+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    1,445
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked
    31
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Travelling overseas with no plans to return home

    We are a family of 6 and are really starting to plan travelling overseas with no return date. We are thinking of travelling for a minimum 12 months and see how it goes and see what happens.
    But have a few questions if anyone could help or have ideas?

    1. How hard is it to work in different countries? How do you get visas to work in other countries?
    We obviously need to fund our travels. I’m a teacher aide and hubby is a graphic designer. At the time of our travel we will have 0 debit and we would get about $600 in our hand from renting our house.

    2. How to travel around? If this trip is long term is it better to buy a vehicle ?

    3. Schooling? Should we do correspondence or should the kids go to school every time we stop?

    4. Where to live if on the move? I’m guessing hotels could start getting expensive?

    All these thoughts are running through our heads but want to start putting it all together. We have saved some money so far and hoping to leave 2020.

    Any thoughts, tips, suggestions would be great. I couldn’t find any Australian blogs on families do this type of trip. We are choosing to go overseas rather than a trip around Australia

    TIA

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,610
    Thanks
    825
    Thanked
    621
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    What country/countries are you thinking of going to?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    1,445
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked
    31
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by bezzy View Post
    What country/countries are you thinking of going to?
    Europe, USA, UK are the main ones to begin with

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,610
    Thanks
    825
    Thanked
    621
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by onelasttime View Post
    Europe, USA, UK are the main ones to begin with
    Sounds fun! I believe there’s some pretty strict working visa requirements for those countries so I think checking out that would be first step if you haven’t already.
    Last edited by bezzy; 30-11-2018 at 09:16.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to bezzy For This Useful Post:

    onelasttime (30-11-2018)

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    2,577
    Thanks
    851
    Thanked
    2,151
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Do you have any family links to those countries? Without a dual citizenship or an employer to sponsor you, you might struggle to get any kind of working visa.

  7. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Mod-DJ Nette For This Useful Post:

    babyno1onboard (30-11-2018),Mod-Wise Enough (30-11-2018),onelasttime (30-11-2018)

  8. #6
    BH-KatiesMum's Avatar
    BH-KatiesMum is offline Community Manager
    Winner 2008 - The most optimistic poster
    Winner 2014 - Most Helpful Moderator
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    24,401
    Thanks
    6,589
    Thanked
    7,323
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    there are a lot of visa and conditions when considering working in other countries.

    A lot of them have age restrictions as well - you often must be under 30 in order to get a working holiday visa - and I am not sure that you can get a visa for children for that long.

    The US especially is difficult to get a visa to work. The only people I have ever known to be able to work there have been sponsored by their employer.

    Europe is a lot easier - but still I am not sure how it works with a family.

    And I dont think you can just pop in to a local school and attend it ... so you would have to do homeschool/correspondance. How old are your children?

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    4,258
    Thanks
    2,438
    Thanked
    2,696
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    US - it has to be employer sponsored or working in camp America for the summer. My sister is there but she is work sponsored but has actually had a green card for 20 plus years

    UK I’m pretty sure it is employer sponsored aswell as obviously countries are inundated with holiday working visas and a lot of people over stay their welcome and leave

    $600 a week you would really need to work as that won’t last long at all.

    My thought would be if you really want to do this I’d do UK/Europe for a few months as a holiday. Leave your house empty or have house sitters in it then return back. If you really love it that much then save up again and go again after a couple of years

    This would also depend on how old your kids are which you’d have to home school.

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to babybeeno1 For This Useful Post:

    Mod-DJ Nette (30-11-2018)

  11. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    2,931
    Thanks
    3,253
    Thanked
    1,102
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I have a friend who has taken 12 months to drive around America in an RV. They aren't working, but the kids are doing distance education through Cairns. They had to prove they could support themselves and that the kids education was taken care off. They purchased the RV in America when they got there and went from there. They are at the end of their trip now, but they have a Facebook page and she does Youtube videos about getting the visas and the kids education etc etc.

    I can message you her Facebook group if you like.

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to PomPoms For This Useful Post:

    onelasttime (30-11-2018)

  13. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    2,115
    Thanks
    747
    Thanked
    747
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Another thing to consider- have the best travel insurance that you can get for the duration of your trip. If you get sick or injured, you will need the best insurance possible.

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to littleriv For This Useful Post:

    onelasttime (30-11-2018)

  15. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    2,115
    Thanks
    747
    Thanked
    747
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Duplicate post.
    Last edited by littleriv; 30-11-2018 at 13:48. Reason: duplicate post


 

Similar Threads

  1. For those who have travelled overseas with a baby....
    By gizmoduckus in forum Product Recommendations & Questions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 29-09-2009, 20:14
  2. Suggestions for good pram to travel overseas with?
    By longing2bamum in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-08-2009, 09:13
  3. ever travelled overseas with a newborn?
    By mother2B in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 28-02-2009, 20:36
  4. Would you travel overseas with young children?
    By Mumma in forum General Chat
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 07-11-2007, 23:11
  5. Air travel overseas with 9 month old
    By rowena345 in forum General Travelling with Kids Tips
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-08-2007, 18:58

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

FEATURED SUPPORTER
Green Kids Modern Cloth NappiesGreen Kids manufactures gorgeous washable and reusable modern cloth nappies in Oz plus a full range of super absorbent ...