About Us

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My name is Simone and my family and I left our Sydney home on the 5th January 2016 to live in Bali for what was originally going to be one year.

Like so many people we were sick of running on the hamster wheel of working and living in a busy city. For some time we were researching where in the world could we could live a VERY different life that will give us more time together, appreciate a new culture and SO much more.

‘Our year in Bali’ was going to give us the amazing experiences an expat life has to offer. As many family and friends predicted, we were fortunate enough that we could stay for a second year as we all loved the Bali lifestyle so much! No regrets there at all.

Our two children were only 6 and 8 years of age when we arrived in Bali with our four heavy suitcases. For two years they attended the Australian Independent School which follows the Melbourne Curriculum.

Living on the island for two years was life changing and as a result, we decided we didn’t want to move back to Sydney.

It was by luck that my best friend moved her young family from Sydney to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland while were in Bali and it triggered interest in what might be a great new home for us too!

It turned out to also be a great choice for our family and so we moved directly from Bali to Buderim on the Sunshine Coast beginning of 2018.

This blog highlights our research and planning in the lead up to the move as well as our experiences living in Bali. I also continue to regularly interview other inspirational expat families who live in Bali and now more recently during COVID19 in 2020.

Apart from regular Bali holidays and phone and social media catch ups, I love keeping up to date with how life is going for all these families. Enjoy the stories they share and along with mine they will give you a great insight into school, family life and the pros and cons of living in a third world country.

The experience of moving to Bali from Australia and living in Bali with our young family prompted a consulting service to help other families in their decision-making and planning process. Help that I wish I could have had prior to moving my family and trust me we did a lot of research!

Our ‘Move to Bali’ consulting service provides you with all the necessary tools to make your relocation experience a positive one for the whole family. Click here to find out more.

Keen to find our more about living in Bali? Email your contact number and time zone and we will do a FREE 15 minute video call discussing your needs and how we can help.

We hope you enjoy our stories, tips and insights into living and going to school on the magical island of Bali.

With love,