LIFE IS CANVAS
What is it really like to move your family to a foreign country? What does it take to leave your friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors for any amount of time longer than a typical 1 – 2 week vacation? Where do you go? How do you find a place to live? What does it feel like once you get there? How do you establish a new normal? I don’t know what it was/will/would be like for you and your family, but I can share what it has been like for ours.
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The Uncommon Dream Family
About UsEllen and I met at a language school in Cuernavaca, Mexico in 2004, married in 2007, and had our 2 children in 2014 and 2016. Along the way, we’ve worked hard to live on less while still honoring our desire to travel and lead fulfilling lives.
For us, this has included returning to Mexico for a year, retiring early in 2016, and spending our first two winters with our children living in Cuenca, Ecuador.
In January of 2019, we’ll set out to slow travel through Central and South America for 15-18 months before returning to northern Colorado in time for our son to start elementary school.
The purpose of this site is to share some ideas and resources that we believe could support others looking to chart their own uncommon course through life.
We’ll also chronicle our slow travel adventures as a family, hoping it may serve as an inspiration and useful reference for others while being a satisfying record for us to reflect on years from now ourselves.