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Ordinary British families up sticks and travel the globe in search of life-changing experiences

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Ordinary British families up sticks and travel the globe in search of life-changing experiences

Series 1 Summary

Six ordinary British families achieve what many of us dream of, uprooting to travel the globe in search of life-changing experiences.

This observational series captures their travels on camera as they swap the day-to-day grind and conventional routines for treks and adventures in exotic and remote corners of the world.

Their itineraries are as varied as their budgets, but each parent is equally determined to show their children a way of life far removed from their own, without the usual comforts and luxuries.

But what happens when a road trip along the length of Africa results in a car crash involving young children, miles away from medical aid and family support? Or when a daring sea expedition in search of a Pacific island paradise ends in life-threatening food poisoning?

Despite the adventures awaiting them, will the intensity of life together 24 hours a day, often in remote destinations and confined spaces, really help these families come together and change?

  • Episode 1

    Episode 1

    The Willmott family travel to the Himalayas, the Mongolia steppes and the Papuan rainforest. Will their journey change how they live their lives?

  • Episode 2

    Episode 2

    All his life, yachting fanatic Jason Lawrence has dreamed of sailing around the world. Now he's decided it's time to fulfil his ambition - and he's taking his wife and two young children.

  • Episode 3

    Episode 3

    Series in which families swap the daily grind for life-changing adventures. In this episode, Rosanna and Ajay Pindoria pack their three young kids into a 4x4 and drive the length of Africa.

  • Episode 4

    Episode 4

    Single mum Nikki McClements takes her nine-year-old daughter Beth around the world. Little does she know how dramatically the trip will affect the course of her life.

  • Episode 5

    Episode 5

    John Tregembo takes his wife and two teenage children across the world to find a new home. But the family have only been abroad once before and struggle to adapt to life off the tourist trail.

  • Episode 6

    Episode 6

    Gary Fisher wants to see if it's possible for a welder from Warrington to take on the middle class dream and buy an ocean-going yacht and sail his wife and twin toddlers to America.