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Most people spend their days wishing they could hop on a private jet and steal away to a white-sand beach halfway across the globe.

They save up their money, and they save up their vacation time by punching the clock. Every day. Nine to five. They sit in their cubicles, beholden to a boss that probably shares that same dream. Still, they feel trapped by their finances and glued to the clock.

It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Greg and Laurie Duncan have broken those chains for themselves, and they’re working tirelessly to lift others up to be able to do the same.

With their freedom, they’ve been fortunate enough to be able to travel the world, exploring all that it has to offer them.

And they weren’t alone in discovering the beauty of the world. When their children were growing up, they had the distinct privilege of learning all about history and culture firsthand. Where most students have to learn about Custer’s Last Stand from stuffy textbooks, the Duncans’ kids were able to travel to the site of Little Big Horn to watch a live re-enactment. Their unique curriculum took them all over the place, from Oregon to London, Boston to Paris. They learned Spanish in Costa Rica and French in France as a part of weeks’ long immersion courses. It was an educational experience unlike any other.

Since their kids have now grown up and gotten married, Greg and Laurie have spent their free time traveling with one another—occasionally bringing along their kids and their spouses.  Together, the Duncans have gone on spectacular safaris in South Africa, luxuriated on yachts in Saint-Tropez, marveled at the masterpieces in the Louvre, cruised the Mediterranean Sea, hiked through the dense jungles of Cambodia and the Amazon, and so much more. They loved every minute of being able to see the corners of the world most people dream about.

In addition to traversing Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa, the Duncans have also had the unique opportunity to marvel at all that the U.S. has to offer.

Each year—at least once a year—the Duncans hop over from Montana to the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui, Hawaii. There, they soak up the sun and hike up to untouched waterfalls deep in the jungle. They love Hawaii, but it’s not the only place they find pristine beauty in the U.S.

Both avid skiers, Greg and Laurie love to hit the slopes at their rustic, alpine home, aptly named the Dayspring Lodge. On the southern shore of a secluded lake, the lodge offers all of the resplendent trappings of a luxurious cabin in the woods. They consider spending time at the Lodge to be a “staycation” of sorts.

It’s Greg and Laurie’s hope that they can inspire and help others to achieve their dreams and be able to travel and show their children all the splendors the world has to offer the way they have been able to for themselves and their own family.

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