Hi, I’m Kristin! Originally from Brisbane, Australia, I moved to Switzerland to be an Au Pair 16 years ago. Being an Au Pair enabled me to earn money and explore Europe, visiting London, Paris, Rome and many smaller places in between. 12 months into my time as an Au Pair, I fell in love with a Swiss guy. We eventually married, and now 13 years on we have three kids, ages 12, 10 and 3. We call Canton Zug in central Switzerland home and we are surrounded by mountains, lakes and forests - a total contrast to the beach lifestyle I grew up around back in Australia.
Together as a family we have been traveling since our oldest daughter was 3 weeks old. Her very first adventure was by train on the Glacier Express from Chur to Zermatt. Since then we have traveled within Switzerland, Europe, the United States, Singapore as well as often traveling back to Australia to explore the east coast . We love exploring the world around us and exposing our kids to different cultures and ways of thinking. Being bilingual in German and English, we also love learning new words of different languages.
Five years ago, you would have found us with suitcases piled high when traveling and on the way home those suitcases were loaded full of souvenirs. However a trip to Sri Lanka had a remarkable affect on me, and from that trip I discovered the world of simple living and minimalism. Seeing children with very little enjoying life, laughing with their friends, playing only with a cricket bat and tennis ball changed my outlook on life - how little we really need to make us happy.
We now to try and live life and travel with only what we really need. Adapting to a more simple way of living has enabled us to explore more. We spend less time maintaining our things and more time on experiences. We have found more fulfillment in creating memories in the beautiful surroundings and cultures we find ourselves in rather than focusing on possessions.