We are Riley, Allison, Jody & John and we chose to jump out of a perfectly fine middle-class rut. We got rid of our stuff, grabbed our backpacks, and volunteered around the world for nine months on an uncharted journey. It was an idea seeded fifteen years before through a conversation on a plane and two simple words – What If?
Our low-budget, high-adventure trip covered over 60,000 miles and took us to 24 countries and 85 cities. We participated in over 25 local service projects. A few of our projects included holding babies in a Moroccan orphanage, serving food to senior citizens in the UK, cleaning enclosures in several animal rescue centers, helping at a day camp for special needs adults, teaching English to Turkish kids, helping with chores in a Cambodian village, gardening at an Eco-friendly farm, helping at an after-school program and picking up trash on multiple beaches around the world.
Read more about our family here.