Well Hello There!
Welcome to our page all about 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. And we are happy to prove them wrong time and time again. It’s simple really, and we are here to show you how it’s done.
And now we travel slow. Basically, we explore new places and find opportunities to world-school our two young children wherever we may be.
So in September 2020 we left our home in Dubai forever. This was not a simple plan, but it sure was an adventurous one. The goal being to explore the world, one country at a time on a very tight budget and make our savings travel far.
If you feel inspired by our story, why not join the mailing list or get in touch. You never know, dream a little and you may find yourself planning a gap year or slow travel of your own.
To see where we are in the world right now, check out our Instagram page for the latest on what is happening in our lives.