Awesome Blogs We Follow
Here’s a list of some of our favorite blogs about lifestyle design & family travel adventures. Click on the banners and links to visit their sites.
Families Traveling Now:
Our favorite blogs by families having cool world travel adventures right now. Until our next big trip, we’ll be living vicariously through them:
The Vogel family is biking the entire Pan-American Highway from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. When they get there, twin boys Davy & Daryl will land in the Guiness Book of World Records as the youngest people ever to accomplish this feat. Legendary!
Lots of great tips on family travel, homeschooling on the road, and travel gear, too.
Stephen, Victoria, Eve, Edward and Dickon are planning to head off from London on a round the world trip in November 2010, and we’ll definitely be following along.
This Aussie family (with 4 kids!) began their RTW adventure in January of 2010, with the goal of “uncomplicating our lives, stealing back a year and showing our kids how the rest of the world lives.” Sounds good to us!
Got Passport, Will Travel. Will Serve
Jack, Aye and young Emma are selling all their stuff and relocating to Thailand, where they plan to live small & give large while pursuing their BHAG and encouraging others to do the same.
8 Suitcases, 2 Kids and a Dream
Despite their blatant attempt to one-up us in the luggage department, we love this blog by a family from our home town of Dallas currently living in Mérida, on the Yucatan Peninsula. It’s a great window into the possibilities of an expat lifestyle.
Families With Recently Completed World Travel Adventures:
Dee Andrews just returned to the U.S. from a year living in Spain with her husband and 2 daughters. Their excellent blog is about the ups and downs of traveling, changing it up, and finding new paths. Good stuff!
The Cooney Family is in between world adventures right now, but their website is full of great stories and information. And if you’re contemplating a safari trip to Africa, they can help you with that, too!
Firth Family Adventure
This very adventurous family from Leeds, England completed their world tour in May of 2010.
We met Fernando and Gulaya in El Calafate, Argentina and have enjoyed following their adventures online since then.
Other Awesome Lifestyle Design / Travel Blogs:
These are all great resources for aspiring lifestyle designers. Many of them you’ve probably heard of before.
Tim Ferriss may have inspired our first adventures in Lifestyle Design, but Chris Guillebeau is the inspiration behind this website. It was while reading his manifesto in Thailand that I finally figured out who I want to be when I grow up. When his book comes out in the fall of 2010, it’s going right to the top of our recommended reading list.
Adam Baker is on a mission to help people get out from under their debt and start living their dreams. His blog is one of the most honest and transparent chronicles of real lifestyle design I’ve ever seen. You want actual dollar figures? He’s got em.
Betsy & Warren have spent most of the last 2 years getting rid of all their stuff and saving up for a 3-year RTW odyssey. Loads of great tips on how to sell your stuff, live more simply and get a more adventurous life in return. They plan to hit the road in October.
Experienced travelers and career break coaches Sherry Ott & Michaela Potter are trying to add ‘career break’ to America’s vocabulary. Their comprehensive site is full of inspiration and advice for getting out of the rat race – even if just for awhile. We’ve recently accepted their invitation to host Meet, Plan, Go! in Dallas on Sept 14, 2010. More on that later.
We got to meet Matt Kepnes during our stay in Bangkok – he gave us some great tips and turned us on to some awesome food. Matt was smart enough to ditch the rat race at an early age, and though his site is aimed more at the young backpacker set, there’s a wealth of information (and a growing library of useful products, too!) He’s the real deal – check him out if you haven’t already.
We’ll be constantly updating this list as we meet more awesome people. Feel free to nominate yourself or others in the comments.