We (Nikki and Rebekah) have been together for over 13 years and married for 10, we have two daughters Darcy (9) and Kitty (almost 7), neither of us have ever done any travelling like this before!
We decided to take the time to go now to experience a life removed from the normal routines of school runs, jobs and household chores and we believe it will not harm the girls' educations to miss one school year, in fact we think it will give them an amazing alternative education. We fully believe that life whizzes by so quickly and that we need to take opportunities when they arise and this trip gives us an amazing chance to see the world and make so many memories that we will share as a family forever.
We are selling, storing or donating as much of our "stuff" as we can but we do plan to come back so not everything is going! Our daughters have so many toys and clothes and we want them to see that they can survive with a limited supply of both and that people in the world have far less. We are also embracing the notion of carrying everything we need, trying new things and taking a break from our phones!