Parents reveal how they took kids to over 85 countries in 10 years without hurting education

Beaumont family in Egypt.
Beaumont family in Egypt. Photo credit: Adrian Falk

For two Australian siblings, the world is their classroom. Every three months during school breaks, Dale and Catherine Beaumont travel with their children. 

Over the last 10 years, the family of four has visited more than 85 countries. 

"We usually spend around two months at home in Australia, and then we travel for a month during school holidays," Dale said.

Dale Beaumont and family in Venice.
Dale Beaumont and family in Venice. Photo credit: Adrian Falk

In just the past year alone they've been to San Francisco, Croatia, and Rome. They have also ticked London, Hong Kong and Singapore off their lists. 

Despite the time away from their desks, Dale says the children's education "is very important". 

"There is so much value in allowing my kids to experience new cultures and people. They learn more than they could ever learn in only a traditional classroom setting."

Parents reveal how they took kids to over 85 countries in 10 years without hurting education
Photo credit: Adrian Falk

Dale's career allows him to work remotely. The author, businessman, and entrepreneur can explore the South African plains or Egyptian pyramids during the day with his family and then work in the evenings. 

"Everyone always says travel before you have children, but I didn't see why it had to stop there," Dale said. 

Dale will be travelling to New Zealand next month to host a free seminar, 52 Ways, teaching entrepreneurs and business owners how they can also travel too every few months while running a business and 52 ways to boost their profits. 

Here's how the family does it: 

Parents reveal how they took kids to over 85 countries in 10 years without hurting education
Photo credit: Adrian Falk

Establish a second income 

Build up a side hustle, something that runs it's self while you're out of the country stamping your passport left, right and centre. This way, you can spend time travelling with your family while making money back home. E-commerce business is the way to go as your office is where ever your laptop is!

Get a virtual assistant 

Someone who you can rely on to do stuff for you when you are gone is the key to running a successful business. They don't cost that much either. 

Book ahead

This is self-explanatory really. If you pre-plan your holiday well in advance, you can book cheap flights and deals. Dale says buy an entire year head and this way you will actually hold yourself accountable. Lock it in, put it in your calendar and make travelling the world your priority. 

Sign up to frequent flyer points 

Airpoints, frequent flyer points or whatever you want to call - it if your boarding a plane you should be getting credit for it. Look into credit card and airline options as many offer points that you can rack up pretty quick. Start them right now, before you start flying so you don't miss out on free flights. Also - Be loyal! Choose one specific airline or reward system and stick to it.

Maintain your momentum 

Once you start perusing the business work, don't give up. Tough things take time and if you want it enough and put all your passions into what you believe in - it will pay off.

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