From Cosmopolitan and Yahoo
If you’ve ever fantasized about quitting your job, selling all your earthly possessions, and traveling the world, this family might just convince you to actually pull the trigger.
After his company Scan was acquired by Snapchat in 2014, co-founder Garrett Gee received a portion of the $54 million buyout, and immediately put it into savings. Three months later, the now-28-year-old decided to quit his job and travel around the world with his wife, Jessica, and their two young children – without spending a penny from his savings.
“Right before we had spent through our initial $45,000, we turned the corner and became profitable,” Gee told Business Insider.
The family has now been traveling the world for over a year, and thanks to their blog and social media earning, they shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. In fact, Gee says that they still haven’t touched the millions he made from Snapchat.
“It is being safely saved and invested. I plan to live as if it doesn’t exist and, in a way, start over,” he said. “I’m young, and I want to keep my hardworking entrepreneurial spirit alive and well. I don’t want to get comfortable. I don’t want to settle down. So for me, I’m starting back at zero and building my way up. Again.”
On their blog, Garrett discusses how the idea for The Bucket List Family began:
Our parents originally met in a flower shop in Vladivostok, Russia. They were both missionaries serving for the LDS Church. They later courted and married while attending Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. Settie graduated in Communications and Garrett finished his eligibility with the BYU Soccer team in 2015 and then dropped out. We were going to take the typical next step in life and “grow up” and build a house and settle into careers..buuut how bout not! We’re not quite ready for that. We feel like we still have so much to learn about life and happiness before we can set up our future life and home.
That’s why we started our family bucket list. We decided as a young family that now was the time to form healthy habits and create traditions that will hopefully shape us into better people the rest of our lives. We had the fun and crazay opportunity to share our story with PEOPLE MAGAZINE : http://www.people.com/article/utah-couple-bucket-list-travel-world-give-back