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Couple Give Up Jobs And Home To Travel World With Their Young Family

Stewart Perrie

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Couple Give Up Jobs And Home To Travel World With Their Young Family

A couple from Cardiff have decided to pack in their jobs, sell their home and travel the world with their young family instead.

Andrea and Ben Williams plan to jet off around the globe with their sons, Ethan, seven, and Alex, five, before eventually resettling in Australia.

The family have already been on trips to Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Mexico and the Caribbean, but they have a few more that they're keen to get ticked off the list.


Credit: Media Wales

In an effort to spend more time as a family, the Williams' plan to visit Dubai, South Africa, Sydney and the Gold Coast, before settling Down Under.

"People think we are mad," Andrea, 36, told The Mirror.

"Friends have said 'but you have a lovely life, lovely friends and family, you're doing really well, have good jobs, a lovely place to live - why would you want to move?'


"But this is about finding time to be together as a family and getting use of the years when they are young.

Credit: Media Wales

"It's all about timing. My husband was looking for a new challenge and we wanted to move house anyway so we thought 'shall we give it a go?'


"This is the right time.

"If we want time as a family then we thought let's give this a go."

The family set out by creating a bucket list of all the things they want to do and all the places they want to visit.

They've already managed to tick a fair bit off it already - even without the new life down under.


The Williams family have already made the pilgrimage to Glastonbury festival, been swimming with turtles and stingrays and crossed several European destinations off their list.

Ben was earning a top salary as a sales director at GDS Group and commuting two hours a day when he decided it was time for a change.

Credit: Media Wales


Andrea moved to Wales from Africa when she was younger and now works advocating on behalf of families with deaf children.

She said: "Of course we are nervous. It's a massive decision to make.

"It's huge but so far we are all okay.

"The boys are older now and I want them to think about the world. I travelled a lot when I was a kid and it didn't do me any harm. When you have kids everything in your life is routine and we are breaking that routine.

Credit: Media Wales

"You never know what is going to happen but it's about taking the opportunity and make sure you have no regrets."

However, regardless of where they end up, the Williams family have vowed never to forget Wales.

In fact, Ben, who is an avid Cardiff City fan, has pledged to go to every Wales rugby international game he can manage.

"You can take the boy out of Wales but you can't take the Welsh out of the boy," he joked.

Featured Image Credit: Media Wales

Topics: Wales, Holiday

Stewart Perrie
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