The Family World Adventure Begins with Caring Bees!

Good Day from down under, New Zealand style!!!

Yes, we made it! ¬†What an amazing journey we started and can’t wait for what each new day may bring ūüôā

To catch you up a bit, I have been writing a lot about our experiences and lessons learned, but realized, this would be quite lengthy to post through the blog….so, I guess I will be writing a book in the future!

Anywho….Here is a “quick” synopsis of the preparation, the flights & arriving in New Zealand:

As you can see by the above images, we started packing and then ran out of luggage for the rest of the stuff.

Below are images during the estate sale. ¬†Everything was pulled out and displayed for the sale. ¬†We had a great turnout, even for the rainy, cool days. ¬†We have to thank Leslie, Will & Melanie @ Strictly Business for their amazing job getting things to move. ¬†Their two weeks of hard work paid off….thank you!!!

After the day’s sale (3 days total), since the kid’s beds were sold, they created forts to sleep under for the night ūüôā

Then, here is what the aftermath looked like from the sale, which all remaining items went to a local donation charity:

Finally, now to move our stuff to the hotel. ¬†Should be no problem, right? ¬†Wrong! ¬†It took three trips to the hotel to move everything out of the house. ¬†Needless to say, there was more “shedding” in our future!

Ugh! ¬†Finally to the hotel for a peaceful night sleep….

And…..were off! ¬†Jet setting across the world!!!

We rented an RV (aka Caravan, as New Zealander’s call it) and headed off towards the beach! ¬†Sounds easy, right? ¬†Uh, not really. ¬†It took us two days parked somewhere in Auckland just to get adjusted to our surroundings, learn how to drive on the opposite side of the road, get internet connections up and running and recover from “jet lag”. ¬†But once that happened, the adventure started up again!

All in all, it was worth each step to land where we are right now. ¬†Our future is bright and beautiful…we look forward to sharing more! ¬†To keep up with our updates, don’t forget to follow us at:

Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr & Twitter!!!

Items on my blog To Do list:¬† posting the kids blogs, more beautiful scenery images, what we have learned so far from our local beekeepers, etc… ¬†If you are interested in asking us a question, please do! ¬†I may even answer it in a blog post, too!

Give bees a chance….don’t use pesticides…

‚̧ Terra

 

How to have the ULTIMATE Family Travel Adventure!

Hi and welcome to CaringBees.com!!!!  Thank you SO much for joining/following our exciting family travel adventure!

So, you are probably wondering:

“Who, what, when, where, why and how is this family traveling?”, right?

Well, the actual question I ask back to you is:¬† “Do you want the short or the long version?”

Here is the short version, sort of:

Who?
Let me introduce you to the adventure team:

Fritz – our team spirit

Terra – our motivator

Ky – our researcher

Kai – our marketing guru

What?
Caring Bees was created because our family is passionate about our health and discovered Manuka honey, specifically, to have amazing versatile natural caring/healing properties, above most other foods and herbs!  Also, we have great concerns about the future of our lovely bees and would like to look deeper into this issue, find out what we can do to help and share with the world!

When & where?
Now, 2015-16!  To New Zealand, Australia, Fiji then who knows where else!!!

Why?

Bees are the most important insect in the world.  If they die, we will be left to manually pollinate everything, in order to survive.  Our goal is to bring awareness to this utmost important issue and also research ways each and every one of us could help around the world!

As for personally, we do not want to live with regrets.  The timing is right for us and we feel, if we do not take the opportunity now, we might not have the chance to do so in the future.

And what are you going to do after that?¬† Well, the future always¬†brings opportunities, so we are excited for all of the possibilities!¬† Worst case scenario,¬†after our great adventure,¬†we¬†could come back and start over. ūüôā ¬†We would rather live with having an amazing experience traveling, learning and educating the world and coming back broke, than to watch the days pass by, wishing we had tried.

How?

Selling our “stuff”, will give us the money needed to get going.¬† We will also be looking for online ways to create additional income and sponsorships, to continue our work of learning and spreading the word about the delicate bees.

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The longer additional version:

Why?

РEver since I was a young child, I dreamed of traveling the oceans, like Jacque Cousteau.  I am a huge advocate of making childhood dreams and passions come true (my Uncle tells me, all of the time, I need to be a motivational speaker).
– We would like our children to experience other cultures and to further their understanding of the world.
РI would love for my husband to have a break from overworking and spend more time with the kids.  He has longed for this, since they were born.
– And, one of the biggest issues¬†affecting all living things seriously¬†needs our attention…our planet’s bees…

What about the kid’s schooling?¬† The answer is: homeschooling.

Homeschooling allows us the freedom to travel, yet gives an opportunity for the kids to learn in a larger platform environment.¬† More on homeschooling in future posts ūüôā

I hope this gives you a well rounded sense of the who, what, when, where, why and how ūüôā

Our next posts will document some of our steps taken to prepare for such a journey and how you might be able to use our experience for your family’s next adventure ūüėČ

Give bees a chance…

‚̧ Terra

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