Hi, I’m Brandon Pearce. In 2009, after creating my first successful online business, Music Teacher’s Helper, my family and I decided to leave suburban America, sell all our “stuff”, homeschool our kids, and travel the world together. This blog is about our adventures and what we’ve learned in the process.
In January 2010, we moved to Costa Rica, and from there explored much of Central and South America. Our third daughter, Aysia, was also born in Costa Rica. In November, 2011, we moved across the world to Asia, and ended up settling for a while in the small town of Ubud on the island of Bali, Indonesia, while continuing to look for other home bases.
We often get asked what our favorite places are. We each have different ones, but Ubud (Bali), Japan, Barcelona (Spain), and Victoria (Canada) come up regularly as some of our top picks.
Traveling and living abroad has been an enriching and life-changing experience for our family. We’ve enjoyed learning about other cultures and languages, and our minds have been opened and expanded through the new ideas, friends, and various challenges we’ve encountered. We’ve also grown closer together as a family and as individuals than we would have if we had just stayed home where everything was familiar.
Because my business is online and managed by a great team, we have the freedom to travel and live where we choose, and to do what we want with the majority of our time. We feel very fortunate to have this opportunity, and it’s something we’ve worked hard for years to achieve. I hope what I share on this website will be an inspiration to others who wish to do something similar.
I now fill more of my time with creative pursuits, reading and pondering, working on new product ideas, writing music, being with my kids, traveling, and trying to enjoy each moment to the fullest. Everyone has different goals and desires, and a different idea of what constitutes a full and happy life. This website charts our journey of living the life of our dreams. I hope it helps you to live yours.
Here are links to some articles that explain more of what we’re about:
Here are a few interviews that summarize more about our story, our process, our values, and our lifestyle.
Also, be sure to check out the personal blogs from two of our children.
Also, people say travel changes you. I think it did in our case. Here’s a before and after shot.
At the Alhambra
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