One important aspect of long term travel with kids that must be considered is education. Jenn Miller has home schooled her kids since birth and is in her sixth year of road schooling them as they adventure. Read along and think through your philosophy, curriculum options, and hands on ideas for how to make it happen as you hit the road.
Just graduated college or graduating soon? Frustrated about job prospects? Isabel Eva Bohrer shares tips on a travel option that you may not have thought of. A RTW trip could enhance your resume and make you stand out to prospective employers.
With your map unrolled on the dining room table, it's tempting to keep adding dots to your itinerary. After all, you don't want to miss anything! Grab a glass of wine and sit down with Jenn Miller as she explains why they've learned to travel slower, and see the benefits of a less hectic pace for family travel.
For first time RTW travelers, there’s so much to think about. Getting that first country on your itinerary is an exciting time, and many struggle with finding the best place to begin. Here are nine countries that make excellent first stops on your round the world adventure.
Jenn Miller has a PhD in family travel earned from the University of Crazy Mamas Abroad. With four kids and nearly 30 countries across five continents under her belt, she's certified to tell it like it really is.
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.
Adjusting to life after an around the world trip can be stressful, especially when you have high expectations about how your life should change. Annie Shustrin shares her struggle in returning from a year long honeymoon and finding her place in Brooklyn, New York.
The first time I returned home after a big trip, I spent my first month back in the states weeping, reconsidering my life here and wondering how I fit into this whole job/commute/9-5 thing. Really, I think anyone who has ever taken a break from what we westerners consider 'Real Life' has had a painful reality check when they arrive home.