ABOUT OUR FULL-TIME TRAVELING FAMILY
Now that you are visiting our website, let me tell you a bit more about our full-time traveling family!
In the winter of 2016, while we were visiting Thailand, our kids expressed the desire to “explore more of the world”. One might think, “It’s just the excitement of the vacation,” not in our family!
After trying to come up with all the good excuses not to do it, we realized there weren’t any. The only possible answer was, “Why Not?!” So our family’s dream of embracing a nomadic lifestyle and traveling around the world for 12 months started to take shape!
We decided to create this family travel blog with the purpose of sharing everything about the experience, our stories, images, and tips with others interested in traveling.
We also want to be honest and share the experience of traveling with 3 kids under 10. I know many are a little afraid and postpone for “once the kids get older”, but then they get older and are not interested in traveling with the family anymore!
You can do it! Sharing this experience with them opens their minds to the beautiful world we live in. Every age will have a different type of interest. We simply adapt like we do every day as they are growing up! I promise I will talk about the good and the bad, no sugarcoating!
Three months into our trip we realized that this was the best decision we could make. There is so much in the world to explore we could not stop after scratching just the surface. Instead of going, back after 12 months and settling somewhere, we decide to adopt this nomadic life in full. We became a full-time traveling family and are still on the road after 5 years! As to this day we are still documenting our travels in this blog, on our vlog and in books we are writing!
But let me tell you a bit more about each of us!
MOMMY – SARAH
You can find me usually running after my kids and taking their pictures. My family believes that my camera or iPhone are glued to my body! It is probably true!
Born in the USA but raised in Florence (Italy), where I met my amazing husband in 2008. We started our family and, after a couple of years, decided to move to Arizona and start over.
I have my own photography business now at The Nomad Photography, and I drive my kids crazy every day with all the photos I take of them. Can you imagine during this trip?!
What I love: my kiddos, being silly with my husband (I have never smiled so much in my life since I met him), cappuccino, brioches, sleeping in (it never happens, though), the sound and smell of the ocean, walking, bike riding, cooking, puzzles, playing board games altogether, reading (when nobody is around…..so NEVER), taking many, many photos and of course TRAVELING!!!!
What I love less: waiting, working out, when my kids don’t listen to me!
DADDY – MASSIMILIANO OR MAX OR MASS (pick which you want)
You can find him around fixing something that one of us broke……he is always taking care of us!
Born and raised in Florence (Italy), he is pure Italian!!!!
He is a healer who has learned many different techniques and is always in the process of learning more. Mass doesn’t follow traditional medicine but alternative because he believes that we have the power of healing inside ourselves. When people are willing to listen, he shows them the way.
Travel is in his blood; he often ventured out of the country to explore new places, then we finally made the big move to the USA in 2010. However, our travels around the world together are for sure his biggest adventure yet!
What he loves: his kids, wrestling with them and tickling them so much that they can hardly laugh, talking to people, being in nature, playing board games altogether, martial arts, healing, learning something new, sleep (when possible…..never!!!), and of course TRAVELING!!!!
What he loves less: impositions, negative thoughts, soccer (not very typical for an Italian), and too much technology (it makes us lose touch with one another).
You can find him reading an over 300-page book somewhere comfy in the house we are staying at.
Born in Florence (Italy), raised till 2018 in Gilbert (AZ), and now around the world.
When he grows up, he wants to be a spy, although, for his ability to argue, we think he could be an excellent lawyer, so maybe a spy lawyer, that could be interesting…..
Cosimo is very active; he has been doing gymnastics since he was 18 months, dances, and loves to swim, especially underwater, possibly with a whale shark! He is funny, intelligent, and very good with numbers. He also loves magic tricks! He has been teaching himself many in the past few years! He is planning on starting his own Youtube channel soon!
What he loves: asking a million questions, math, fresh mango juice, blueberries, cars, magic tricks, reading, playing board games altogether, family time, lasagna, fighting with his sister, and of course, TRAVELING!!!!
What he loves less: when we say no, waiting, chores.
You can find her upside down or climbing anywhere, just like a monkey.
Born in Florence (Italy), raised “for now” in Gilbert (AZ), and now around the world.
Her dream job is to teach kids how to go horseback riding. Her adventures in Bhutan were a perfect inspiration for this passion. Just like Cosimo, she too started gymnastics very early she was just a few months old and still loves it. She is a dancer too,, and for the last year in the US, she competed with her brother (they had their dance). Our travels have inspired her in many ways. She is now fascinated by sewing and making crafts from whatever she finds around the house. Emma is planning on starting a Youtube channel about it!
What she loves: panda, drawing, baby dolls, barbies, crafts, milk, chocolate chip cookies, brownies, making lists of everything we have to do, playing board games altogether, spaghetti, lasagna, new outfits and shoes, music, and of course TRAVELING!!!!
What she loves less: when she does something wrong, putting in order her toys.
You can find him playing with his cars in the strangest spots of the house!
Born and raised “for now” in Gilbert (AZ) and now around the world.
He still doesn’t tell us what he wants to be when he grows up; however, he tells us every day that he wants to go on a plane! For now, all we know is that he loves to dance; anytime he hears music or just someone humming a tune, he will start shaking his little butt; the rhythm is inside of him. He also always hangs around his brother and sister, ready to play with them.
What he loves: juice, being tickled by daddy, taking apart the board games we are playing, running, throwing rocks, cuddling, dancing anytime the music is on, dinosaurs, cars, his brother and sister, and of course, TRAVELING!!!!
What he loves less: when he doesn’t get what he wants when he doesn’t want to go to bed, and we make him anyway.