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What We’ve Learned from Full-time Travel & Why It’s Not For Us

At the end of August 2018, we embarked on a journey that I had craved my entire life. This journey was beautiful and messy and everything we need at that moment. Full-time travel had always been my dream. I remember when I was in high school, my plan after graduation was to drive out of town and when I found my home, I would just know. Then, I got married, had a baby, and that plan continually was pushed back.

My desire to live on the road never went away, though. This was something I wanted not only for myself but also for my daughter. And, to be honest, it still hasn’t gone away, even though we have made the decision to not continue traveling full-time (more on this in a bit). 

Selling everything and leaving home was one of the best decisions we made. In a short time, I learned so much about myself, my passion for travel, and my mental capacity. We gained more clarity in a month and a half than I had during any other part of my life. There are many people who will not (and do not) understand our decision, but I am at peace with that. We have to live our best lives and sometimes that means shifting and changing as we grow.

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Answering Your Full-Time Family Travel Questions

It was about 2 months ago to the day that we made the decision to head out to travel full-time. This wasn’t a new idea to Kendall and I, but it was something that we had been working towards happening several months down the line. However, life brought some huge change and we made the decision that there was no time like now to go. 

There are so many questions we have gotten from friends, family, and people who are beginning travel themselves. I made the decision to answer some of our most asked questions. 

Why Travel Full-Time?

Traveling full-time is something that we have been working towards for a really long time, though we weren’t always sure what it would look like or if it was realistic for our lives. We love the idea of experiencing places that are vastly different from what we know and expanding Marie’s worldview. We want to travel slowly, truly spending time in a location and experiencing the local scenes. We want to connect with people all over the world.

As we begin our travel journey, we don’t have it all figured out. We have our Fall planned, but that is about it. We are looking forward to the experiences that will come that we don’t see coming right now. 

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Our Travel Photography and Videography Gear

As we prepare for our adventure of traveling full-time as a family, I wanted to share with you the gear we have and the gear that we are saving up to hopefully get soon.  Taking good photographs is not only important for having amazing memories, but it is also something that is vital as we create art and travel content full-time here on my blog, YouTube channel, and Instagram account. So, if you’re interested in what we are taking with us to photograph and film our adventures, this list is for you! You can simply click on the image to see more information about it.

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Gear we are taking

Canon 60D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm lens

 
I got this camera several years ago for portrait photography. You can now purchase it at a steep discount, but it is an older model. If you are interested in the updated model, you can get that here. 
 

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