Ever since I was a child I have always had a passion for travel, exploring new countries, and meeting new people. My husband and I traveled a lot before we were married and before we had kids. We don't believe that needs to stop just because we now have three boys. We want expose our boys to other cultures and share all of these great experiences together as a family.
After all, life it not about what you accumulate throughout your life but what you experience.
So far this is causing us the most stress. We want to return to our home when we get back. We don't have a mortgage so that part helps. Our plan is to rent out the house fully furnished. However, my concern is getting someone reliable in our house while we are gone. The other concern is tax on capital gains when we eventually sell our home. We are in Canada and there are tax implications with regards to renting out your home.
We have been telling people over the last several months even though we aren't leaving until June 2015. I did tell one new person today that didn't know. His reaction was very positive. Like most people we tell, they are very excited for us and sometimes a little jealous.