Globetrotting “Bucket List Family” Visit Bermuda

August 15, 2019

Social media’s “Bucket List Family” can now cross Bermuda off of the inventory of places that they would like to visit.

The family — who embarked on a round-the-world odyssey after father Garrett sold his start-up technology firm to Snapchat — posted photos of themselves on the island earlier this week.

“Bermuda! On our plans: sailing, street market Wednesday, snorkeling, free diving, volunteering @windreachbermuda and staying at @princessbermuda,” they captioned one photo.

Bucket List Family Bermuda August 2019

Garrett Gee, wife Jessica and their three children, Dorothy, Manilla and Calihan, became internet celebrities when they embarked on their journey in 2015. Their Instagram account has more 360,000 followers and the blog they keep to share their globe-trotting adventures has been read by millions of people.

“75 countries later. It’s been 4 years since we made the life changing decision to sell everything and leave home for an adventure around the world,” the family said.

Although Mr. Gee made millions of dollars selling his company Scan to Snapchat, he has not used any of that money to finance the family’s travels.

Instead the family, known for their charitable work in the countries they visit, initially used the funds they raised selling practically all of their belongings to underwrite their travels. They now attract sponsorship dollars from companies who support them in exchange for promotions in their YouTube videos, Instagram posts and blog entries.

“We feel like we still have so much to learn about life and happiness before we can set up our future life and home,” Mr. Gee has said of the family’s seemingly never-ending global grand tour.

“That’s why we started our family bucket list. We decided as a young family that now was the time to form healthy habits and create traditions that will hopefully shape us into better people the rest of our lives.”

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  1. This is a great story and hoping that their dreams be fulfilled and that their children will be able to take the benefit of the entire adventure and become great, just as their parents have.

  2. Ok says:

    Anything is easy when it’s free! What about the kids being out of school? Sounds like you are marketing to the highest bidder? I fear for the Millennials and their cavalier attitudes! Safe travels!

    • Desiree says:

      Their children are learning far more valuable things by traveling the world than sitting in a classroom! You will probably never meet more well rounded children in your life

  3. Donna Schaeffer says:

    I have been following all your posts and think that it’s a wonderful education for the kids. With all the daily traveling and culture experiences they are one up on all the other kids their age I love to watch your adventures and how much fun you look like you’re having good luck and happy travels

  4. Tessa says:

    The kids are going to school whenever they are in Hawaii(there home) they are there quite often and whenever they aren’t home bcs they are travelling they have a little book to work in so they don’t stay behind in their friends from school