Sometimes we feel just stuck. Stuck with a job which may not be our biggest passion in life or with having to fit everything in to the kids school schedule. We feel stuck because of the payments for all the stuff we, for some reason, have gathered, or with a life that just isn’t exactly what we had expected it to be, and now we don’t see a way out of it.
We were there too. We had our own company which took all of our time (and more it seemed). We drove the kids to a school where they spent their days actually neither gathering much knowledge nor learning the precious skills of socialization. We rebuilt and refurbished our huge old house in a never ending scheme. We didn’t have any time to just be together and have fun, do things we really loved, or to be with friends. We also never seemed to have enough money.
When we got to the point where we’d finally had enough, we got rid of our company, sold our house, took the children out of school and just left.
Our first long journey
Thus began our first long term journey, as we spent 5 months in a campervan touring Europe all the way to southern Spain.Along the way we had many adventures. However, it wasn’t always easy, and when we arrived at our destination it was with a sigh of relief.
We had done it! We had taken ourselves to a new place, both geographically but especially mentally! To us, that was the big turning point. We have been on many long term trips around the world since then, and we’ve never gotten back into the 9 to 5 Rat Race or into the school system. We have, to a very big extent, lived the life we have chosen to live – our life.
For us, as for thousands of other people, what took us from where we didn’t want to be to where we wanted to be, was leaving everything behind and setting out on a long journey.
A life transforming journey that totally changed our perspectives and our ideas on what we wanted out of life. This trip provided us with lots of time, many new meetings and inspiration and energy to start all over again.
It is possible for you, too, to travel and get perspective on your own life and we’re here to support you as you take the necessary steps to go on that life changing dream journey. As you give yourself time to just be, you will also find adventure, excitement and peace of mind. Not only will you spend time with yourself and your loved ones, but your life will be full of new, interesting people and inspiring situations
Doing some Extended World Travel is one of the absolute best ways to start off a new life.
A shorter journey may give you a welcomed break, but once you get back you will most likely soon find yourself back in the same old situation again. But with a longer journey, you have the possibility to let your life take on a new direction if you choose to. Extended travel is perfect if you wish to make a major shift in your life to a “new” you, or find your way back to the “old” you that you may have lost along the way.
We believe this quote by Jeffrey Kottler, PhD, therapist, teacher and traveler, sums it up perfectly:
“Traveling can bring out parts of yourself that can’t be accessed any other way. Always looking for more efficient and effective ways to promote personal changes, I realized that most of the constructive growth I’ve undergone in my life has not come from books, or the classroom, or even therapy, but from traveling – especially the kind of trip that involves not just the search for new experiences in the world, but also the time and inclination to look within”