Family Abroad

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Welcome to FamilyAbroad.com !

We are so excited to share our journey with you!

We are the McClure family, a Texas family of five with origins in Mexico and the United States.

You will see both our successes and our failures and hopefully, you can learn from them both. Or, just follow along to see the places we go, the beauty we see, and the things we do.

If you are reading this post, it is probably your first time here. For that reason, we created this “Start Here” page to help direct you to some of our very best resources. All we ask from you is to have patience as we build up to our content – I promise that it will be well worth the wait.

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We believe in our family motto, “More Stories, Less Stuff”. And even though it took us a while to get to this point, it isn’t rocket science. Stories do not come from possessing stuff. Stories come from experiences. Buying things can be great, but at some point, they put us on the merry-go-round of needing to work just to pay for stuff. We figured that if we simply spend less, we would have more time to play, explore and create stories.

We want to tell stories about the people and places we visit. Stories about new adventures, cultures, and ways of life as well as hidden landscapes, beautiful mountaintops, and to-die-for beaches. From tiny villages to spiraling cities, we will be searching for more stories.

See below how each one of us answered what this motto meant to them:

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As you can see by the answers below, this quote resonated with each of us. For me, the selling off of all of our stuff, while a bit painful, bought us freedom. Freedom from payments, freedom from upkeep and freedom from worry. Ultimately, it has helped to give us the freedom to live out our dreams. So, batten down the hatches

As far as selling off our house and our “stuff”, I have found freedom. And as much as it sounds morbid, I know that when it comes my time to leave this world, my kids won’t have to go through all of our belongings because we have already saved what is important and discarded everything else. Such an exciting time to live out the challenge of this quote!

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To me, more stories less stuff is really about how to live your life. Most people settle, find a stable job, have a family, and generally don’t, in my eyes, live their lives to their fullest potential. My point of view tells me we should sacrifice stability in search of adventure and fun. I don’t want to work at a desk job sitting on my butt all day for 30 years of my life, I want to see the world, share it with people, and most importantly have no regrets. I am in a very fortunate spot where I have never been in a tough situation, but I still think these are words to live by. You can’t get true happiness, especially over time, if you only get satisfaction from useless clutter. Live your life your way or you’re not living life at all.

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I prefer “More Stories, Less Worries” because it rhymes better than “More Stories, Less Stuff” and because on our adventure, we will be creating more stories and worrying a lot less.

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If you want to know just who this crazy family is that sold everything to travel the world, be sure to check out our About Us page. While you are there, read more about our plans for traveling as a family. Including homeschooling, and how we are planning to “Slow Travel” (and why). Feel free to drop us notes and introduce yourself. We want to meet our readers.

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If you want to know just who this crazy family is that sold everything to travel the world, be sure to check out our About Us page. While you are there, read more about our plans for traveling as a family. Including homeschooling, and how we are planning to “Slow Travel” (and why). Feel free to drop us notes and introduce yourself. We want to meet our readers.

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Look, the beginning is exciting and fun, but it also means less content. So, while you are at the very beginning of our journey, the content will be building as we travel. I promise the wait will be worth it as we will be producing content in so many ways. Writing, by video, photography, and through social media.You will be getting a glimpse of our day-to-day struggles as we adjust from “normal” life to a “Not Normal?” life. You will be with us as we learn about schooling online and on the road! And you will be with us as we learn more about how to earn money online. So, stay tuned because the best is yet to come – literally!