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This blog is about our journey as a traveling family. We are “The Hibbles,” and we are a fun, loving, adventurous family who love to “switching gears” and changing the scenery. Geoff is Australian, and I am American. Typically, we are “on the treadmill” of life in either America or Australia working away. However, every once in awhile…we reach a “tipping point” and change directions-we go against the grain! We then decide to grab life by the horns and shake every bit of fun, experiences, challenges, goals, accomplishments out of it we can possibly do.
We have been traveling since the children were young and decided to do our first huge adventure November 1, 2011 when they were just 2 (Stella), 11 (Ethan) and 15 (Connor). We toured for 1 year around North America in an old motor home that we named “Big Rig.” The journey with our family together was so amazing we decided to do it all over again, now, four years later (Aug. 12th, 2015). Only this time we are traveling South Africa and South East Asia.
Much of our travel is done on a budget and learning where to go and what to do by word of mouth. We consider ourselves “middle-class” working Americans/Australians doing extra-ordinary things. Traveling doesn’t only have to be for individuals or couples. It can be for families too. I have many goals on this trip, but one of my goals is to: inspire you; share with you what we have learned from traveling; show you how our family managed to travel and work and educate; encourage you to keep fear at bay; the tricks of keeping teenagers engaged and kiddos happy…. and much, much more.
This blog is the reality of the true trials and tribulations that occur with our family. You will find honesty laced with a whole lot of humor.
More importantly, as you read this blog, I hope you laugh out loud until you get a stitch in your side, dream, wonder, be curious, live, and make the impossible possible. I hope you comment often (it’s like a warm hug with every comment I receive =) or ask any questions of how I might help YOU!
Thank you for tuning in…. I can’t promise you where in the world we Hibbles will be next month, but I can promise you one thing…. it will be a fun ride…so sit back, relax and enjoy!
Robin and Family