Travel

Destinations

In 2009, we sold our house to travel the world as a family, experience new cultures and languages, and expand our minds. So far, we’ve been to over 40 countries and dozens of cities and towns. Below, you can find a map of the highlights. Clicking any location will take you to posts about that location. (Note: Some of the places we’ve traveled may not have yet made it into blog posts or on this map.)

We have over 10 years of experience traveling with kids of every age from 0 to 15, and we’re passionate about encouraging other families who are interested in long-term travel.

Families who are interested in doing this often have many questions from education and finance, to packing and luggage, to safety and healthcare, to locations and community. If you’d like support in your travel journey, be sure to check out the annual Family Adventure Academy, a 3-day live bootcamp for parents who want to take their families on a travel adventure.

If your family is ready to hit the road, even for a week, we’d love to see you at the Family Adventure Summit an annual 4-day event for families in held exciting locations around the world where you can meet other inspiring families who are doing this, too, and receive encouragement and support in your journey.

For online support, check out our Family Travel Accelerator course, with over 6 hours of training on questions from how to fund your travels, to how to decide where to go, along sharing what we’ve learned on our journey

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Where Are We Going?

  • July 26th – Aug 26, 2018: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • August 26 – August 30: On planes…
  • August 30 – Sept 12th: Everett, WA & Maui, Hawaii
  • Sept 16 – Nov 29th: San Miguel de Allende for The Family Adventure Summit
  • November 30th – December 28th: Bali, Indonesia
  • December 28th – January 14th: Kerala, India
  • January 14th – March 14: Bali, Indonesia
  • March 14 – March 28: Luang Prabang, Laos
  • March 28th – May 23: Bali, Indonesia
  • May 23 – June 26: Europe (Germany, Austria, and Czech Republic)
  • June 26 – July 18: Transylvania, Romania for At Home in the World Retreat
  • July 18-July 28: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • July 28-Aug 26: Seattle, Washington (for Family Adventure Academy)
  • Aug 26-Oct 23: Bali, Indonesia (for Family Adventure Summit)
  • Oct 24- ??: Greenville, South Carolina, USA

Latest Travel Posts

Los Chorros Waterfall and Breakdancing Costa Rica

This morning, we decided to fulfill Marie’s biggest wish since she got here: go swimming. Unfortunately, after about a 10 minute walk to the pool, we found out that it was closed. It turns out that many shops, restaurants, and other facilities close on Mondays. And some just close whenever they want to – this is Costa Rica, after all. So, we thought we’d take...

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Grecia rental view $1100 Costa Rica

I just wanted to keep everyone up to date on what we’ve been doing the past four days since we arrived in Costa Rica. We’re in the perfect location for exploring the town. We’re in walking distance of everything, and we have been walking a lot! It actually gets fairly hot during the day here, and we’re not used to this much walking, so we...

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We Made it to Costa Rica! Costa Rica

Well, we’re finally here! We’re in Costa Rica, and it’s warm and beautiful! I made a little video of our trip over, which you can watch below. Until then, here’s a little summary of our trip so far: The Flight We flew out of Salt Lake City to JFK at 11:30pm. We flew stand-by on Jet Blue, which is really cheap, but also requires some...

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What’s in Our Luggage to Move Abroad? Travel

What do you take with you when moving abroad? If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know that we got rid of most of our stuff a few months ago. And we whittled down even further last week. The past two days, we’ve been packing and making more decisions about what to take and what to leave behind. It’s been really helpful...

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Interviewed by Examiner.com Costa Rica

Our family was recently interviewed by Roadschooling Examiner about our upcoming move to Costa Rica and how we plan to educate our children while “on the road.” The article was actually posted over a month ago, but I didn’t get the link until today. Click here to check out our interview We were asked some great questions and were happy to have the opportunity to...

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Departure Date is Set Costa Rica

We finally picked a date to make the move abroad. We’ll be leaving Salt Lake City for Costa Rica on January 6th, 2010! We have some Jet Blue buddy passes we’ll be using, and we hope there won’t be a problem using buddy passes for the “required” return ticket as well. We’re going to start out our adventure in the little town of Grecia, Costa...

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Handling Mail While Living Abroad Travel

Ah yes, the question of mail. Since we announced our upcoming move to Costa Rica, I’ve had several people ask various questions about what we’re going to do with our mail. There are a lot of options, but here are the steps we’ve taken to prepare for dealing with mail while living abroad. First: Eliminate As Much Mail As Possible The first thing we did...

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We’re Moving to Costa Rica Costa Rica

Wait! Moving?! As in “one-way ticket”? As in, “you’re not coming back?” Yep. That’s right. Are we crazy? Probably. You’re kidding, right? But… WHY?!! Well, you already know how much we enjoyed our trip to Panama. True, that was more of a vacation-mindset trip than it was a “living in another country” trip, but we still experienced our share of culture, language, and grew closer...

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Japan Trip Summary Japan / Kyoto

Tadaima! I’m home from Japan, and had a great time. Here is a summary of the entire trip, with pictures. On Friday, I left for Japan with my dad, one other chaperon, and six students from ages 14-18. It was a lot of fun being back in Japan, smelling the familiar smells, and hearing the familiar sounds. In fact, it’s so familiar to me now,...

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Pagoda Tower in Asakusa Japan / Kyoto / Tokyo

We’ve had a great time in Japan so far. I don’t have much time for details right now, but here are some photos for you to enjoy from Tokyo and Kyoto. So far, I think the highlight for me has been the zen rock garden at Ryouanji. But I’ve also loved eating the food again, speaking and hearing Japanese, seeing their beautiful gardens, and spending...

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