When we were in Canada for two months last summer, we had this crazy idea of changing our life around and traveling for a couple of years. When I wrote this post about it, deep inside I already knew that we were going to do it.
So yes, we’re currently selling EVERYTHING we own (we already sold the bed and are currently sleeping on a mattress on the floor… very Montessori ;-), we’re moving into an AirBnb apartment near Oliver and Emily’s school in March, and on the 24th of June we’re leaving Spain to travel the world.
It’s actually the first time that I write down this plan publicly, and… it terrifies me!
But that’s the thing about change: the cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. When you think about a big change in your life, you need to shove the fear aside—all those “buts” and “what ifs”—and only think about the treasure, whatever it is.
So, where are you going?
We decided to spend the first six months in Europe (because there‘s so much we don’t know and so many different cultures we’d like to experience), and in January 2020—what an amazing number to start an adventure!—we’ll take off to Asia.
And always following the sun, of course.
Why are you selling everything?
When we were in Canada with only two big luggages and none of our everyday comforts, we didn’t miss anything. Sure, we’d have loved for every AirBnb to have our great blender to make smoothies or our climbing frame for Oliver and Emily to be the monkeys they are, but these are all things we can live without.
We only need a bunch of clothes, a couple of shoes, our passports and we’re good to go.
Is that all you’re taking?
Pretty much. And our foldable bikes and the kids’ Woom bikes. We realized in Canada that bikes take us almost anywhere and are way more convenient than any other way of transport. So we’ll attempt the bike life.
What about your dog?
This was a very hard decision and one we thought long and hard about. Colbie is not going to come with us, and we’re currently looking for a lovely family who will love her as much as we do.
I’d have never thought I’ll be one of those people who give up on their dogs (because I’m not a hypocrite and I recognize that’s what we’re doing), but she was the only “obstacle” keeping us from traveling the world. Sometimes you have to be willing to make hard decisions in life—it’ll be extremely sad for us and the kids to leave her and for her to see us go.
And now I ask you, have you got more questions?
Ask away in the comments!