Caroline Keylock is a strategic consultant who specializes in luxury, fashion, and lifestyle. She also writes the blog Masters of Many, which chronicles individuals who are seeking alternatives to the traditional work-life balance. She is currently traveling the world with her husband and baby to find a life that works for them, and is writing a book on long-term family travel, to be released next year.
Caroline represents the New Adult Backpackers, one of twelve sub-types explored in our latest trend report, The New Adulthood. For more on the New Adults, the micro-generation that’s redefining growing up, download the full report.
On working abroad
We had discussed as a couple, prior to having kids, taking a stint off work and traveling. Once I was pregnant we talked about it again. It made me think: why are we waiting? We lived in two places at the time, London mid-week and Worthing on the south coast on the weekends. We’d already decided that we were going to move permanently to Worthing and sell the place in London, but originally we were thinking we would use that money to do more to our house, and save the rest of it.
When I was pregnant, it made me feel it was now or never. I’d seen a couple of other people traveling with really young babies and I thought that we could do the same. Even though lots of people said, “Your son is not going to remember anything,” we were both convinced it would be a huge influence on how he grows up. And he’d have two parents, 24/7. It shouldn’t have to be a restriction, having a young baby. It just makes you see things in a very different way.