Family Adventure Podcast with Erik Hemingway

Today on show we have Lisa and Steve from the blog {Six Backpacks} who are originally from Australia and are currently on a 1 year adventure with their daughters guessed it...backpacks! :) 

This family has always loved backpacking their way through new adventures so as soon as their youngest could carry her own pack they headed out 2012 to explore the world on different trips starting in SE Asia. The launched at the beginning of this year are making their way around the world while traveling full time including 3 months they spent in India! They share about experiences on the go and some culture shock they had from going from one country to the next.

Be sure to listen to the whole episode for more info about their travels and how they transitioned into "homeschooling" on the go! 

Direct download: 139-sixbackpacks.mp3
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Today on the show we have Dave from The Saddleback Leather Co. A brand he created years ago to help support his traveling habit. Before they got married both Dave and his wife suzette traveled extensively under the idea of "once you get married, traveling stops." Once they  met and got married, they didn't however,  see any reason to quit exploring the world especially after they started having kids. Their daughter took over 38 flights in her first year alone and Dave tells us she had over 50 stamps in her first passport. This family is the perfect display to showing the world that traveling doesn't have to stop or slow down when you have kids. In fact, it becomes a whole new and exciting experience! Be sure to listen to the whole episode to find out why they continue to go back to Africa and why it holds such a special place in their hearts!

Direct download: 138-SaddlebackLeather.mp3
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Today on the show we have Julie and Jeff Sage-Lauck from the blog { The Joy Ride } who just wrapped up a 1 year RV adventure throughout the United States and parts of Canada with their 2 small kids. Originally from Colorado they moved to Oregon and lived for 5 years before the Rv Adventure. Their life is Portland was good they just both felt it could be more. After a couple of life circumstances seemed to be pointing to this new direction they began to plan and prepare for this big of a trip. Both Julie and Jeff had done traveling before kids and before they got married. So this time they were excited to plan something they knew the kids (and the dog) could enjoy as well! We got to catch up with them near the end of their trip while they were still in Canada and hear about their highs and lows of the trip as well as some lessons they learned along the way. Such a great interview packed with lots of great advice!

Direct download: 136-TheJoyRide.mp3
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Today on the show we have Ka Sundance who is so passionate about giving families that push and inspiration to go out and live the life you want! And do some traveling while you're at it ;) When asked how long Ka and his family of 8  have been traveling his answer was "for ever!"  They currently use Costa Rica as home base and work hard to travel to 4 new countries every year! They also have plans to develop a community in Costa Rica in the future for traveling families to have a place to connect and gather. Be sure to listen to the whole episode to hear more. 

Direct download: 136-Sundance.mp3
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Today on the show we have Ashley and Nathan from  { Mama Says Namaste }  to share their journey from leaving the corporate world and dipping their toes in full time travel to now on an open ended RV Adventure around the US! This interview was exciting because Ashley shares that Family Adventure Podcast was part of the initial push toward getting them to travel! How fun! Listen to episode for how a one month trip to Costa Rica changed their view on the lifestyle they wanted and what Facebook group got them excited about full time RV Travel!

Direct download: 135-Mamasaysnameste.mp3
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Today on the show we have Celine from { Family Can Travel } and { Baby Can Travel }. This family learned very quickly and share their message with other that ยป a life of travel does not have to stop once you have a baby! A trip to Barcelona when their daughter was just 3 months old inspired them to start Baby Can Travel as a resource for people traveling with babies. They have since written 5 ebooks and continue to travel and share their experiences to help others. Listen to episode for how they have evolved into month long travels now! 

Direct download: 134-BabyCanTravel.mp3
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Today on the show we have Eric & Grace (while little 2 y/o Leo sleeps), young adventurers, who share about how they left the white picket fence life earlier this year and decided to get out and see the world!  Currently they are talking to us from South East Asia before they head to Europe spending 4-6 weeks in each place. Once they made the decision to go, it was a month later Eric quit his job, they got rid of most of the stuff and moved into parents place for some time while they set up stability to get on the road.  Check out for more info and links to this family!

Direct download: 133-DareListFamily.mp3
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Today on the show we have Kristin, originally from Australia now happily living in Switzerland (close to Zurich) with her Swiss husband and 3 kids. What started out as chance to see the world, now 14 years later has turned into an epic family adventure. Kristin shares how minimalism has helped them keep traveling. We've all been there trying to cram the suitcase full of things you *might* need. Simplifying what they pack and travel with has made it easy to get away on the weekends and not feel overwhelmed by trying to take a trip.  Listen to the episode to hear about their next idea for an adventure! *hint* it includes a VW bus ;) 

Direct download: 132-SimpleFamilyTravel.mp3
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Today on the show we have Photographer couple Jake and Dannie talking to us from in venice on month 5 of one year adventure.  Back a year ago when they were living and working in Florida they decided to take some time off from their business and explore while Lisa was still little as well as a chance to develop and play with new photography skills.  Before this big trip they had done some traveling before, including a big trip to China after they got married along with some road trips up and down the East Coast of the US. With this one year off adventure they are doing things a bit different, mainly by taking it slow. They plan about 3 months ahead but remain flexible if locations or other variables come up.  By mostly staying in Air B&B for longer (usually weeks to a month) it let's them get a chance to really see the city and not feel like they have to rush and see it all in a day. Make sure to listen to the whole episode to hear about some of their highlights from the trip so far! 

Direct download: 131-jakedanni.mp3
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Today on the show we have Tammy who shares about her adventures with the family in the last several years including a 5 month adventure in a caravan throughout the Australian coast.  They are based out of Brisbane Australia and between 2008-2010 hopped over to SouthEast Asia over 12 times!! They have 2 kids and did a 4 counrty trip when their son was just 9 months old!  Check out for more info on their family!

Direct download: 130-Makingmyselfepic.mp3
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