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So, finally they’re on the road! Our friends, the Reichert family, have now left old jobs and schools behind them and are now full time travelers! After having dreamed about it, talked about it and worked hard for it, their new journey (in every aspect) has now started.
We’ve just had them visiting on their way up north. And not just north btw, but about as far up as you can get on this earth, northern Norway.  If you’ve been following us here you probably know that for this family, it’s all about oceans and photography and this passion is what will be leading their way now.  They have now taken the leap to live on what they love and their first project will be to meet with a marine biologist in Lofoten and do a project together with her. I think this is so great and when they were here, we talked a lot about all the things you can do and learn from when you travel together full time as a family. How everybody can participate on different levels in projects and fill a function, how what you do feel “real” and how your family feels “whole”.  I also love how Gabi, the mother, expresses it when she talks about how they’re into this together, all five of them, which, in the world of photography, obviously isn’t  the most common thing, and if people don’t like that, too bad for them…
We ourselves have done many, (well, most) things together as a family and it has been interesting to see peoples surprise many times when they expect you to be there as one adult and we turn up all five of us 
Well, I’m really looking forward to see their new photos. If you haven’t seen what they have done before, you must have a look at some amazing pictures here, in one of our previous posts about them.
By the way, Gabi, the mother, recently won a very big photo contest with one of her seaweed pictures (I wasn’t to surprised )
To me, it’s just so inspiring to meet with people who take what they love so seriously so they take the leap. I think it’s fantastic, and courageous; to actually leave a safe income, school, family and friends to do something more with their lives than just living an everyday life (and longing for something else) and I wish them everything good on their journey. May they find great places and people along the way, sell loads of pictures that’ll give joy and inspiration to others and just have lots of fun together!
For more pictures check out their blog (and if you read German you can also follow what they write )

So, finally they’re on the road! Our friends, the Reichert family, have now left old jobs and schools behind them and are now full time travelers! After having dreamed about it, talked about it and worked hard for it, their new journey (in every aspect) has now started.

The Reichert family – full time travelers

Full time travelers – Gabi, Gunter and the kids Esra, Noah and Ami with their campervan just leaving our place to travel up north

We’ve just had them visiting on their way up north. And not just north btw, but about as far up as you can get on this earth, northern Norway.  If you’ve been following us here you probably know that for this family, it’s all about oceans and photography and this passion is what will be leading their way now.  They have now taken the leap to live of what they love and their first project will be to meet with a marine biologist in Lofoten and do a project together with her. I think this is so great and when they were here, we talked a lot about all the things you can do and learn from when you travel together full time as a family. How everybody can participate on different levels in projects and fill a function, how what you do feels “real” and how your family feels “whole”.  I also love how Gabi, the mother, expresses it when she talks about how they’re into this together, all five of them, which, in the world of photography, obviously isn’t  the most common thing, and if people don’t like that, too bad for them…

We ourselves have done many, (well, most) things together as a family and it has been interesting to see peoples surprise many times when they expect you to be there as one adult and we turn up all five of us :-)

Well, I’m really looking forward to see their new photos. If you haven’t seen what they have done before, you must have a look at some amazing pictures here, in one of our previous posts about them.

By the way, Gabi, the mother, recently won a very big photo contest with one of her seaweed pictures (I wasn’t to surprised :-) )

To me, it’s just so inspiring to meet with people who take what they love so seriously so they take the leap. I think it’s fantastic, and courageous; to actually leave a safe income, school, family and friends to do something more with their lives than just living an everyday life (and longing for something else) and I wish them everything good on their journey. May they find great places and people along the way, sell loads of pictures that’ll give joy and inspiration to others and just have lots of fun together!

For more pictures check out their blog at www.blog.5reicherts.com (and if you read German you can also follow what they write :-) )

One of Gabi’s photos

One of Gabi’s photos

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Since I wrote the blog post: “Have you ever thought I want to Change my life“ I have suddenly realized how common this is. We have received feedback confirming this idea, which is maybe not so unexpected. But I have also bumped into to it more unexpectedly a number of times.
Moose
It is of course the well know phenomenon that, when your attention is focused on something you suddenly start to notice it everywhere. I am sure that people who say that “long term travels change my life”, have been all over the place before as well but I haven’t noticed them.

Marcus Eldh www.kolarbyn.se

Marcus Eldh www.kolarbyn.se


So the other day Maria and I were attending a presentation about how our local town could become more attractive for tourists. The man doing the presentation was himself active in the tourist business running Moose Safaris and Wolf Howling Tours and having the time of his life. He was very passionate about what he was doing but it had not always been that way. He started by telling the story about how he had spent too many years in schools and at university studying subjects that didn’t ignite his spirit. But when he finally got his diploma he gave it to his mom to hang it on her wall and took off on a 6 month journey to South East Asia. And it was during that time he discovered his true passion.

So this was truly a man who’s life changed by long term travel!

Jo Nesbø - www.jonesbo.com

Jo Nesbø - www.jonesbo.com

Another example was when I read about Jo Nesbø, a Norwegian author of crime novels. He’s quite famous, at least here in Scandinavia but also in many other countries, since his books have been translated into more than 20 languages.

He has not always been an author though. Prior to writing his first novel he was successful in the stockbroker business and also active playing music in a band. But that life was so stressful and was wearing him down so he just had to take 6 month off. He left for Australia, as far away from Norway he could get. Already during the flight the first novel came to him. He spent the 6 month finishing the novel and when he returned to Norway he went to his boss and explained that he didn’t have time to work for him any more. He was not going to wait like his father, who had died two years earlier, just after he retired and before he finally would start writing the book he had within him.

So you see, another person’s life changed by long term travel.

We are sure there are many, many more stories like that out there. We will be sharing them with you now and then since we find them very inspiring ourselves. And if you know of any or if you have a story of your own, let us know through the contact form here and we may tell the story here or maybe even let you do it yourself.

Photo of Moose: Roine Magnusson – www.roineimages.com

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