In November 2012, Riley and Ally went on a 24-country trip over 9 months with their parents. Today, along with their parents, they encourage other families to travel, see the world and pursue their own dreams through their website, TheCourageVibe.com.
At the time of the trip, Riley was 16 years old and Ally was 11. The family purchased one-way tickets to Australia, and after that, had no exact plans on what they were going to do.
“We had taken the first step, and we were going to let things work themselves out accordingly”
Riley says that it didn’t sink in what they doing until several months into the trip.
“It was surreal, and a lot of fun. It really showed us what open intention could bring.”
In the 6 months leading up to the trip, the family discussed various ideas of where they might go. They purchased a large Ikea map of the world to post pins on the places they thought they might like to visit. Once on the trip they asked people the met in hostels, and locals, opinions on wher