Meet the Morgans
We are the Morgan family. On December 15, 2014 we decided to sell up the things we own, change the direction of our lives and take our four children travelling for a year. Those original travels and adventures took us travelling non-stop around the world for 16 months. We took it one step further and documented all of our travels through this platform.
This website and the social media platforms related to it have been created as a Journal and Blog of our experiences. We share our thoughts, anxieties, fears, loves, up’s and down’s. Our invitation is for you to follow our journey and our decisions, as we have made travel a priority for our family. Our blog starts with our very first big decision where we sold everything and travelled for 16 months and continues to this day on our continued travel adventures
Why make a Website?
We feel blessed and this is in no way shared to be boastful. We expect to learn many lessons as we travel and we share those lessons here. We are creating this for anyone who has an interest in family travel and for those who have limited funds. Most importantly we have created this for ourselves. We want to remember what we are thinking at a particular time and place in our lives.
The place our children would call home is Perth. Australia has been good for us.
Originally we are natives of New Zealand. Born and Bred in New Zealand and proud of our Indigenous New Zealand Maori heritage. Among the many reasons why we decided to document our travels was to help us connect with other indigenous cultures, other families and travellers. We feel a duty to document our travels for people who are fearful of what they think might happen but want to do the same. We stopped worrying about what people thought might happen to us 34 countries ago.
We have four children, our girls are aged 14 and 12 and our boys, 11 and 6. We travel together, for better or for worse. Today our home is where ever we are together and our house is mostly 7kg carry-on luggage.
What we have for you
This site is our experiment for you, it is a blog and a journal of our experiences. At times it will be about ‘where we went and what we did’ and on other occasions it will be about ‘How we feel and what we have learned’. This site is not backed by large corporate dollars (although we would love that) but on occasion we do provide sponsored post for companies and/or businesses that host our family.
Our Travel Philosophy
A typical scenario for us ……… We were unwilling to spend the big bucks on a lift pass and equipment hire in New Zealand for my children. So, we spent the day snowboarding the roadside drain and then walking back up the road.
Our new born baby sat in the car watching from the warmth of the heater and mum had the BBQ going. Sausages were sizzling and milo cooked all day. Cheap day out and an activity that no travel agent will ever advertise for…. Here’s to having fun and laughing at how cheap we are….. And so the trend continues. Live it cheap, live it happy, nothing wrong with sleeping in a hostel and eating rice. Sometimes you can have your cake and eat it too. Sometimes you can’t.
The magic of the internet allows us to share with family, friends and people like you our travel experiences. If you want to join us in daily conversation you can join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+ or even receive post to your inbox. It is hoped that in sharing this we can encourage more families to spend time together where ever they are. Having children is no excuse to stop any of us from discovering our beautiful world.