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How to Have Freedom and Change Your Life

We’ve been “Living the Dream” for 2 years now. We’ve been travelling full-time, seeing the world and spending most of our time together as a family while hardly working, other than on the blogs. Before we set off on this journey we weren’t rich, we were a very normal family struggling to make ends meet …

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What is Forest School? Worldschooling in London

We attended Forest School in London for 2 or 3 terms during our second year of full-time travel. We encorporated this fun, outdoor get together into our worldschooling, homeschooling or unschooling and it brought us together with other kids and families in our area while giving us a half-day in the woods once a week. …

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Travel is a Waste of Money: Discuss

A percentage of the global population think that travel is a waste of money. It had honestly never crossed my mind that anyone thought that way, until somebody on our Facebook page said that it had always been her belief. Gratifyingly, she went on to say that our adventures and enthusiasm for travel had played …

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Have We Thrown it All Away?

One of the reactions we received on announcing our decision to sell everything, quit work and travel indefinitely was: “You’re throwing it all away.” Were we? Were we really throwing away a great job, an enviable lifestyle and a dream home in a location that is considered paradise in Australia? Some people just couldn’t understand why we …

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This is The Beginning. Port Douglas to Kuala Lumpur

It’s been a very long two days, but we’re here, safe, comfortable and looking forward to a good night’s sleep.  I’ve Learnt a Few Things. The rate at the Travelex counter at Gold Coast airport is negotiable. I wasn’t impressed with the offered rate so she gave me a better one. Which was OK. You have …

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Port Douglas: Leaving it Behind.

This is my last week in Port Douglas, Queensland. Regular readers will know we are British expats and have been living in paradise here for almost six years. They will also know that it hasn’t always been paradise for me. I suffered badly with culture shock and found it hard to adjust. But goodbye Port Douglas, hello new adventure, …

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Planning Family Travel: One Week To Go!

In the words of my friend Gabi, I’m freaking out. Freaking out big-time. The boys and I leave in one week, James will follow on later, we are travelling without Dad for a while. So, how am I spending this last part of my life in Port Douglas? Wafting around sipping champagne and having farewell lunches? …

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