Family Adventure Podcast with Erik Hemingway

Today on the show we have Jeff and Elizabeth from {Dutch Dutch Goose} who are living in the Netherlands and exploring as much of the world as they possibly can. 3 years ago Jeff had a job offer that moved them to Europe so they packed it all up and moved along with their 2 boys for a new adventure. Fast forward to now, they've had another son in the Netherlands, made some great friends and had some epic adventures!  Elizabeth shares her experience about having their 3rd son there and also what it's like to get involved and connect with local Dutch families. They both agree the locals have given them so much guidance to see the less popular cities and towns all across Europe that get missed on the average trip. Teaching them to explore more than just the capital (London, Paris, Rome, Etc) and find the diamond towns in the rough so to speak :)  Be sure to listen to the whole episode to hear how the boys have adjusted to life and school while living abroad. And also their son's fun point of view after seeing the Sistine Chapel in Rome. 

Direct download: 140-dutchdutchgoose.mp3
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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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