In early 2008 Jennifer Miller sent an open letter to loved ones, attempting to explain her family's impending leap from a conventional life to a year and a half on bicycles. Little did she know that, more than five years later, they'd still be traveling. This letter is as true today as it was the day she penned it, and explains (to those who care) WHY one family dropped a successful conventional life like a hot rock in trade for the great unknown.
Think along with Jenn Miller about how travel can be a contributor to the growth process of defining your own values and crafting your own meaning for life. We all learn and grow, sometimes the world is our best teacher.
Do you pick up hitchhikers? Jenn Miller does every chance she gets! Hop in the front seat and listen as she interviews Richard, a beautiful blend of scientist and traveler who stuck his thumb out on the road leading out of Te Anau, in New Zealand.
Jennifer Miller has been traveling since before she was born... sometimes with her parents, sometimes with her kids. When she's very lucky, with both at the same time. Multi-generational travel may not be easy, but it's very worth it. She'll give you three good reasons to dive into the deep end of the world and take your parents.
Jennifer Miller has been a student with the world as her classroom and humanity as her teacher since she was a child. In her continuing series, following the Indie Travel Manifesto, she examines the lessons she's learning regarding her place in the context of a very rich world, indeed.
Jenn Miller has been traveling with kids for seventeen years across six continents and nearly 30 countries. She has a master's degree in toddler travel, having ridden that merry-go-round five times over a ten year span. She weighs in on airplane etiquette for children, how to prepare at home, and structure for success.
Jenn Miller travels for a living and meets a lot of interesting characters. Sit down on the bamboo floor and listen as she chats with Anne, a young girl who learned an obscure language so that she could change the world... but discovered that the world would change her.
In which the eyes of a long term traveler are opened in a new way and layovers go from being the bane of Jennifer Miller's existence, to a magical block of time in which anything is possible, and the unexpected is allowed to blossom. How did you spend your last layover? More importantly, how will you spend your next one?