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  • Marseille,France
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Family Details

Where are you from:United States

Number of Children:3 Children

Age Range:4-15

Travel Details

Travel Status:On the Road

Travel Duration:1-2 years

Departure Date:5 October 2010

Travel Budget:Budget (< than $100/day)

Travel Destinations

Western Europe,

Family Information:

We moved to the south of France for a year. We call it a family life sabbatical and it’s been a dream of mine since as long as i can remember, long before i got sucked into the rat race i called life.

Ok, it didn’t happen quite as simply and easily as that. Moving to France was no small feat especially with 3 kids in tow ranging from 4 to 15. There were a lot of moving parts, visas, money, moving our stuff, selling our stuff, living in limbo while we waited for visas, getting the kids ready. Plus we did it after we had lost our jobs and left our California Home.

Anyone can do what we did. It’s not just reserved for single people under 30 who just bring their back pack and what they can carry. I’ve done that too so i know what it’s like from both a parents point of view and a young bright eyed high school graduate. Both are equally fulfilling and have their own unique set of challenges but traveling and living abroad with your family has been so fulfilling on so many fronts. We’ll always have France.


We are a blended family of five. 2 teenage boys and a 4 year old daughter. We are a normal family who lived in the suburbas of Silicon Valley California and worked in the rat race for many years until we were laid off in 2007. That is where are journey began. Now we're working on our portable businesses while living in France. 


The kids are in school getting immersed in French. I'm working on a business and my husband is finally writing that book he always wanted to while he looks for consulting work that he can to from afar.


stop by our website where we not only chronicle our jorney but i also offer help and advice for other family's who want to do the same thing with or without kids.

As of October 5th 2011, almost a year after we left our California home in search of new life, almost a year of living like a family of semi-nomadic vagabonds up and down the east coast thinking we would find new jobs and settle somewhere to rebuild our old lives, something amazing happened.

Family Contact Details

Family Name:Annie Andre

Family Website:http://www.annieandre.com

Family RSS Feed:http://feeds.feedburner.com/annieandre

Family Members

Current Location

Currently in: Marseille, France, until Thursday 1st of January 1970

Instructions to add this map to your website.

Depending on your level of expertise and the website blogging tool you are using the directions will be different. If you know HTML then the easiest thing to do would be to copy and paste the code snippet below directly into your HTML document at the correct place for your site. If you are using one of the popular blogs listed below, you can use a widget to insert the code snippet.

Wordpress: http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/text-widget/

<a href="http://www.vagabondfamily.org/family-profiles/show/83/annie-andre/">
<img style="border: 1px solid #302722;" src="http://www.vagabondfamily.org/family-profiles/publicmap/83/450x300" />

From this code you may have noticed the option to change the height and width of the map to a maximum of 640px by 640px. You can customise the size by changing the last parameter in the image. First number (450) is width and second number (300) is height.


* To use this map you must keep the link back to VagabondFamily.org and the "VagabondFamily.org" text must be visable.