Currently preparing to explore our enchanting planet .
Welcome to our cosy little tribe, it’s awesome to have you here .
We are on Our Venture Beyond and we’d love to have you join us on what will push us out of our comfort zone, into a wealth of cultures and around our enchanting planet.
We will be creating a weekly video diary as a legacy for our children and to provide escapism to satisfy the wanderlust in all of us. Entering the unknown can be exciting, daunting, incredible and unnerving all at the same time and we want to share with you each little experience, each emotion. These experiences are what will define us forever more.
Why are we venturing beyond?
Good grades, good job, buy a house, settle down, get married, have children. Tick, tick, tick. Society’s expectations have been met. Did it make us happy? Some things, yes, but the ratrace has been veering us rather off grid for a long while now. We want to explore a simpler way of existence, living in the moment and soaking up Taormina and Wolfie’s childhood.
We feel the pressures of our culture can be suffocating and we spend so much time working that we have almost stopped enjoying life. Missing our children’s childhoods and submitting them to a similar slog once they reach their adult life is not something we can do anymore. We really want our children to have the opportunity to learn in an unbiased manner and to experience all that the World has to offer. Some may say they will be too young to remember but we don’t know where this journey will take us.
What we do know is that experiences shape who we will become .
Poppy has always been a bit on the wild side and Dan is indeed the level headed, realistic one in the relationship. Fortunately for us this works well and helps us evolve, we love to learn and channel our energy and thoughts into new ventures. Poppy suffers with depression and oddly this is one of the driving forces to our bold decision to rent the house out, sell Dan’s business and indefinitely travel the World. At the suggestion of this somewhat crazy idea Dan initially brushed it off but a seed had been planted and now we find ourselves doing something we only dreamed could be possible.
What are our venturing mottos?
Open Our Eyes – We consider ourselves open minded people but we want to take this to a new level. We want to open our eyes, our minds, our bodies to as much as our planet has to offer in a non judgemental way as we are eager to learn from it all. We want to feel the fear of venturing beyond our safety net, our home, our jobs and our day to day family lives.
Education – Never stop learning. We love the idea of our children being raised unconditioned by any particular culture and absorbing their own influence from each country they experience. It will be refreshing for them to be free to learn without any specific society pressures and in their own unique fashion.
Culture – Stepping out of traditional British society and into completely unique and polar opposite cultures will be humbling and we plan to focus our attentions on experiences with people living all around the World and sharing our raw feelings and reflections each week. Instead of viewing them from the outside we want to venture in, to speak to real people living real lives that are starkly different to ours back in England.
Nature – We are in awe of natural beauty and it’s something we want to soak up like a cat stretched out in sun. A big focus of our travels will be seeking out sights that we will never forget on land and at sea.
Ethical Responsible Living – We are a vegan family and we’re excited for both the joys and challenges of living our lifestyle around the World. We’d love to share with you all our foodie tips in different countries as well as how we maintain ethical and sustainable living when in countries where it is less prevalent.
Simple Living In the Moment – Living each present moment and having fun as a family are huge priorities. We yearn for a slower pace of life where we can take more time to listen to our children, their thoughts, their laughter and enjoy more time together. Ultimately we feel so blessed to have this time together, away from Dan’s long hours and parenting pressures. We will treasure it. We are also focused on wellbeing and exploring alternatives to break the shackles of Poppy’s battles with anxiety and depression and we will be recording a diary of progress here on the blog.
Meet Our Pack .
It was never my dream to travel until recently. I have always been focused on working as a tradesman doing what I thought was best but a few events in my life occurred and my eyes opened. I then questioned why I was working so many hours without any gain, time or hobbies. I also grew increasingly concerned at how little I spent with my family. I needed a change. I quit my job and a weight was lifted from my shoulders. It was always going to be a massive risk but what seriously can be better than spending time with your family, exploring the world, experiencing our adventures and working together. We are pushing our boundaries and venturing beyond.
It’s always been my dream to travel, you may have seen on my blogs that I’ve never felt I’ve put down roots and cliche as it sounds I feel like perhaps we were destined to live this dream. To explore, push our limits and experience the wildest things the World has to offer. I always thought that we wouldn’t be able to travel for a long time because of Dan’s work and then certainly once we had children I ruled it out for a couple of years. Then I started looking into travelling families and the fantasy resumed, I still can’t quite believe it is now a reality. As well as the strong urge to explore I love animals, nutrition, cooking and creating.
Hello everybody! I am super excited to see the World, we will we have so much fun and I can’t wait to have an adventure with my Wolfie. Mummy and Daddy forgot to mention Wubble. Where I go Wubble goes too and he’s so excited to fly around the World with me. I have an Instagram account where you can meet Wubble as I take lots of photos of him and my family with my new camera.
I’m pretty much like any regular Wolf Cub. I love my pack, especially the Alpha (mummy). I’m a little on the wild side and I’m always getting into mischief exploring but I’m also very loveable. Taormina says I have beautiful eyes and likes to get lots of photographs of me with her fancy camera but I just like to chew it. My big sister is amazing and we are going to have so many adventures.
We would love to hear travel inspirations, tips and ideas from you all. What are your favourite travel destinations? Should we visit the country you call home?