A few months back, I entered a yoga class, unaware of the incredible inspiration I was to be blown away by. I was introduced to a woman who's inspiring tale and privilege to call her husband a clown and get away with it, left me wanting more.
She made my jaw drop and exclaim 'You're literally living out my dream! Wow!'
This is a tale of a juicer and a clown. A family travelling for a living and taking the nomadic lifestyle to new levels!
I am delighted to introduce Trish from Passion 4 Juice, here to inspire you and prove that dreams are worth chasing!
What is Passion 4 Juice all about?
I am Trish Tucker, an Aussie from Forster. You can’t get much more Aussie than that! I have an adventurous, crazy life that some people dream about and others may think is just way too hard. I spend half the year working at summer festivals in the UK and half the year at festivals in Australia. I love travelling and the great outdoors and am passionate about bringing fresh juice and good health to people. In 2003 I founded Passion 4 Juice Ltd, an award winning juice bar company. I serve fresh pressed juice at festivals, events and retreats. I also provide bespoke catering for workshops, retreats, and seminars.
What did you do before Passion 4 Juice?
I studied Economics and Marketing at University, I had several roles in hospitality, managed restaurants and worked in cafes while putting myself through Uni. Then I had a series of marketing roles in Real Estate and Financial Services. When I finally took the plunge to run my own business I was in a global marketing role working in Insurance. This was not really my passion!
What made you start the business Passion 4 Juice?
I am passionate about healthy eating, juicing, travelling, the great outdoors and inspiring people to be healthy. Life is too short to be dissatisfied and I found that working in Financial Services wasn’t really my passion. When I met my husband he was leaving teaching to go back to clowning and performing. I found that really inspiring. Even at Uni, all I really wanted to do was have a mobile juice bar and travel around keeping people healthy and spreading the word about healthy eating. I redesigned my life to combine all the things I love to do.
What has been the hardest aspect of being a nomad?
Having kids on the road. My second son was born in the middle of the Edinburgh Fringe while we were living in a truck in the car park of the University. I think that has taken some courage. I think travelling and working with kids is really tough at times. But having kids full stop is bloody hard work.
What has been the best part?
It is the rich tapestry of people that I meet on the way that has made it awesome. I love going to new places and meeting new people.
What motivates you to put in the hard yards and continue the Nomad way of living (instead of just ‘settling down’)?
New places, new faces. I want to go to new places all the time – the list is long but Eastern Europe is really calling me.
What would you tell someone who was also thinking about creating a travelling business?
Do your homework. Can you really leave everything and go and live in another country? Not everyone can do that. It is tough when we are too attached to stuff. I have sold everything I own and started over many many times in my life. It can be very tiring – but isn’t life like that anyway? We jam a lot of adventure into our life and there is never a dull moment, but that comes at a price. If you are attached to a perfect home and having lots of stuff then travelling for a business may not be for you.
Anything else you’d like to add?
I think it really helps if your life partner is supportive and also likes to travel – otherwise it can get very lonely on the road with leaving family behind. We go everywhere together. That can mean it costs more with the kids, and the journey can be a bit slower as a result – but we are in the adventure together. I could not do this without the support of my husband.