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Udreamido is a collection of thoughts, stories, photos and videos by The Burchett family as we travel through Latin America in 2015, 2016 and hopefully beyond.
We are a family of 4 from Sydney, Australia: mum, Rach; dad, Gary; kids, Amalia (currently 12) and Ruby (currently 9). Gary and Rach have both travelled extensively throughout Australia, South East Asia, China & Europe, and we have done a bit of travel in the South Pacific, North America and Africa. We’ve backpacked, flash packed, mid ranged and five starred. We’re fairly intrepid, and love it all 🙂
In June 2015 we sold our house in Little Bay in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and on the spur of the moment, rather than buy a smaller house for a bigger mortgage, we decided to pack up our lives and buy a one way ticket to Mexico. Gary and Rachel both left great jobs working in television, choosing life and experiences over work (for a while).
We have no set itinerary. Instead, we have started our travels on the Central Pacific Coast of Mexico, with the loose plan to meander through Mexico, head to Cuba and then travel down through Central and South America. We have budgeted for about a year or maybe a bit more, backpacking on a low – mid range budget. This is our first extended back packing trip as a family, although we have travelled with the kids to China, Thailand, Cambodia, Vanuatu, Fiji, Bali, USA & Europe (with Amalia as a baby).
This adventure is about a number of things. Most importantly we want to reconnect as a family and spend quality time with our kids. We also want to re-open our eyes up to the possibilities of the world and maybe explore different paths after nearly 20 years of working in the media. For the kids, we hope to give them an education that reaches far beyond the classroom, and open their eyes to the wonder of the world, along with giving them an appreciation for what they have and what they can offer.
As a family we don’t have many expectation, however we do have 2 distinct goals: first is to learn Spanish and be able to hold conversations with locals, and second is to learn how to surf. Above all, we want to have fun, and live our lives now!
Udreamido is a collection of thoughts, experiences, photos and videos created by all of us.
We really hope you enjoy our stories!
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