A few years ago my wife and I decided we were finished with our hurried lifestyle. We were always racing. Between work, school, and everyday routines - we were done. We were sick of rushing out the door, pushing food on the table, and just missing out on life. So, we decided to make some changes.
1) We minimized. We got rid of pretty much everything we didn't need and we stopped shopping. Once we had less in our life to worry about, we had more time to spend with our family.
2) We paid off our debt. We made every penny count and put all our efforts into paying off what we owed. As soon as our debt was gone, the possibilities grew.
3) We decided to travel the world. We wanted to totally break free from our uncomfortable comfort zone. Unbeatable experiences, time, freedom, education - this is what travel offered us.
Our Goal: To design a simple, sustainable lifestyle that affords our family the opportunity to travel the world, spend time together, and help others.
This blog chronicles the ups and downs of our quest to achieve this goal.
About Our Travel Plans
We launched our travels on January 13th, 2013 and are currently on an 8-month road trip around North America. We're camping, catching up with family and friends, and visiting all those adventurous places we've always wanted to take our kids.
Many people often wonder how we plan on paying for our travels. We're not rich, but for the past few years we have worked hard to simplify our lifestyle and pay off our debt. We'll now be able to afford to travel for a few years and learn how to sustain our travel lifestyle as we go.
We also travel on a pretty strict budget. For us, long-term travel is about adventure and discovery, and traveling on a budget pushes us to get creative and appreciate what we have. Many think that budget travel is limiting, but we feel it's actually the opposite. Traveling on a strict budget pushes us outside our comfort zone - and that is exactly where we want to be.
About This Site
I try to keep this site as simple as possible. No ads. No banners. Just good stories and information.
I created it to help myself, my family, and you, but also to meet lots of interesting people who want to make change happen.
If you're looking for some help or need some advice on travel, change, or blogging - I'm happy to help. Email me at Justinmussler at gmail.com and I will do my best to help or get you connected with someone who can.
And if you have tips on this site, I would love to hear them as well.
We're the Musslers. Just a regular family of four on a big adventure.
We are really glad you're here and look forward to connecting with more people who are also in search of a Great Family Escape.