This is me and my free range family… you’ve probably guessed by now that we like to roam the planet (free range style) and explore new places. So let me tell you about who we are and how we ended up travelling the world.
In the Beginning…
…there was just the two of us. Two kiwis (New Zealanders for those who are picturing the fruit right now), bound for Dubai. Sure we had a bit of a plan, but nothing quite like the grand plan which has subsequently developed.
Dubai was fun, we found family in friends and we worked our asses off every day (well almost). But amidst the hustle and bustle of the busy city life we quickly found the need to get out to explore new cities, countries and cultures whenever we could. You see, Dubai is fast paced. You’ll have heard the famous old saying…
“Work hard, play hard.”
This is certainly true for most residing in this vibrant city. Consequently, we found the need to spread our adventurous wings and journey far and wide. The kind of travel we were seeking? Anything, from back packing to comfort, adventurous to chilled. To put it simply, we just really loved travelling… it was the two of us, and the world!
Change is Inevitable Right?
Before long there was child number one. And then, you guessed it, child number two. Did this mean a complete adjustment to the way we travelled? It most certainly did not, we embraced a free range family lifestyle. Sure, there were friends who said we were crazy for continuing to travel to the extent we did, circa children. And we are happy to prove them wrong time and time again. It is simple really, and we are here to show you how it’s done.
And so now we have decided it is time to slow it all down.
We have a plan! In August this year we are leaving our home in Dubai forever. This is not a simple plan, but is sure to be an adventurous one. It involves exploring the world, one country at a time and which we’ll need do on a very tight budget. Our family plan is simple – travel! All the while, explore new places and finding opportunities to world-school our two young children wherever we may.
Update: Thanks to ‘The Rona’ (as it is affectionately known in our home) our plans are on hold. We will monitor the situation… and when the world is ready, we will be too. Our bags are packed! But check out our weekly blogs to catch what we are up to while we wait… we’ll regularly share stories of the journey leading up to our exit. And we thank you for joining our free range family!