Evie and her 8-year-old daughter Emmie are doing life a little differently to most families. Over two years ago Evie quit her job, packed up her home and started an incredible adventure travelling the world with her daughter.
Evie said she made the decision to share this wonderful, nomadic lifestyle with Emmie, because she knew it would change both their lives for the better.
“I realised that in 10 years time my daughter Emmie wouldn’t thank me for installing a brand new kitchen and bathroom in our home, but she would thank me for filling her early years with amazing experiences, learnings and sights and sounds from around the world,” Evie said.
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Another day, another freaking zipline 🤣 This is the one in Cambodia where we ziplined over a waterfall (on my grid it’s the pic below this one), and then did a land crossing into Vietnam where we rode motorbikes from the border to the nearest town – AND THEN…I discovered our insurance had lapsed two weeks earlier. That really could have sucked. 😱😱😱 . Please tell me – and I know there’s gonna be some awesome ones here – what’s been your biggest mistake when traveling?!
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“Lucky, cause the reno money was all spent on flights, accommodation, adventures and experiences as we’ve travelled through Asia after leaving Sydney, Australia on 1 February 2016.”
Evie from Mumpacktravel
Recently, Evie shared a particularly moving Instagram story about why she truly believes that kids who travel will change the world.
These are some of her top reasons why travel is so enriching for kids.
1. They learn that while the world may be BIG it is not scary
Even in the most remote places, the poorest areas, where Evie and Emmie don’t speak the language and know no-one, they have been welcomed and treated with kindness.
2. Appreciating religion and culture
While travelling throughout Asia Emmie has come to understand and respect many different religions and cultures.
3. Making new friends
During her travels, Emmie has learned that friendship is everywhere.
4. They get to spend REAL time with their families
The bond these two share thanks to their travels is unbreakable and has created memories that will last a lifetime.
5. And spend time with local families
As a rule, Evie does not photograph local families but she loves to spend time with them and see Emmie learn about their lives and how we are all so different, yet the same.
6. They get to learn about nature and the environment
Emmie isn’t just reading about our world in textbooks, she’s seeing, feeling and living each experience.
All in all, Evie believes that children who travel will change the world by living a life with no barriers when they see the world is open to them and friendship is everywhere.
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