I hate talking about me let alone writing about me, but I guess you’re expecting me to tell you something about myself right? I suppose you want to know why travelling fulltime was my dream? This is an about me page after all….
So here goes…
We moved towns a lot when I was a kid so ive always been a bit of a nomad. My family eventually settled in the Midland’s (UK) when I was 14 but I still managed to move house 7 times before I had Francis & Evie. I find staying in one place for too long really frustrating, I always have the urge to explore and I love to travel. My husband calls me a hippy.
I was an avid traveller pre kids and marriage; racking up visits to Spain, Malta, Egypt, Thailand, Brazil, France, Holland, St Lucia, Barbados & The Grenadines. My husband shares my passion for travel and we soon ticked off Mexico (where we got married), Switzerland, Tobago and the USA from our bucket list. We then bought our RV ‘Lucy’ back in 2013 so we could road trip Europe and the UK, in the school holidays. This just fuelled my thirst to travel even more!
Before we made the move to Germany in March 2015 I worked as a specialist in the recovery of sexually traumatised children and young people, it was damn hard work but I loved it. The only problem was that the job was so demanding that I ended up spending more time with other peoples kids than my own. Something had to change.
I had cancer in 2005 which resulted in my kidney being removed, 2015 was going to be a significant year for me, as 10 years on I would finally be classed as cancer free. It was also the year that I would celebrate my 10 year wedding anniversary with Gav. 2015 had to be marked in a big way.
I needed a plan. So in 2014 I started to spend most evenings scouring the internet for stories on families who travel. I thought it could be possible but wasn’t sure it would be practical. I found World Travel Family pretty quickly and soon became hooked on their posts about taking their kids around the world. They were exactly where I wanted to be, on the road, exploring the world with their kids. Perfection.
Travelling fulltime – How did we make it a reality?
I wanted to make the leap into travelling fulltime straight away, but we didn’t have stacks of money saved in the bank to fund that kind of lifestyle. I knew that I couldn’t stay put in the UK for long enough to save what we needed, now that I had my head firmly stuck in the clouds of wanderlust, so we needed to come up with something in between.
So, we became campsite couriers in Germany in March 2015 (read more about that here). I have a new country to explore for 9 months, lots of time with my kids and my life is virtually bill free, so I can save enough money to travel without working during the winter months.
Now I can stay still, for a while….
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