The Unfettered Family

Unfettered (adj.) — Not limited by rules or any other controlling influence; Free, unrestrained.

Horseshoe Bend

Page, Arizona

Welcome to The Unfettered Family!

We are an American family of 4 who are preparing to jet off on a global adventure in the Summer of 2020. We are selling all of our possessions. We are leaving the comforts of the life we’ve known behind. And we are trading it all in for the opportunity to live more freely traveling the world together as a family. 

As we embark on this journey, we are hoping to:

  • Create lifelong memories that draw us closer together as a family unit.
  • Develop a greater appreciation and respect for the world around us and its people.
  • Build a sustainable, location-independent lifestyle that allows us the flexibility to continue pursuing our passions for years to come.





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 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.

Happy travels!

The Gillespie Family

Latest blog posts

Wailea Beach Resort: Review

The Wailea Beach Resort by Marriott is a newly-renovated beachfront hotel in the luxury South Maui community of Wailea. We had the opportunity to visit this beautiful property in the summer of 2019 as a part of our three-week Hawaiian adventure. In this resort review, we highlight all the reasons why we believe the Wailea Beach Resort is a perfect option for families with kids traveling to the island of Maui.

The Reserve at Paradisus Punta Cana: Resort Review

The Reserve at Paradisus Punta Cana is a 5-star, family-friendly all-inclusive resort in the popular beach destination of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. In 2017 it became the first international destination that we visited as a family of 4. In this resort review, we highlight all the reasons why we believe The Reserve at Paradisus Punta Cana is a perfect option for families with kids.

Isla Mujeres Destination Guide for Families

Isla Mujeres, Mexico is one of our favorite places in the entire world. With beautiful beaches, a laid-back authentic Mexican vibe, great dining options, and wide variety of attractions and activities, there’s truly something for everyone here, which makes it the perfect place to visit with kids. In this Isla Mujeres Destination Guide, we walk you through everything you need to know to plan an amazing family holiday on Isla Mujeres.

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