Jimmy Doherty sets out on a mission to find out if a simpler existence really can make people happier, meeting families who have quit the rat race to live simpler lives. He begins by heading to Indonesia, to meet Sophie, Simon and their 18-month-old son Max, who now live on a tropical island in the Pacific Ocean. With lush rainforest and coral reef, their island hideaway appears to be the stuff of dreams. But Jimmy soon discovers the paradise comes with some hidden perils, including lethal centipedes, monitor lizards and water pythons. Is their isolated existence worth the danger?