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Los Rodríguez are an unconventional family: one day they decided to leave everything to go around the world in a year. We tell you his story.

 “ I want to go around the world” : said that way, it sounds pretentious. But if the father of a family with two teenage children says it above, it sounds like delirium. However, the  Rodriguez  are doing it. With the aim of going around the world in one year, Sergio (47), Silvina (45), Matías (14) and Micaela (13) left on 29 December 2018 for  Auckland,  New Zealand  . From there, they traveled all five continents with only  a pack of fifteen kilos each . The journey can be followed on his  Instagram account: @LosRodriguez360 . 

The family is native to  Francisco Álvarez  (Buenos Aires Province). Sergio — a Bachelor of Finance and a freelance Marketing Manager — dreamed of what many:  to go around the world . He made this wish to his wife, but he saw the children's school as an impediment. Silvina — a public translator of Portuguese — joined the proposal and, in just over a year, they shaped this adventure, which seemed crazy.

To achieve this,  they broke off everything . They left the house they rented, sold the van, the furniture, the appliances. They also used family savings: they felt it was the best way to invest them. So, without having services to pay, there was an amount of money they could use during that sabbatical year. They also work remotely to generate some income while traveling.

The most complicated thing, however, was  the school of the boys : Matías and Micaela would lose a year of school. Surprisingly, at school they supported the experience that the family was about to face: they were told that exposing children to different cultures was the best investment they could make. Then, they will resume their studies in 2020.

Around the world

From New Zealand they traveled to Tanzania, Morocco, Egypt, Croatia, Norway, Ireland, Denmark, passed through Asia, through  Africa , then crossed to America. To each place they arrive without knowing too much and let themselves be surprised. They travel light and behind heat, because they do not have space to load warm clothes. Luckily,  life-changing experiences are not carried in your backpack. 

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