As we plan for the future though, being mobile is up there on our priority list. We love to travel and move around and there is something about simplifying life that really makes this dream possible. We no longer own a house and we are free from debt! FREEDOM! Plus, our decision to home-school will make it really easy to pack our bags and hit the road. Of course, my husband will still need to work (no work from home job, yet!) but we can surely take advantage of his vacation time and work towards furthering our mobility in the years to come.
Right now I am loving the idea of travel being a huge part of our home-school journey. Learning about the world is so valuable and can teach so many lessons that no other experience can. I am also loving the idea of volunteering on the road so that we can contribute to many meaningful causes around the globe. Right now this dream still seems far off, but below are some ways that we are using our simplicity lifestyle to create mobility and work toward more travel.
Living with less-- Living with less just makes it easier to think about traveling or moving. Less to pack and less to worry about while you are away.
Apartment living-- It is no secret that we love apartment living. It is so simple. No need to worry about selling a house if you want to move, plus, no need to worry about finding someone to cut the grass if you plan to take a longer trip. Fewer bills to keep up with as well. It just works for us.
Saving funds-- Being debt free is a blessing no matter how you look at it, but one thing it does is allows us to save for the things we want to do and find most important. Saving for a trip is actually possible now.
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Passports ready-- Having passports on hand makes it way easier to plan a trip, especially last minute. For example, a few years ago a good friend of mine gave birth to twins...in England. Once the girls were born, I decided to visit. Luckily, my passport was still good, so a booked a ticket and was on my way.
Home-school-- This may not be for everyone, but it sure makes it easy to think about travel. No need to worry about school schedules and travel makes really good field trips!
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