If you have ever thought about hitting the road or taking a vacation for a week or two you know how hard it can be to just travel with the bare essentials.
You always bring too much and have to leave some things behind because there just isn’t enough room in your bags.
Add three kids to the mix, inventory and stock for a travelling home based sleeping mask business and the fact that you don’t have a home anymore to live in. AND…………
HOW MUCH STUFF DO WE TRAVEL WITH?
The result is a laundry list of some pretty unique problems. We have to bring as little as possible while still keeping the things we need with us for up to 3 months at any given time. Every once in a while, we head to our storage unit outside of Boston Massachusetts to switch out our things. Clothes for summer or winter, different toys or board games, misc. items we don’t need all year round. It’s a pain, but somehow we manage and it all works out.
I never thought I could live like this considering the life we used to live. But you’ll be amazed what you can do when you put your mind to it.
In case you are new hear and don’t know our story, here’s a recap of our situation. It’s very, very, very condensed…..
After losing our jobs in California and being unemployed for a couple of years, we left our home in search of jobs on the east coast in August of 2010. We ended up staying in Montreal for almost a year where we decided to forget looking for jobs, invent our own and try to create a lifestyle that lets us travel with our three kids while growing our online businesses.
Well, it’s summer now and we left Montreal to see my husband’s family for the summer. After summer who knows. France? Costa Rica? A full time job somewhere?
Stick around to find out what happens and how we handle long term unemployment and get a rare chance to rebuild our life from typical suburban family to adventurous vagabond family all while trying to keep a home business afloat, start 2 new internet businesses and raise 3 kids on the road.
p.s. If you have any comments, I would love to hear them. Even if it’s just to say HI.