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How We Ditched Everything We Owned and Made Our Way to Medellin

Been getting a surge of e-mails from people talking about how they’ve been spending 2-3 years planning their travel abroad. It seriously don’t take that long to get this all sorted out. For us, once we made the decision, we was out within a couple weeks.

We sold everything we owned (and what we couldn’t sell, we gave it away and threw the rest in a big 20-feet dumpster we rented.

Play the video below to get the full-story of how we pulled this off in record time:

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Sara says

Great video family! My husband, kids, and I are now living in our third country outside of the US. We have had our ups and downs and it has been a major adventure. Our biggest struggle was our first move to West Africa. But after a year we learned many lessons and were able to seamlessly make the other two transitions. That being said, I definitely agree with your points about not overthinking or over planning because there are many things you won’t learn until you do it. There are certain things that you have to learn on your own as there is no better teacher than experience . I also love what your wife said about watching the the news. It will immobilize you if you allow it to. Most of the things on it is simply propaganda and fear mongering. We currently live in a very stable area of the Middle East that is actually safer than the US.

The only thing I would add is to take time to ensure that you are financially prepared. Though it may be cheaper to live in other countries than in America in some regards there may be additional financial responsibilities that you may not be aware of. It is very easy to end up back in the states if you don’t do your homework. I know a number of people who ended up in this scenario and lost quite a bit of money in the process.

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    Escape to Medellin says

    hi Sara,

    Thanks for taking the time to post … You make very valid points about being prepared financially. I can certainly see how one could end back up in the U.S. if they’re not prepared.

    Where in the Middle East are you all? How long have you been there?

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      Sara says

      Right now we live in Qatar. However, we lived in Dubai before we moved here. So we have been in the Middle East for almost 4 years combined.

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        Cartess Ross says

        That is AWESOME Sara. Would love to hear more about life in Qatar … Please share. Is it just you? You and hubby? Any kids there?

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CL says

Personal and Professional development is key. The medical costs in the US are incredibly expensive. I had an 1800.00 script in the US and in Latin America $38.00. Your video are encouraging.

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    Cartess Ross says

    Thanks for your feedback … It’s sincerely appreciated. If you ever make it here, please reach out to us.

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William Patterson says

Cartess and Kim, appreciate your videos and insight on Medellin. I am going there with my future wife in May and can not wait to visit. Colombia is one of the countries on my bucket list of 30 to visit. I enjoyed listening to your story and love the open-minded viewpoint that you guys have. I believe that you guys are fulfilling your God given purpose. Keep traveling you guys and perhaps I will see you out there.

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    Cartess Ross says

    Hi William .. Congrats. You’re gonna love Medellin. If you’re hitting up 30 places, I’m sure we’ll bump into each other at some point. Happy travels my friend 🙂

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