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.
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 Bucket List Family"
This millionaire couple sold everything to travel the world with their children
BIG UPDATE : Since the beginning of our family adventure we made the goal to travel to unique destinations across the world then turn around and gift these same wonderful experiences to other families who might not have the opportunity otherwise. Recently, we had a grand adventure exploring Exuma Bahamas, seeing the famous swimming pigs, and even getting in the water with sharks!! Now, we would like to gift this entire trip to another family! This month we will be gifting a free trip to the Bahamas to a deserving family! If you would like to nominate another family or even your own, visit the link in our profile. Note : We want to make this less of a giveaway and more just a simple gift of kindness as a team effort from us, our partners, and our followers together! /// #family #bucketlist #adventure #bahamas #exuma #travel #vlog /// @grandisleresort @mrdrewscott @garrettgee @settie4444 @thebucketlistfamily
We love you already, Dominica!! 💚💚💚 More pics over on our personal accounts : @garrettgee @settie4444 @dorothyseven @manillagee 💚✌🏼️💚 /// #family #bucketlist #adventure #lds #dominica #travel #vlog /// @beautifuldestinations @rosaliebay @freshlypicked @arvo @travelingtheworldd @travelandleisure
Some have been asking if our drone is difficult to travel with..Not at all! You can see @garrettgee wearing the drone backpack in this pic. Super easy for day adventures and Garrett just takes it as one of his carry-ons when we fly.. 💙☺️💙 ..and the @3drobotics backpack is included in our drone giveaway!! /// #family #bucketlist #adventure #lds #mormon #travel #vlog /// @beautifuldestinations @mormonchannel @passionpassport @dronesetc @travelingtheworldd @gopro @travelandleisure
❤️💙💚..from our small family to yours!! QUESTION : We're making plans for a big future giveaway and service project. If you and your family could visit any of the countries or resorts or destinations we have traveled to, which would you pick and why?? Please tell us some of your favorites!! ❤️💙💚 /// #family #adventure #bucketlist #anguilla #mormon #lds #travel /// @beautifuldestinations @anguilla_tourism @visitcuisinart @mormonchannel @lesleyannemurphy @passionpassport @settie4444 @garrettgee @travelandleisure
Family hugs in St Kitts.. ❤️💙💚 ..this week we are catching up on our videos. @garrettgee and his little assistant, @dorothyseven just posted a video about all our camera gear and tech stuff we travel with and what website we use to safely backup all our cherished photos FOR FREE!! It's a little different from our other videos. More informative and less dancing which is usually a bad thing but we hope you still like it a little bit anyways.. 😉✌🏼️☺️ Happy Travels!! /// #family #adventures #stkitts #freshfromthefarm #travel #vlog #familyhug /// @bellemontfarm @stkittstourism @beautifuldestinations @chatbooks @dametraveler @wonderful_places @travelandleisure
Whoooa @manillagee!! 🐴🏖🦄 The beach in Turks and Caicos is just full of magic surprises!! /// #family #adventure #turksandcaicos #caraloren #myluxuryretreat /// @brodyvan23 @caraloren @garrettgee @settie4444 @momtogs @luxuryretreats @dametraveler @turksandcaicos
Grateful to show our little kids so much of this great big world 🌏🌍🌎 /// 2 new videos today!! The first is our family video update from Bali (link to watch in profile) ..The other video is a special Valentine to @dorothyseven from @garrettgee (posted to Garrett's Facebook) Hope you had a special day full of family friends and love!! /// #family #adventure #ubud #bali #indonesia #travel #vlog #tegenungan #bucketlist /// @thebalibible @beautifuldestinations @explorebali @travelandleisure @balidaily @balibody @indtravel @forbestravelguide @garrettgee
Family yard work in Thailand 😉💚☺️ We just posted a new video to our YouTube channel : The Thailand Lantern Festival!! ✨ Link to watch in our profile 📺 /// #family #adventure #thai #chiangmai #thailand #ricefield #vlog #familyvlog #travelvlog /// @townandcountrytravel @settie4444 @beautifulhotels @beautifuldestinations @garrettgee @dharadhevichiangmai pc : @3leggedthing
Hello from Phi Phi, Thailand!! 💚 Here's a few updates from the family : @garrettgee got stung by a jellyfish..ON HIS FACE!! (Side note : he would not let me treat it 😉😂😉) .. @dorothyseven made some new friends from Japan and from Hong Kong. @manillagee loves karaoke bars🎤. And we had dinner with a vagabond girl from Netherlands. She was sitting solo so we invited her to join us. She had never traveled before and then one day decided to leave home for a 4 month journey across South East Asia!! So crazy. So cool. We'll have more updates in our Sunday video update on YouTube ☺️✌🏼️☺️ /// #family #adventure #krabi #thailand #phiphiisland #weekend #travel /// @peacelagunaresort @aboutthailand @heymamaco @travelinthailand @thailandtextbook @settie4444
Family hike to the Blue Pools of New Zealand 💙💙💙 It's a beautiful and super kid friendly hike with gorgeous forests, tall bridges, and of course, crystal blue waters!! "The blue colour is a result of light refraction on the clear snow-fed icy glacier water." /// Video of our New Zealand adventures up on YouTube 📺🎥🎬 Link to WATCH in profile /// #bluepools #nzmustdo #family #newzealand #adventure @beautifuldestinations @garrettgee @jeremyjauncey 📷 @breehawaiii
"Scary Faces" 😠😳😂 /// We had to get creative with costumes this year. The best we could do in a foreign country on a travel budget ☺️🎃☺️ /// Sunday = NEW VIDEO on our YouTube channel : link in profile 🎬🎥📺 /// #halloweenweekend #superscary #family #travel #adventure 📷 @breehawaiii
We fell in love with Tonga. The water is clear, the whales are magnificent, but most of all the people are just so warm and welcoming 🌴🐋☀️ THANK YOU so much for having us Tonga. Next stop : NEW ZEALAND!! Any suggestions for us? We're going for about 1 month to see both the North and South Island! /// 🎥📺🎬 NEW Sunday video update is up on our YouTube channel!! LINK IN PROFILE /// #tonga #vavau #family #adventure #travel #faith #sunday
We've left our home in the grassy green hills of the Northern coast and traveled South to the lake filled forests of Rotorua!! Wildlife, natural hot springs, glow worm caves, and Hobbiton!! 🌲🐟🌿 /// BIG THANKS to everyone who shared their spooky Halloween pics with us. @dorothyseven is loving them 😍🎃😍 The 3 winners are.. @lindsaydangerfield @caritomson and @jjlew2 🎉🎃🎉 DM or email us your addresses and go brush your teeth because candy is coming your way!! All the pics were awesome. Thanks to everyone and we will find something fun in Rotorua and do it again :):):) /// #halloween #ilikelocal #besthiddenplacecontest #family #travel @i_like_local @airnz 📷 @breehawaiii
Birthday cake on the beach..because home is where your family is.. 🎂 /// #family #travel #adventure #faith #love /// BIG THANKS everyone for all the birthday love!! 🎉❤️🎉 /// @garrettgee @dorothyseven 📷 @breehawaiii
When @dorothyseven grows up she wants to be a 👑. When @garrettgee grows up he wants to be a ⚓️. What do YOU want to be when you grow up? Emoji answers only 😉 /// @purenewzealand @freshlypicked @airnz @beautifuldestinations @childhoodsclothing @settie4444 📷 @breehawaiii
Byron Bay 💙💙💙 ..we hadn't really realized how long we've been traveling until we started seeing pictures from back home (Utah-USA) of our friends and family shoveling the snow off their driveways, going skiing, and preparing for the Holidays!! ❄️❄️❄️ Winter is coming already?? Thanksgiving is our favorite. We're sad we'll be away 😔 Plz post lots of pics guys and we'll enjoy some turkey and pumpkin pie vicariously through you ☺️ Stay warm friends, we miss you and we love you!! ❤️❤️❤️ /// #family #friends #travel #thanksgiving #warrenjc #wanderlust #adventure /// @visitbyron @warrenjc @beautifuldestinations @bestvacations @townandcountrytravel @garrettgee 📷 @breehawaiii
"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.
"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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This millionaire couple sold everything to travel the world with their children