What happens when you sell your home, quit your job and travel the world for a year? With his wife and two small children, Luke Hilty left corporate America to live out of a backpack – changing diapers in fifteen countries. Luke and I talked about his inspiration for this embarking on this adventure and why it was important to go “all in” and not just take extended vacations while anchored to his life in New York.
He shares highlights from the trip, including waking up a house full of bats in Bali and renting a house that felt like the set of a horror movie in France, as well as what he learned about himself through leaving it all behind and spending 24/7 with his young family.
He also shared what he learned about himself on this journey, and what was absolutely true for him. And that is that spending time with his children is the most important thing in the world. What seems like a nightmare to me, spending endless days and nights with two small children, was his dream. I love my daughter more than anything in the world, but could never imagine being in close quarters with her for an entire year. It left me wondering if I was missing out on something, if I just had more patience I could find joy in spending that much time with my child.
What do you think? Would you want a year of doing nothing but traveling with your family? Listen to the conversation with Luke, then let me know if sounds like your dream – or your nightmare.