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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?

 

  • May 19th – May 30th, 2018: Hiking the Camino, Spain
  • May 30th – June 11th, 2018: Portugal
  • June 9th – June 25th, 2018: Budapest, Hungary
  • June 26th – July 26th, 2018: Romania for the At Home In The World Retreat
  • July 26th – Aug 26, 2018: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • August 26 – August 30: On planes…
  • August 30 – Sept 12th: Everett, WA & Maui, Hawaii
  • Sept 13 – Sept 16: Portland Oregon
  • 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 28th: Luang Prabang, Laos
  • March 28th – ? Bali, Indonesia

Latest Travel Posts

Highlights of 2016 Personal / Travel

Another amazing year has passed! This one had some truly epic moments and some big changes in direction for us as a family. In 2016, we visited six countries, including Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia (Bali), Canada, and the USA. Below I’ll highlight some of my best photos from each place and share a little overview of our experience there. Breckenridge, Colorado We started off...

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Finances / Travel

Traveling with your family doesn’t have to break the bank! One of the biggest expenses of family travel (after airfare) is the price of accommodation. But there are easy ways to save thousands of dollars on family accommodation AND stay in places that are much more enjoyable than a hotel room! How do we save money on accommodation? We Book Houses Or Apartments – Not...

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12 Tips For Extended Travel With Children Education / Family / Personal / Travel

Traveling with our children for the past seven years has been more of a catalyst for learning than we ever imagined, and our expectations were quite high to begin with. We value learning together in new and unfamiliar territory, expanding our comfort zones, and exploring the wonders to be savored in foreign lands. The reality we identified with at the time we started our journey...

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Entrepreneurship / Goals / Personal / Travel

While many people would love to travel long-term with their families, the task of figuring out to how to fund a traveling lifestyle can seem daunting. It is hard to figure out where to even begin, when all you have known your whole life is how to create a conventional life with a conventional 9-5 job. I made this video to help you brainstorm ideas on...

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Family / Personal / Travel

Is it safe to travel the world with your family? One question I hear over and over from people considering traveling with their family is, “How do I keep my family safe while traveling?” In this video, I share my own tips for traveling safely as a family, drawing from our family’s experience over the last seven years of travel.  I also share some common...

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A Scrumptious Hibernation in Nelson, New Zealand Education / Family / Food / Music / New Zealand / Personal / Travel

Believe it or not, we’re homebodies. It may seem paradoxical that we’re also long-term traveling, worldschooling adventurers. Those things don’t typically go together, do they? But for us, they seem to work out quite magically. I’m reminded of the hobbits in Lord of the Rings. They aren’t necessarily wired for adventures, but some find travel to be invaluably “precious” in their journey through life. We see worldschooling as a...

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The West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island —Three Traveling Families Sharing One Epic Roadtrip New Zealand / Travel

Have I mentioned how much more kids learn when they are exploring the world with their friends? For example, what might be “just another hike” morphs into an exciting adventure with new playmates. “Boring” car drives suddenly shift gears as kids learn the valuable art of car swapping, so they can score a seat next to their friend. Party in the back seat anyone? Playing on...

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A Reunion of Friends in Nelson, New Zealand Family / Friends / New Zealand / Photography

One of the most amazing things about traveling as a family is becoming friends with other traveling families. It is really fun to get together and play in different places around the world! We feel exceptionally fortunate that we had two of these wonderful families to adventure with during our stay. New Zealand was a first for all of us, and it was great to discover...

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New Zealand North Island Encounters Education / Family / Food / Friends / New Zealand / Photography

Centrally located near the top of the South Island, Nelson made an excellent home-base for our three-month visit in New Zealand, and we completely luxuriated in the time we spent there. Because the country is quite large and packed full of awesomeness around every corner, we did occasionally venture to other places as well. Our first trip began with a short stay in Auckland on the North Island, to renew Aysia’s passport....

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Home-basing in Nelson, New Zealand New Zealand / Travel

Kia Ora! Nau mai! We’re so glad you made it to our first New Zealand installment. Settling into a new country is always an adventure for our family. The fun, and sometimes the frustration, all come as part of this process of discovery. We never really know what to expect, so it always turns into an interesting combination of surprises. Air New Zealand Just for...

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