking an extended family vacation?” The poster was considering heading out with her family for a year or more and was wondering if any of us would make a different decision now that […]
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One of the questions most people have when considering long-term travel is about the financial side of it all. We know we need to have the money available, but the logistics of finances of long-term travel can be a convoluted mess to try and sort out. I’ve written about this a few times, but I […]
“I’m tired, Mom,” Daryl mumbled as we pedaled a remote Oregonian highway. “I want to sleep.” “I’m sleepy too,” Davy added. John and I figured the boys were just whining – they were eight years old, after all. We figured once we arrived at a town park the boys would be off and running, because… […]
For many dreams, having a source of income that does not revolve around physically being present in a certain place is a must, but creating that situation can be difficult. It may seem, at first glance, as an impossible task, but I believe we’re all up for reaching our own personal unreachable star. I’ve met […]
This was us one year ago today At that time we were cycling through our very last valley before rounding a corner to get our first glimpse of Ushuaia – our target, our goal, our destination. It had been a long slog to get there. The most intense year of my life to plan and […]
There are many wonderful aspects of being a long term perpetual traveler. There are dozens of names for them – digital nomad, lifestyle design, location independent, world wanderer – but they are all basically names for the same thing: a person who travels the world with no plans to ever settle down in one place. […]
Long term travel is gaining in popularity in the United States thanks to the many websites encouraging career breaks or gap years. It seems that rarely a day goes by when I don’t hear about yet another family, couple, or individual shunning the traditional 9 – 5 path through life to head out for a […]
I am seriously hoping we are nearly to the end of this whole reentry process. I just want to feel settled. In many ways, we are now comfortably entrenched into a normal American lifestyle. The boys are doing well in their math and science classes taken through the public schools, they’re loving being a part […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
June 6, 2008 It’s time. We’ll fly out on Sunday – and I’m scared spitless. We’re doing the last minute things right now – getting the last of our belongings in storage, cleaning the house, and packing the gear that will go with us. It all just feels way too overwhelming. The other day I […]
What are we doing now?
Nancy is an artist and metalsmith making wearable art from recycled metal and antique components.
John is busy either hiking or planning his next long-distance hike.
Davy is studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Boise State University.
Daryl is studying Computer Science and Software Engineering at University of Texas Dallas.