Living with passion, traveling, Personal Development, real estate investing, healthy lifestyle, meeting interesting foreigners, USA College Football & Basketball, sports, music, reading, writing, bbq's & beers with mates, authentic Thai food, having fun, adventure, Total Freedom!!!
Lots of traveling, camping, hiking, jogging, golf, bike riding, real estate investing, cafe bumming, reading, listening to music, watching good movies, walks with my family, playing with Kalyra, socialising,
Bryce Courtenay, Robert Kiyosaki, Anthony Robbins, J.K. Rowling, Dala Lama, Stephen Covey, Dr Wayne Dwyer, Marianne Williamson, Donald Trump, anything educational and empowering.
"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be" - Abraham Lincoln!" "If you have a problem and there is a solution, don't worry about it. If you have a problem and there is NO solution, then what is the point in worrying about that either?" - Dalai Lama
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Hi, My name is Caroline or Caz for short and I am married to Craig and we have a beautiful 2 year old daughter named Kalyra. The meaning of Kalyra's name might give you a little insight as to who we are. Her name is an Australian Aboriginal name that means 'a wild and pleasant place.' We discovered it on our travels through the US at the wineries in Santa Barbara. We stumbled upon Kalyra wineries on the tour and found out it was owned by Australian brothers. It was the perfect find for us and we could only name our child this. It's unique, it came from our travelling experiences, it's from our country, and we are all about living a wild and pleasant life. (oh and she's named after some very nice wine, I might add!)
Craig and I love to travel. I threw the backpack on the day after I graduated from Uni, did a little trekking around Indonesia and then headed to London to start my teaching career (in the worst section of London!). I had a wild time in London for two years, travelling the UK and Europe and living in a house of 12-25 crazy international backpackers. From there I did a summer season in the bars of the tourist section of Dublin (working that is-for the most part!) before travelling through Vietnam and Thailand on my way home.
I was hooked on travel and knew that this was the life for me and was ready to go on my next adventure. That was when I met Craig, who shared the same passions as me. Craig spent the early part of his teens and twenties playing professional rugby league until he retired due to injuries. He fell into a career in carpentry but the passion wasn't there and he wanted to go on an adventure around the world also.
Three days after we got married, we headed off for a 5 year honeymoon working and travelling across the globe. We taught English in Bangkok, Thailand for 6 months and traveled all over Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. We then lived in Dublin, Ireland for a year. From there we traveled throughout the UK and then backpacked East Africa- from Kenya to Cape Town for 5 months visiting 8 countries. The money was running out and we were getting ready to move to the US for our next working adventure. To gather some money together we worked on a Pearl Farm in a remote location near Broome in Western Australia. We would have to catch a sea plane to work where we would live and work for 5 weeks at a time. It was backbreaking work but we were prepared to do whatever it took to get us to our destination.
We then moved to Raleigh, NC and worked for 2 years. We loved living in the States and road tripped from sea to shining sea. We thought we were ready to go home to settle and so moved back to Queensland, Australia but not without spending a couple of months in China, Laos and Thailand first. It was at this time that we realized we wanted to start a family. We knew that we could never give up travel, it was what we lived for- the passion, the excitement, adventure and freedom of it was deeply entrenched in our soul. But we knew backpacking just couldn't be done with a child so we began to explore other options to create the money needed to travel more in style. During this time we had our daughter and also decided that we wanted to relocate back to Raleigh to live and so here we are now.
We made some mistakes along the way and realized we had some work to do on ourselves to raise our attractor-factor. Our focus had switched from adventure and freedom to 'settled and paying bills'. If only we knew then what we know now- we got what we focused on that's for sure! We didn't understand a lot about business and Personal Development and never really had a great teacher to learn from.
I guess you can say we always had the entrepreneurial spirit though, without ever really realizing it. The life we led was brave and daring, and it was a path that we carved for ourselves. Life was totally on our terms. We decided where to go and what to do. We know what it takes to make dreams happen. Life as a backpacker can be very tough and challenging. Travelling for months on end, living out of a backpack and a tent, riding around on local transport (ie: on the back of a pick up with twenty other people, chickens, bikes, sacks of rice and potatoes) and living like the locals. You have to be made of strong stamina to survive it. But the rewards are so worth it. We witnessed some incredible sights and did activities through 33 countries (Gorillas, Massai Worriors, Victoria Falls, Angkor Wat, Safari's throughout Africa, Octoberfest, Running with the Bulls, Magnificent Beaches, Whitewater Rafting the Nile River, Grand Canyon, Rock Climbing in Thailand, Yangzee River, Nelson Mandela's Robben Island home, War Tunnels in Vietnam, Snorkeling amazing reefs, and met some AMAZING people. We learned that if you want something bad enough, and if you are willing to withstand the challenges, it will come to you and it will be so worth it!
This is what got us through the bad times and we've now come to realize through the help of many great teachers that we have got what it takes. We have since learnt how to be an entrepreneur and think like one too. We found the perfect portable business for us! It has a very simple system to follow with the right tools to use and an incredible network of supportive, successful, wealthy leaders! Not only that but it's situated within the Personal Development industry and is based on the Law of Attraction! The product has completely changed our lives and taught us how to be what it is we want to have! We get to travel to exotic locations three times a year for our business to train and mastermind with the best networkers around!
Craig and I know how to live life to the fullest. We are great at inspiring others to live their best life, and showing them how to enjoy all the wealth and happiness this amazing planet has to offer.
My Location: Raleigh, North Carolina