Hey there, we’re Nathan and Kirsty; dynamic husband-and-wife team, proud parents, world travellers and occasional romantic fools. But our life wasn’t always so awesome…
Not that long ago we both worked long hours while trying to raise our three kids. Two of our little treasures have special needs and or youngest, well, she was a precocious toddler! Our lives were filled with early starts, late finishes and weekends of lawn-mowing, house-cleaning and little opportunity for quality family time. We would go away to crowded holiday parks once a year for our vacation. We had a big house, two cars and a mortgage. We were living the middle-class suburban dream, but we just weren’t happy. The stress and pressure of it all resulted in Kirsty having a serious medical turn. We knew something had to change, so we started looking for new, better ways of doing things.
We prioritised our lives, worked out what was important to us (Our kids! Travel! Wellbeing! Laughter!) and made a plan to put these things at the forefront of everything we do.
We cannot stress how accurately this represents our family!
We have taken to heart the motto “Living smarter, being happier”. It’s meant some hard decisions and taking some risks, but we’re now on the way to living a life that is more fulfilling and rewarding than it has ever been before. And you can live smarter and be happier, too.
We aren’t going to tell you to sell your house, move to a tropical island, or live your life out of a suitcase (though sometimes we want to!), but we are here to show you how to get your life under control so you can travel better, longer and more stress free.
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