Introduction to the Sullivan Family
We are a family of six: Samantha, Paul, Jack, Tom, Lily and George.
We are just starting out on our world travel adventure, it’s a little bit scary and a whole lot of exciting!
We are originally from the United Kingdom, emigrated to New Zealand in 2002 where we worked and travelled for 3 years before the arrival of our eldest son in 2005. Two more children were born in Christchurch, New Zealand: Tom in 2008 and Lily in 2010. We have been homeschooling since Jack was 6 years old. We moved from New Zealand to Australia at the end of 2011. We have moved houses many times; 9 addresses in New Zealand in 9 years and that included living in a house we bought for 3 years!
We moved to Australia at the end of 2011 for a job which went from 18 months to just over 3 years. Whilst in Australia we welcomed our 4th child and 3rd son George to the family on Mother’s Day in 2013. At the end of that contract we returned to New Zealand to house sit for my parents whilst they went to the UK to visit my brother. We had no firm plans but ended up staying for a year whilst husband took on a job and we tidied our house up for sale (we had rented it out whilst we were in Australia).
The house sold in March 2016 and we immediately bought flight tickets to Kuala Lumpur!
We spent 10 days in Kuala Lumpur trying to avoid peanuts as Jack suffers from anaphylaxis. We then travelled to Malta via a quick overnight stay in Istanbul. We stayed in Malta for 2 1/2 months and then our next stop was the UK to pick up the children’s passports and renew mine. We had planned to stay in the UK for just a couple of weeks or a year we hadn’t quite decided what our plans were right up until we had confirmation the passports had arrived. We rented cottages near Newcastle, Lancaster and Durham and spent a week in Cornwall. As soon as the passports arrived it was decision time…so we headed for Gran Canaria for warmer weather and to learn Spanish of course!
We have been working on our finances, businesses and building this website so we can continue to travel for as long as possible and share our journey. We don’t really know where we are going or when but we will get their in our own time – no rush!
…’Going Where the Wind Blows’…
We do hope you will follow our adventures?
Have a look around – more to come!
Chief blogger & mother!
Hi, I’m Samantha and my official title is chief blogger but I also answer to “MOM!!!”
I love travelling – there is much I want to see in the world and share with my husband and children.
I am an Independent Phoenix Trader
I don’t want to wait until tomorrow to follow my dreams, when tomorrow may never come – life is too short to have regrets about the things you should have done.
Yes that is a carpet python not a scarf!
Chief money earner & technical wizard
Paul is my husband of 11 years and counting.
He is a walking library of historical facts and information which he loves to share with the children. We met at University on an Environmental Science degree.
Paul has worked in the Environmental industry for over 17 years in several countries. From little projects to multi-billion dollar ones. From hydrogeology to geochemistry to Project Management.
Paul is having great success as a currency trader and financing our adventure. Paul is in the process of creating his own website detailing his journey and how he has been consistent in the markets.
Lego Master Builder
Jack loves Lego.
His favourite food is gluten free pizza but he also quite likes trying new foods especially seafood.
He can spend hours creating on Minecraft.
Chief of smiles and hugs
Tom loves Lego and Minecraft.
Tom’s favourite food is pizza (gluten free of course).
The biggest brown eyes ever!
Lily loves fairies & mermaids.
Lily’s favourite movie is Frozen.
Lily loves dressing up!
Lily started walking and talking at 12 months and hasn’t stopped!
Lily loves babies!
Youngest son and chief tantrum thrower
George was born on Mother’s Day in 2013
George doesn’t talk much.
George loves to climb!
George is a typical toddler!