Hi! We’re the Temple White family – Jody, John, Riley, and Allison. We took our own Courage Journey back in 2012, after asking ourselves: “What if we actually did take this trip around the world? Can we do it?” We quickly turned that “What if?” into a “Why not?”, and upended our seemingly fine, middle-class, suburban reality by getting rid of our stuff and backpacking around the world for nine months.
It was the uncharted, low-budget, high-adventure experience of a lifetime!
During our nine months abroad, we continued to ask ourselves “What if?” And, in so doing, we participated in over 26 volunteer projects, shared small spaces, managed culture shock, took cold showers, and lived out of backpacks. We learned a few things in the process—about ourselves, about each other, and about the value of taking on this experience together. Once we got home, we asked ourselves: “What if we take other families on these adventures, too?” And The Courage Journeys were born!
Does that sound intriguing to you? Is your family ready for their own adventure? If your interest is even a little bit piqued, we encourage to apply to come on our next trip! These adventures are intentionally small—so that each family can have an intimate and extraordinary experience—and we want to make sure your family is included.
And if you’re not yet ready for the immersive experience that Courage Journeys offer, then we hope you’ll check out our “What If?” Challenge page. We provides additional opportunities for connection and adventure by supporting your family as you start to ask, “What if…?”
Either way, we’re so thankful that you’re here, and we hope to meet you soon on the next Courage Journey!
Jody, John, Riley, and Allison