This millionaire couple sold everything to travel the world with their children

This 25-year-old is taking his family on a permanent vacation
This 25-year-old is taking his family on a permanent vacation

After dropping out of Brigham Young University when his startup, Scan, was funded by Google and other investors for nearly $1.7M, Garrett Gee's life had already changed.

But when the Provo, Utah resident then sold his mobile scanning app, QR, to a well-known company you may have heard of called Snapchat for $54M, he had no idea just how much more change was in store for him.

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Gee (only 25 at the time) and his wife, Jessica (who was 29) found themselves faced with a sum of money they never anticipated having in their lives, let alone at such a young age.

It's easy to play the hypothetical game, "If I had x amount of money, I would travel to y for z amount of weeks," but for the Gees, that fantasy became a tangible reality.

So Garrett and Jessica threw all of their earnings into savings, sold all of their possessions except photos and journals, and used the money they made from selling those possessions (roughly $45K) to begin the journey that earned them the nickname of "The Bucket List Family."

Check out pictures of their unbelievable travels documented on Instagram below:

The couple, along with their two children Dorothy, 3, and Manilla, 1, have been traveling the world on their $45K budget and have amassed a following of nearly 100K on social media.

They had originally planned to travel for five months, but have not made set plans yet to return or to go back to a permanent life.

They've visited Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, just to name a few places.

Jessica gushed to the Daily Mail:

"Traveling to different cultures all around the world is a wonderful way to develop kind hearts, a love for the planet, and open minds towards all people from all different backgrounds."


The couple's lighthearted and carefree lifestyle doesn't come without giving back, however.

Though they won't fully disclose what exactly they do, they have been anonymously helping families with donations each month, including funding LASIK eye surgery for five people, something that Jessica has called a "blessing" in her own life.

Check out this video of the Gee's swimming with Humpback whales in Tonga:

Though no one knows where they'll go next, the one thing that's for certain is that they don't intend on stopping anytime soon.

They've learned so much on the road, as Garrett told People:

"We've learned to find happiness with less and we've become more open-minded and open-hearted. We've learned about other cultures and where they seek happiness. Good, happy people, I've learned, come from everywhere."

Between their grounded nature, incomparable adventures and true love for each other and the world around them, we think it's safe to say that the Gee family is pretty much the definition of life goals.

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