2008-01 (Jan)

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Inspired - Around the World as a Family

Traveling around the world need not be limited to adults. Children, even the very young ones, don't need to be excluded from the experience.

These families are our inspiration! They share one thing in common: they are families of world travelers

  • The Fleming Family: They quit their day job and took the whole family for around the world trip for one year. They homeschool their children on the road
  • The Hacking Family: Around the world with their sailboat Ocelot over these past few years with their teenage son and daughter. They homeschool their children on water
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Traveling with Toddler

Many people considered that our last one-month trip to Mexico and Cuba has been a hard-core one. Meaning that people think that it is such an impossible journey, that many people would think many many times before actually committing into it. But I suppose traveling is so much our passion that we're willing to take risks and plan such trip. If money is not an issue, we'd like to travel all over the world!

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Travel Planning

Indi and I shared one common thing: We love to travel, to see and experience the world (*if money is not an issue). And with travel, we also share one common trait: we plan for it in detail.

Why do we plan? Easy answer: because that's our style. Some people likes to travel unplanned, arriving at the airport not knowing where to stay or where to go. But not us.

A more difficult answer would be: Because we want to minimize uncertainties and maximise our enjoyment. As much as possible we do not want to be bothered too much with logistical issue. Moreover, we lug our toddlers along with us, hence the need for proper planning. Here, we'd like to share with you our style of travel planning.

We did this for most of our trips, particularly the ones outside South-East Asia.


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Obsessed with Tracking Stuff

I think the sayings "What gets measured, gets managed" is quite true....

Tracking our expenses and transactions

We have been quite rigorous in tracking our expenses and transactions since the first years of our marriage. We log our expenses up to the cents.

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Our Dream Sailboat: Seawind 1160

It's been almost a year now since Rani and I started dreaming of having a Seawind 1160. This Australian-made 38-foot long (11.6 meter) sailing catamaran is definitely something that we'd love to sail together with our boys (and friends) across Indonesian archipelago.

What better way to keep the dream alive than watching this Seawind 1160 video:

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