Quit Your Job and Travel the World for a Year?

How to Make It Happen

What advice do you have for other families who want to do what you guys did?

Higham family at the Great Wall

John: You just have to make it happen.

September: There's no convenient time to take a year off. And there's just a small window when the kids are the right ages: old enough to understand the trip, but young enough so they're not yet in high school. And it doesn't have to be traveling around the world. You can drive cross-country or visit every national park.

And as far as finding the money to do it, would I recommend even taking out a second mortgage? In most cases, I'd say yes. You can save all your money for retirement and hope you have a grand time. But you'll never have that time with your kids again.

Ready to plan your family's escape? Check out John's forthcoming book: Armageddon Pills -- Don't Leave Home Without Them (and Other Lessons from a Family's Journey Around the World).

For more information about family world travel, check out the Highams' travel website:

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