From the decree — all over the world: the mother of two children has visited 88 countries and is not going to stop thereBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/from-the-decree-all-over-the-world-the-mother-of-two-children-has-visited-88-countries-and-is-not-going-to-stop-there
A decree from a dull routine can be turned into an exciting adventure, and 35-year-old Karen Edwards from London does just that. A woman travels with her family around the world and shares vivid impressions of trips with her Instagram followers. Children discover the world together with their parents while at home.
Find out how much money the British use to organize their family trips from our material.
A mother of two children from London spoke about how she and her husband manage to live, constantly traveling around the world. Many are jealous of their lifestyle, but the couple had to work hard to organize their life on wheels.
35-year-old Karen Edwards and her 34-year-old husband Shaun Bayes have already visited 50 countries with their daughters. Five-year-old Esme and two-year-old Quinn accompany their parents everywhere.
More than 100,000 users have subscribed to the TravelMadMum traveler's page. The woman says that they often live on trips with the funds received for writing travel reviews and active activities on social networks.
Karen claims that their travels are more work than entertainment. They have to make a lot of efforts to make life comfortable in constant movement from place to place.
The couple were planning a trip to Asia when they learned that they were expecting their first child. After consulting, they decided that they would not postpone the venture and would take the newborn baby with them. The young mother, instead of sitting on maternity leave, packed backpacks and went with her husband to discover the world. They rented out their London apartment and lived on the road on maternity money.
Karen started her own blog, where she posted a review of trips. A woman gives useful advice to those who go on a trip. She recommends the best destinations and describes various travel-life hacks, for example: how to fly on a plane with a small child. Her advice is very popular. Now the British woman receives a good income from blogging and can finance trips with the money earned on Instagram.
The family has been traveling constantly for 4 years. They have created a website where they share their experiences with other traveling parents.
Sometimes social network users ask spouses to go to a certain place and make a review of it. For this, grateful subscribers also send them money. The couple cooperates with some brands and travel agencies. They take part in campaigns for environmentally friendly travel, supporting the ideas of recycling and recycling. Travelers post advertising reviews on their website, which also helps to finance their trips.At first glance, it seems that their life is a fairy tale. Nevertheless, Karen and Sean put a lot of effort into organizing their work. They take a lot of photos, meet with marketing groups and spend whole days shooting videos and picking up hot headlines for their notes.
With the accumulated money, the couple bought an old American van, which is now being repaired for future trips. They plan to ride it from London to New Zealand.
The biggest advantage of Karen's job is that she can write reviews whenever she wants, spending a lot of time with her daughters. The blogger is in no hurry to post material on social networks and on the site, taking care of its quality. The couple spent about 10,000 pounds (about 803,500 rubles) on family travel during the decree. The British woman admits that it is difficult for her to save money because of her passion for travel. A family of four spends more money than bachelors.
Karen says that social networks have become an oversaturated market in which there is a strong rivalry. To make a profit from blogs and websites, you need to stand out from the rest and win the attention of millions of subscribers. The woman started her blogging career without knowing anything about CEO and Google ratings. She recommends that beginners find information about it on the Internet.
At first, the blogger had about 60 — 100,000 followers on Facebook. A lot of users were added when they started writing about the history of their family travels in online publications. Popularity grew like a snowball, attracting even more people.
The travelers are planning their next trip in April. They want to go from London in your van and drive to New Zealand. The couple will visit France, Serbia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, China and many more countries along the way.
Seven-year-old Esme already needs to go to school, but her parents decided to transfer her to home schooling. They consider this option the most acceptable for their family. The couple are engaged with their daughter in reading, mathematics, writing and phonetics, and also teach her skills that will be useful to her in life.
Karen says their daughters are very sociable. Young travelers have gained a lot of experience traveling around the world, and are not afraid of change. They got into various adventures, including being surrounded by baboons in India and living in the Maasai tribe in Kenya.The busy life of a British family of travelers is impressive, but few would risk leaving the comfort of their home and going to the end of the world with two young children. To lead such a lifestyle, you need to be in love with wandering and not get attached to a certain place of residence. Karen is happy to share her experience of organizing family life on trips with everyone and urges not to be afraid of difficulties, discovering the world in all its glory.
Traveling is always cool, especially if you have a loved one next to you. Young Britons decided to change their usual way of life and went on a trip of a lifetime. They have already traveled half the world in a minibus, which they turned into a cozy family nest on wheels.