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Montana Family Moves to Europe

Getting to Go — Montana Family Moves to Europe

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If you have been watching our social media feeds or know us in person, then you know we are in the midst of selling our house, most of our stuff, and moving to Europe for a year. I could tell you all about it here, but I am going to let Henry’s videos do the talking.

We started with an announcement.

And then an update on our status.

And our most recent video, in which we are actually “getting to go.”

We paid for our year in Europe by selling our house, freelance writing, this blog, selling stock footage, and our YouTube channel. There are a lot of people doing the same things and financing it in different ways. Here’s how one couple gets paid to travel.

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18 thoughts on “Getting to Go — Montana Family Moves to Europe”

  1. Watched your videos, subscribed! As I mentioned to you on fb, my husband and I spent 4 months traveling all over Europe, what an experience. Public transportation is definitely the way to go, you don’t need a car! Traveling light is a must, remember you’ll be carrying all your possessions. You’ll also discover real fast that small town experiences are the best, we spent very little time in big cities, not to mention how expensive they are too. Shop farmer’s markets for great local foods, also cheaper than eating out all the time. One tip for you, try not to arrive at a new destination on the weekend, lots of shops, services are closed. I can’t tell you how many times we did that, finally learned! What a great experience your giving your kids, showing them the world, seeing that people are all the same no matter where you go. All the best!

    1. Thank you for all the tips and your support! I wouldn’t have even thought of stores being closed on weekends. Sundays are pretty quiet around here, but Saturdays are wide awake!

  2. First of all, thank you again so much for putting up with your old biker uncle this past July in the midst of preparing for this most awesome adventure yourselves. I am so pleased and excited that a major step in your journey is complete…selling the house. Having sold a few ourselves, my only suggestion is not to get attached to anything except the personal items. Clothing, furniture, pictures, tools, STUFF can all be re-acquired upon your return AND by doing so wil decrease you storage costs. Karla and I will be taking a river cruise next September so we should catch you and the boys still in Europe and we’ll pass along that itinerary as soon as we book it and hope we can connect in one of the city ports we stop at along the way…that would be so awesome!
    We love you and wish you the best of happiness and got d fortune along the way!

  3. Congratulations! This will be fun to watch and live through your travels and watch
    the family grow. We will miss you too!

    1. We are not experts on that, unfortunately. We are mostly living off the sale of our house right now, with a little from stock footage sales and freelance writing. The Digital Nomad Wannabe site is great for finding different ways to make money online.

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