Our family of seven has stayed in more than 20 different homes through AirBNB, across 12 countries, and over 40 days. It’s our preferred form of lodging. No other other type of lodging we’ve used has compared, and I’ll explain why.
How to actually afford to travel and where to go.
The “5 Ps” say “Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance.” That’s true, but when it comes to finance, I say, “Calculated Proper Planning Prevents Overspending,” or C-3PO. If you live by that phrase, your finances will be golden (ok, I’m done).
We’re a family of seven, so it’s hard for people to imagine that we do anything “minimally” or “lightly.” And of course, any time someone hears that we strive towards minimalism, we get the jokes about how we’re not minimalist when it comes to children.
A gap year can be one of the most memorable years of your life. If you plan it right, it can set you up for lifelong success. But it shouldn’t be worrisome. You shouldn’t feel like a failure if you haven’t got your entire life figured out at the end of it.
Our family loves to travel. We’ve been traveling Europe for the past few years, since we live there, but we’re just as excited to get back to the States and continue our travels. There’s just too many amazing things to see in the world.