Make it Happen

The family

From 2012 to 2015 we traveled the world. It was our family adventure.

We traveled through New Zealand, Japan, Fiji, Hawaii, California, Florida, Cyprus, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Okinawa.

It was also a mini-retirement. I quit my telecoms business and traveled on my investment income. It was a bit of head space for me to explore my writing (on Amazon here and here), and have fun setting up a radio show

We lived extended periods on the sub tropical islands of Lanzarote (Spain) and Okinawa (Japan). We loved island life. Lanzarote was a great place for outdoor living and provided a base for me to train for and complete the Ironman triathlon.

The thing about this lifestyle is …the highs are higher and the lows lower. So, after 3 years of living out of suitcases we decided to settle down. We now live outside of Tokyo.

If you’re thinking of doing or currently on the road then I hope you find something that encourages you on this website.

This blog is a diary of those travels, my writings and the people I’ve met along the way.

I don’t intend to maintain it regularly as I’m now focused on new adventures. I’m involved in an investment business in Asia. I do still maintain my Instagram feed here.

Some Pics

my Location Independent Business
Work from anywhere in the world. Pic: The Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Yes, Fiji has some magical sunsets
Yes, Fiji has some magical sunsets
Laguna Beach, OC, California
Laguna Beach, OC, California
Footsteps in the Fuerteventura sands
Footsteps in the Fuerteventura sands
living on the volcano called Lanzarote
living on the volcano called Lanzarote
Sea, sand and sun: Just keeping things simple
Sea, sand and sun: Just keeping things simple. Pic: Famara, Lanzarote
heading out for a 5 or 6 hour cycle ride at sunrise, such was my weekends in Lanzarote
heading out for a 5 or 6 hour cycle ride at sunrise, such was my weekends in Lanzarote
This office is as good as any
Yep… this is how I’d like to redefine success
ironman swim start
7am at the Ironman swim start Lanzarote 2014
I'm whacked at this stage, 10 hours into the race with a half-marathon left to run
I’m whacked at this stage, 10 hours into the race with still a half-marathon left to run
Me at the Ironman finish line
Me at the Ironman finish line Ironman Lanzarote. 12 hours 25 mins
Exploring Okinawa, Japan
Exploring Okinawa, Japan
chilling island life ain't bad okinawa
Okinawa – the views ain’t bad either :)
okinawa beach time is a good time to read
okinawa beach time is a good time to read

haisai - location independent living in Okinawa