We are Chris, Leslie, Lucy, Grant, Lincoln, Harrison, and Grace. Together we are the 7 Wayfinders. In May 2018 we packed up, sold our possessions, sold our home and cars and left our regular life to travel the world. We want to redefine our life and find a new way of living. Join us as we share our adventures as we find our way. Hope to inspire you to find your way too!
Current Month: 22
Currently: New Zealand
Say hello to our optimistic, adventurous dad. He loves being a dad and husband more than anything else he does, but he also rocks our business in online marketing consulting. See his LinkedIn profile here and website here. Chris was born and raised in Utah and loves braking and bending rules. His true loves after Leslie and the kids are Pop Tarts, Coke, sleeping in, naps, fantasy movies and books and fine works of art. He is loving his new passion of photography that has come through our travels.
The command center and hub of the family. The primary organizer and planner for the family dynamics as well as the travel. Leslie also works part-time in our business. Leslie is the voice behind most of the social media and blog. Being a mom and wife are her primary passions in life, but she is also a science nerd (biology major), party-planner and people gatherer, loves a good cardio session at the gym, hides dark chocolate around each Airbnb for when it is most needed and loves Disney.
The oldest of the five wayfinder kiddos, Lucy is a leader in all senses of the world. After a year of travel, she is more competent than most adults. She can create play, babysit, exchange money, face foreign language barriers, go shopping and so much more. We couldn’t do the trip without her! She loves a good book, Lego sets, hide-and-seek, playing with her baby sister, wrestling with her dad, winning at any and al completions and is always up for adventure.
Our peacemaker and oldest son, Grant is a wonderful big brother. He naturally loves to be all together, so this last year of travel has been his dream come true in many ways. He desperately misses his stuffed animals, however, and cries about stuffed animals in general on a regular basis. He is a loyal and true friend and loves deeply. Grant is a natural rule-follower, loves to pitch in and help others and is such a true heart. He loves Winnie the Pooh, food (he is always hungry!), his family and running outside.
Our adorable middle child, Lincoln is unique and an old soul. Having overcome some sensory and speech issues at a young age, Lincoln is now very mature and usually the easiest child (for now!). He is a lover and very affectionate to his family and friends. He is also a wanderer and has almost been left many time or gotten himself lost. He loves Batman, chocolate and hot dogs. He is rocking a man-bun like a rockstar and gets horribly embarrassed when cute girls try to talk to him.
The third boy and fourth child, Harrison knew from birth he’d have to be loud to be heard. He’s perfected that with the loudest voice of all! He’s always had a deep, loud voice and we all tread carefully around Harry. However, he loves so deeply and is such a cutie. He’s naturally quite funny and loves to be out and about. He loves reading and has most Dr. Seuss books memorized after hours and hours of listening to them. Harry loves cuddling, dinosaurs, marshmallows, learning about how things work (and often taking things apart to see how they work) and playing tag.
The peach of the family and by far the most spoiled, Grace was built for our travel lifestyle. She is easy going, happy and peaceful almost always. She has slept in different beds every week few weeks for most of her life and just goes with the flow! She is constantly entertained and taken care of by four adoring siblings and has mom and dad wrapped around her finger. She is super social and outgoing, loves “girly stuff”, sings and dances to herself and screams every time she sees a dog.