LIVING LIFE WITHOUT RESTRAINT
The Unfettered Family
Unfettered (adj.) — Not limited by rules or any other controlling influence; Free, unrestrained.
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Welcome to The Unfettered Family!
We are an American family of 4 who at the outset of 2020 made a life-changing decision. We sold all of our possessions. We left the comforts of the life we’d known behind. And we traded it all in for the opportunity to live more freely and explore the world together as a family.
Then a global pandemic occurred, and we were forced to temporarily abandon our dream of full-time travel abroad. But in spite of the challenges that COVID-19 created, we refused to let it hold us back from still embarking on a different sort of family adventure.
Over the past year, we’ve been road-tripping across the Western U.S. and exploring all the natural beauty and outdoor adventure opportunities that America has to offer. And along the way we’ve able to:
- Create lifelong memories that have drawn us closer together as a family unit.
- Develop a greater appreciation and respect for our great nation and its people.
- Build a sustainable, location-independent lifestyle that allows us to continue pursuing our passions for years to come.
As the world begins to emerge from the throes of the pandemic and as society continues its transition into a “new normal,” we still hold onto hope that one day in the not-too-distant future we’ll be able to jet off to exotic destinations around the world as we had originally planned. But for now we’re just grateful to be safe and healthy and for the opportunities we’ve been given to continue living our dreams during this unprecedented time.
We have created this site as a source of inspiration and encouragement for anyone interested in exploring the world with kids.
As we travel the globe as a family, we will be documenting our journey on our Family Travel Blog. We will also be publishing a variety of travel resources to assist other families in planning their own global adventures!
We are super excited that you are here, and we invite you to join us on this epic adventure!
If you’d like to connect with us further, please consider joining our email list. You can also follow us on our various social media platforms. Or feel free to post your comments as we share new content along the way.
The Gillespie Family
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