Hi, I’m Brandon Pearce. In 2009, my family and I were living in suburban America feeling somewhat unfulfilled and stagnant in our personal growth. I had recently created an online business, Music Teacher’s Helper, and we realized we were not bound to any location for work. So we decided to sell our house and all our “stuff”, homeschool our kids, and travel the world together as a catalyst for personal growth and new experiences. This blog is about our adventures and what we’ve learned in the process.
In the past 6 years, we’ve visited over 30 countries, starting with Costa Rica, where our third daughter, Aysia, was born. And we’ve grown especially fond of a few places we like to spend more time, such as Victoria (Canada), Ubud on the island of Bali (Indonesia), Barcelona (Spain), and Japan.
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 writing, working on new product ideas, creating 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.
Two of our kids also have blogs, and one has a YouTube channel for her music.
People say travel changes you. What do you think?
At the Alhambra
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