Family Adventure Podcast with Erik Hemingway (general)

Today on the show we have Shellie from {Kid Tripster} to share about their 72-day adventure around the world! Shellie didn't grow up in a family that travelled a lot but knew it was something she wanted to do with her husband and 2 boys and so she began planning!! After their big trip, they've come home and she began the site Kid Tripster to combine her love of journalism and family travel. Shellie now has contributors from all over the world sharing real life experience of their own family travels, making her website an awesome resource for families planning to travel. Be sure to listen to the whole episode to hear where they went with their round-the-world tickets PLUS  more details about their trip including bike rides in The Netherlands, Hunting in Tanzania, and a mountain climb in Nepal.

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Today on the show we have Megan and Aaron from {The Art Pantry} sharing about a unique trip their family got to take together. All the details that fell into place in such a way made their story inspiring and just really fun! It began with Megan listening to Family Adventure Podcast and getting inspired by the awesome families out there take great adventures. She slowly began to dream and plan for their family to take their own kind of adventure and Set a Date! It took Aaron a little bit longer to come around but he shares how in retrospect, learning to support your spouse's dreams can lead to an unforgettable experience and even let him accomplish one of his own dreams through all this. So at the beginning of 2017, the took off with their 2 girls, and spent 3 months on the road throughout the US and visited over 22 states! The truck and trailer were loaned to them from Airstream for a Campaign they were running. That along with other details of finding work connections on the road and renting out their house with AirB&B, they watched as all the details fell into place to prepare for this cool adventure! Be sure to listen to the whole episode to find out more of that did on the road and how they planned their route!

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Today on the show we have Kate from {Sons of Adventure} to share all about their adventuring around Australia and the outdoor hiking their family love to do!  Kate and her husband Scott have been together for 19 years and have always enjoyed the outdoors so when they had the boys, very close in age, they naturally started slowly exploring the outdoors as the kids got older. Recently, they just finished The Yuraygir Coastal Walk, which for them was a 5 day hike and for 2 of the boys it was their first overnight hike/multiway hike. It was located on the coast which made it a simple hike as far as variation in altitude and an easy one to start out before choosing some more challenging hikes later this next year.   Kate shares a lot of great advice for families who may be overwhelmed by the ida of taking on a massive family full-time adventure and encourages families to adventure when and where they can. She also talks about some of the cool benefits she's seen in the boys as a result of getting out there and explore and what can do for their character and outlook on life. 

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Today on the show we have Linn and David from {Home Free Family} who have recently made the move to travel full time! David used to be in the military and they would travel in and around their homeland of Australia any chance or break they could get. When he retired last year they loved the freedom of finally moving into life on the move. 


After planning and preparation, they began to realize it would be cheaper from them to travel full time vs. living day to day life in Australia, that made the decision to go a little bit more easy. We have heard this from several families on the show and think it's a great encouragement if you're on the fence about the finances. 


They share a lot about what they do for schooling on the move or "worldschooling" and why that's been so great for their kids and why it works for them. They also share several tid-bits about backpack travel through Southeast Asia so if you're headed that way....make sure to listen to the episode all the way through!

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Today on the show we have Heather again from {FaithTakesFlights} to share about how their trip went! We talked to Heather back in Episode 88 right as they were heading out on their RV Adventure throughout the US and are so glad we got to catch up with her again to hear more details about the trip. She shares about the fun experience of meeting other families on the road &  during their stay for the winter in Florida, but also some of the challenges on the road and learning to adjust to life on the move especially during the first couple months. Heather also talks about how the schooling on the road changed as their trip progressed. Be sure to listen to the whole episode to hear more details on their route throughout the US and their truck breakdown in Canada!

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Today on the show we have Henry and Melinda from {Traveling Mel} to share about their full time travels that have taken them all throughout Europe in the last year. Originally from Montana they left life behind so explore Europe while their kids are at the perfect age!  They share about they route and countries they've visited as well as how they've adjusted to life on the road with work and school. Getting to spend about a month or so in some amazing countries Italy, Croatia, Germany, Slovenia, England, Scotland and more.  All this has been such an education for their kids and also allowed the family to be able to connect in an incredible way. 

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Today on the show we have Kate Pratt to tell us about her families travels and recent cross-country move across the U.S. Kate and her husband have travelled in the past before having their daughter, Laurel, but Kate shares how their view on life altogether has changed since having Laurel. They realized they were on the path that most people start down of trying to "check all the boxes" until they realized they wanted something less "normal" and to live a bigger life. While their daughter is still young they enjoy traveling as much as they can locally in their new home in Oregon- sightseeing what's around them and experience what they can day trips or long weekends away.

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Today on the show we have Joe and Noela from {Lost and Loving it} sharing about their current trip throughout Australia! This family is not new to the family travel scene. Joe said their first trip overseas was in 2003, with about one big trip every year since then and the kids haven't slowed that down one bit.  This year in January, Noela pushed them all to make a plan for some full time travel.  Although Joe says it took him longer to get used to the idea and get on board,  75 days later they hit the road! Whew! Currently traveling Australia coast by camper they said they do have backpacks incase they decide they want to be a bit more mobile and leave the camper behind.  Be sure to listen to the full episode to hear about how they work out the finances while on the go, and how they've discovered that it actually costs them LESS to travel full time! 

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This week's episode is a first for us. Today we welcome back Mark Simpson from {2 Travelling Tots} to the show again to share about how they traveled by letting their audience decide where they go next!  You may remember when Mark came on the show in Episode 106 to talk about their newest idea of way to make travel plans - #YouDecide So the way #YouDecide worked, is simply that….you helped decide where they traveled to next! Pretty cool eh? They started off in Bangkok and Mark shares all about where they went next. Altogether they spent about 3 months throughout SE Asia and we're excited to get off the beaten path a couple of times and really see some new and exciting places! 

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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. 

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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! 

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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!

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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!

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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. 

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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!

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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 » 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! 

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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!

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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 ;) 

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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! 

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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!

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Today on the show we have Stephanie Pletka from the blog Spit Up & Heels. This family has been able to experience a lot of travel thanks to their job.

When the idea of full time travel came around 9+ years ago, both husband and wife were excited and ready to do whatever it took to make it happen. They begin to work extra hard to set up a location independent job in their tech field and stashed away her income for 5 years to prepare for the trip and now it's been almost 4 years of traveling.

Their most recent trip was an RV trip across the US to set up a home base in Arizona but they've spent time in almost 46 States and multiple countries in Europe, depending on where the work come from. Now they've began to limit their traveling to the summer when kids are out of school.

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128- Our Lively Tribe Today on the show we have both Erin and Travis from Our Lively Tribe. They begin a "one year off" adventure in June 2017 and are planning to see the US by RV. We were excited to get to talk to them just before they headed out on their adventure! Read more about Erin and Travis and get links to their social media and website at

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127- Wanderlust Storytellers This family is all about exploring and seeing as much of this big big world as possible. For the last 2 years they've been taking any chance they can to get out and travel with their family.  Andrzej, joins us from Australia to tell us about some of the travels his family has gotten to do in the last couple of years. Listen to the whole episode to hear more!

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126- The Worldwide Webers Today on the show we have Erica from The Worldwide Webers. Her and her husband and toddler have gotten to see a list of amazing places! They were both born and raised in different parts of the States, met in New York and from there started traveling the globe. Spending time in different places depending on where their job took them. Sometimes it works out for them to travel to a place for work and then take time to spend on the weekends in a nearby country! Couple of years later, while living in Johannesburg, they discovered they were pregnant so began to look at options of where to have the baby. Erica said she was still traveling to Asia for work a lot then and learned so much about traveling while pregnant. Living as an expat forces you to challenge what you think about "normal", so they spent a lot of time researching and carefully deciding where to have the baby. In the end they were able to find a place that agreed with what they believed in and here they are now, almost 2 years later with a healthy baby girl. Listen to the episode to learn more about their decision to have the baby in South Africa and their experience!

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125- Tapped Out Travellers Today on the show we have Christine from the blog Tapped Out Travellers. She and her family moved to Germany 3 years ago with Army from Canada. Since then they have gotten to travel all around Europe using Germany as their home base. Her son is in school there on base so it's the same holiday time as her husband. Time, they use strategically to go explore more of Europe. In the last couple of years they've been to 7-10 countries and plan to see a couple more before their contract in Germany is up. Since Europe is close together is makes transportation and getting around more simple. In the past, they've taken the train to Italy and drove to Switzerland twice. Check out her blog for tons of resources (and occasional giveaways!) including an expat guide for living in Germany! Christine shares lots of tools and tips from her experience living in Germany to make the transition a little easier for others.

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124- Abroad Life Today on the show we have Tim and Erin from the blog Abroad Life. They are wrapping up a very long family adventure and were able to share some of the highs and lows of a trip like this. The idea for family travels started years ago during an especially snowing winter in Boston where they were living. Life was good...good jobs, nice home, kids were happy, but something told them deep down that they could be doing more. See more. Live a more broad life instead of a narrow one. So what started with an email to a spouse about a "crazy adventure idea" has turned into years of travel with the kiddos while they were young and plans to travel again in the future. On the show they talk about how they managed to quickly went from the "idea" to traveling, working on the road, realistically what it's like to sightsee with toddlers and a good reminder that not all traveling is rainbows and unicorns :)

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123- The Passport Kids Today on the show we have Nicole from the website The Passport Kids.We were grateful for the chance to talk to her before they head out on their one year adventure. Based out of Canada, this family sees as much as they can as often as they can, close to home. But decided they wanted to do something bigger. So after a year of preparing and planning they are about to embark in their adventure this summer! Nicole shares a little about the process of getting ready to leave and also how she planned for the trip - accommodations, transportation and the financial side of things. Make sure to listen to the episode to hear more!

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122- Ventilly Today on the show we have Frances from Sailing Vessel Ventilly. We had the chance to connect with her while they were UNDER SAIL! :) How fun! About 5 years ago Frances and her husband Matt, started getting excited about the idea of living on a sailboat after a vacation, chartering a boat, in the Caribbean with some friends. When they arrived back home they took a hard look at jobs, the house, and life in general and started the dreaming of someday taking an adventure with their family when the kids were more grown. As part of the preparation stage, they realized they were throwing a lot of money into their older home so they sold their house and moved into a much smaller condo to help downsize and save extra for the trip. Listen to the full episode to hear about their experiences while learning to sail, where they've been and their adventures so far as a sailing family!

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Today on the show we have Nicole from the blog Family with Latitude. Their family of 4 is 2 months in to a 30 month travel adventure! They plan to travel to 30 countries in 30 months more or less. While currently in London, England, Nicole joined us today to talk about the planning of a trip this big and the adjustments they're making as they start out. Check out our website and interview for more info!

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120- WorldTowning Today on the show we have Jessica and Will from the website WorldTowning. They are currently living in southern France and have been full-time traveling for over three years. First in Guatemala then in Ecuador and now on the south of France. This family decided a long time ago that they wanted to travel while they worked and they have made that dream a reality. On the show they talk about why they chose to put their kids in the school in both South America and in France, and also where they are headed next when their time in France is up!

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119 - Raise Backpackers Today on the show we have Fiona from Raise Backpackers. She has traveled so much on her own before kids and now continues to see as much of the world as she can with her children. She recalls back in her teens when her love for traveling began on a trip to Malaysia. She remembers walking down the street in a foreign city and even though was scary she felt was excited and passionate about the unfamiliarity. Since then Fiona and her husband work to save money for their trips, by keeping travel a priority and don't get caught up trying to "keep up with the Jones'". Buying the latest or having the latest is something they forfeit as they choose to live more simply, while saving the money for traveling. There are lots of ways to save money while traveling. She talks about how cruises can be a cheaper way to do that. Considering that they are both your accommodation and food all in one price and if you live near a port, it will be even cheaper since you wouldn't have to pay for flights to the port city. Fiona has also found that buying cheap airline tickets based on the cost versus where you want to go is a great way to travel and see more while spending less. Some of these places may not be not on your bucket list but will let you travel more inexpensively. Also checking out AirB&B or staying in hostels or with relatives is also a good way to save money versus staying in a hotel. Fiona's advice for families who are considering family travel is just to go and DO IT! If you're nervous about spending the money to go internationally then you can always explore and see what you can where you are :)

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118- EntreFamily Today on the show we have Stephanie Langford from EntreFamily, currently in Guatemala to talk about how they got involved in family travel years ago and how it's changed to what they do now. Stephanie and her husband had the opportunity to spend a year in Japan as newlyweds which lit the fire under them for future world travel. After finding how they were pregnant and their year in Japan came to a close, they moved back home to Canada, knowing they would prepare for some future travel. Fast forward several years and during the ups and downs of starting their ownbusinesses and life in general. They began to dream of taking 1 year off and with all 5 kids, go live in a new country! As the plan began to grow, it turned into 4 countries in a year, then 10 and when all was said and done, they visited over 30+ countries in 1 year off!! Wow!! Now they have a home base in Canada and take about 3-4 months off and travel a couple countries at once. Preferring the slow paced, live-like-locals-feel verses such a fast paced travel. Stephane shares about the complete change it takes to go travel full time. It's stressful and chaotic and a lot all at once. It forces everyone to learn to live well with the people you love. No one every promised it was easy but what comes through that hardship and challenges is beautiful, strengthen relationships that have really bonded. At that point it becomes more fun, being together and experiencing life simultaneously.

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117- Keep Moving Fast Today on the show we have Adam Dailey from Keep Moving Fast to tell us about his family's adventure, taking 1 year off with 4 young kids as they set out to see the world. Adam says it struck him on a business trip that he was tired of traveling, especially without his family. So, inspired by the magazine in the back of the pocket of the plane, He decided to go all in and take one year off with his family. They used airline miles to purchase tickets almost around the globe, the big leaps anyways. The smaller, more local flights were cheap enough and they just paid for those as they needed them. With accommodation and food the whole trip tallied up to just under 100k for a year. Adam was amazed at how much they were able to see and where they could go on almost the same amount it cost to live at home.

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116- Mountain Mom and Tots Today on the show we have Susan from Mountain Mom and Tots. In the summer of 2016 they took a huge 6.5 week trip and camped throughout the West Coast National Parks! Their family have always been outdoorsy people, Susan explains, who love to get outside and enjoy nature. This trip came at a great time when her husband was in between jobs and it was during the summer when their oldest would be out of school. At the beginning of June 2016, they took a week to get out and see some of the national parks in Utah, their home state. It was a trial week to work out any kinks they had in their system of traveling and also give them a chance to change things in preparation for the big trip. By the End of June they were ready to go! And set out on a 6.5 weeks of outdoor fun filled adventure. Susan shares that the whole trip wasn't all rainbows and unicorns. Even though the drive from park to park was no more than 6 hours, it's all too easy for everyone to get on everyone's nerves being in such close quarters. Staying in an AirB&B - house stay up near Yellowstone during a family reunion about halfway through the trip, It gave them a much needed breaking from camping and sleeping in the truck. Best advice from the show is: just to go and do it! This family took what they had and made it work. It wasn't a fancy RV or a Camper with all the bells and whistles. They wanted to spend time as a family, see the parks and get outdoors so they made it work with what they had! And now have memories that will stick with the kids forever.

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115- Thrifty Family Travels Today on the show we have more Australian Adventurers, Melissa from Thrifty Family Travels, who shares about their family's trips. She's all about being thrifty, not cheap, but getting the best value they can for the experiences on the trip. Sometimes they take the more rustic way of travel or sometimes its a more plush travel style. Including a helicopter ride to see snow cover mountains in New Zealand! Since they've traveled for years, their daughter Myla, now loves to backpack and thoroughly enjoys the adventures! She goes out of her way to make friends wherever she goes. Melissa said it's common to find her getting along for hours with other kids from other countries without speaking or understanding each other. They get along as if no language barrier exists. They recently returned from a trip to South East Asia and have plans to see Indonesia and Canada before the end of 2017! Currently they keep their trips to about 4ish weeks, usually during holidays when work is slow anyways. For the next 12 months they're working to set up on an online business and make their jobs more location independent so they can go for longer periods of time.

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114- The World And Kids Today on the show we have Jenna from The World And Kids. Her and her husband traveled in van for bit before having kids and always knew they would be travelers. They enjoy the difference that comes when traveling with kids. Like so many of our guests, Jen agreed the slower pace forces you to enjoy all the small details and moments of the adventure rather than running around trying to check sites off the list. Their family is currently living in Australia and comes with it's challenges. Jen says it's pretty pricing (and a long trip!) to go anywhere new so they plan a big chunk of time maybe 4-6 weeks at once, maybe about 1 time a year with smaller, little trips sprinkled in there. The kids have grown up traveling and now have such a better understanding of just ow big and wonderful the world is. Their daughter has even started her own education video series to help other kids learn about places all around the world! Check out they're blog to see more cute videos :)

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113 - Uncharted Family Podcast Today on the show we have Derek Loudermilk. Derek is one of those people who has serious experience with world travel and dropped by to today to tell us about some of the places he's seen and adventure's he's had. And is now starting off on his own family adventure with his girlfriend and 10 week old son! Woohoo - More traveling families! Derek is an entrepreneur and has worked in a couple of different ways, all location independent, which he will take on the road. Their long term goal would be to eventually live on all 7 continents over the span of their son's school years. He's gone a lot of places as a solo traveller but is looking forward to enjoying the difference of traveling as a family unit. It comes with a little more community and breaks down some more barriers than say a solo traveller.

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112- Robins in Flight Today on the show we have Karena and Evan from South Africa. They have taken several trips with their 5 kids to explore the world. As seasoned travelers themselves, Karen and Evan had been around. Once they found out they were pregnant with their first years ago, they took "one last trip" before the baby came. Once their daughter was born, she was very easy going so they thought "Hey, let's travel with her". When they became pregnant a second time they thought finally this was it. They would do one last trip and then be done. But they kept finding ways to travel even with the kids until now, they can see such a benefit to traveling WITH kids they love it and continue planning new trips!

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111- Gelato Travel

Today on the show we have Julie, who talks about their adventures since they moved out of the State over 9 years ago to Switzerland.

After a trip to Italy back in 2007 for 2 weeks,  knew they wanted to live abroad so Julie spent the next 3 months working to make it happen by sending her husband's resume to different companies throughout the world. Finally a Swiss Bank offered them a job and would get the visas needed for the whole family to move over. 

They lived in Swiss German part for 6 years where they had their daughter. And now live on the Swiss Italian boarder. Close enough to Italy they can go over for the day or to get some shopping done. Her husband works from home and the kids attend the local schools to get a better understanding of the language and be emerged in the culture. 

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110- Summer Sailing Adventure Today on the show we have Rasmus Jensen who interviewed with us in the beginning of 2016 during our big break. We thought the interview had been deleted but were excited to find it on an old memory card! They set out on an awesome adventure and we're glad Rasmus took the time to tell us all about it. Before they started on their summer trip, Rasmus went to look at boats to purchase. They figured this would be a good way to travel and have a "home base" travel along with you. He said all it took was 1 step on the right boat to know it was the one for them and within an hour he started the paper work to purchase. They left their home in Denmark as an Air B&B out their house and used that money and also his work as an independent illustrator to left them travel throughout the summer of 2015. The kids at that time were 6, 7, and 10 years old. He says the trip wasn't all smooth sailing but living on a boat or full-time travel like that forces you to deal with problems as they arise.

Direct download: 110-_Rasmus.mp3
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109- Currently Wandering Today on the show we have Sam and Jess from Currently Wandering who travel around the U.S. in a restored Airstream with 3 kids. Their family travels began a couple of years ago when they decided to House swap their home in Utah with a Military family from D.C. During the 18 day road trip to get to D.C., they decided they wanted to do this full time. Live life on the road. A more simple and slow life to explore the world around them. Didn't know all the details yet but wanted to pursue that. Once arriving in D.C. and within 2 months got an airstream and a truck and were ready to hit the road!

Direct download: 109-CurrentlyWandering.mp3
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108 - Were is the World Kyla from Where is the World joins us on the show to talk about why she travels with her family and some of the cool places they've experienced including over 5 weeks in West Africa with no electricity or running water where they stayed. She shares about how they enjoy places of the beaten path, 3rd world countries and non-touristy places where they're all forced out of their comfort zones. This helps the kids learn how to be flexible in any situation She writes on their blog "This doesn’t mean we never go to more traditional travel locales, we find an excuse to go to Paris whenever we can! It just means making an effort to travel to places a little less typical and a little less touristy." Read More on our site

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107 - GreenFeet Guides with Ambika Today on the show we have Ambika Anand Prokop, author of GreenFeet Guides. Her and her family are in Foreign Service meaning they get "stationed" in a foreign country for 2-3 years at a time, her husband working as a diplomat while they get to live like the locals and enjoy their new home. She shares lots of great stories about some of their experiences in sightseeing and touring around (including riding an elephant during bath time!!) as well as the ups and downs of learning to live like locals in a brand new foreign country (setting up a new home, shopping, etc) Make sure to listen to the full episode to learn more about her Cambodia - GreenFeet Guide she created to help kids get the most out of the country your family travels to!!

Direct download: 107-_greenfeet.mp3
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106 - #YouDecide with 2 Travelling Tots Today on the show we've got something a little different than normal. Mark Simpson from 2 Travelling Tots back from Episode 98 joined us on the show to tell us about they're big adventure they're setting out on and how YOU can be apart of it! They set up a online business called Boostly, that just launched helping independent hospitality business owners in the UK. With that and the blog keeping them busy they're headed off to Bangkok on December 28th of this year! They plan the trip to be a minimum of 3 months but sounds like they wouldn't mind if it continued longer than that ;) Listen to the show for more details on how you can be a part of deciding where they travel to next.

Direct download: 106-youdecide.mp3
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105- 3 Kids Travel

Today on the show we welcome Elise who shares about their family traveling adventures! 

Currently they take trips from a home base with hope of someday (soon!) going out for more extended periods of travel or possibly a year or 2 off! 

The kids are luckily immersed in a dual- enrollment school where they live, because of that the kids are now able to speak Spanish fluently and connect with others around the world who maybe don't speak English! What a great opportunity for the kids and how useful it will become later on down the road and throughout their traveling! 

Listen to the podcast for more details about stories about places they've seen, how to work while traveling and How the kids do with traveling so often! 

Direct download: 105-3Kids_Travel.mp3
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104- Salty Kisses Today on the show we've got Carl + Carly from the blog SaltyKisses to talk mainly about their sailing adventure through the NorthWest Passage. Up and over the world! What a cool adventure to be able to see a part of the world few people travel to. At one point they were only 900 away from the North Pole! Since wrapping up that trip last year, they've bought a different boat (not a steal one like they needed for the North) currently in St. Maartin and have spent the time fixing it up to head into the Caribbean and see a bit more of the islands.

Direct download: 104-SaltyKisses.mp3
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Our Life is a Trip! Today we are joined by Tracy from Our Life is a Trip and they've got a pretty sweet set up! Her husband works as a firefighter & Tracy works as a flight attendant by day and in return gets free flights for the family (Learn more in the episode!)!! On their time off they have gone to some pretty amazing places. The kids do great and even the little ones on occasion will beg to get out traveling again if they've been at home for to long ;) While on the move, Tracy says they stick to a more unschooling approach to school...allowing the kids to pursue their niches and favorite hobbies like videography or art while on the move. However, they're also enrolled in a charter school back home in California that works with their constant travel plans.

Direct download: 103-Our_Life_is_a_Trip.mp3
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Today on the show we have an incredible story from the Martinez family, who wanted to take some time off and go sailing They share about their journey to get there, it was quite incredible, with lots of ups and downs. From flights, to RV life outside of London to finally moving onto the boat!

Direct download: 102-sailing_yoga_family.mp3
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Today we are joined by author, AK Turner! AK and her husband traveled extensively before having kids. They have the same idea as so many others, to continue traveling just as often, even after the kids were born. They currently are based in the States and take several extended trips per year to different parts of the world, usually 1-3 months at a time.

Direct download: 101-VagabondingwithKids.mp3
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"A film for wondering wanderers"

Remember Jason and his family from Episode 79? We were able to catch up to them again, almost a year later and hear about their life on the road and their newest project: a Documentary they're working on!! Jason talks about the moments or days on the trip when they look at each other and wander "what the heck were they thinking?" or "This is the best life ever....everyone should do this!" Hear more about it in the episode!

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This week on the show we have Amber from Global Muchkins! She talks about the travels her family of 7 have taken in the last couple of years, and they don't plan on slowing down! Amber talks about how amazing it is to watch the kids learn so much more by traveling than they ever could learn in a text book.

Direct download: 99-Global_Munchkins.mp3
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2 Travelling Tots- This week on the show we have Mark from 2 Travelling Tots talk to us about all the traveling him and his wife used to do. They didn't want their kids to stop them from seeing the world so they don't! Currently they have an Bed'N'Breakfast in England they work 8-10 months of the year and the other months they set out and see a new part of the world. The next adventure is set for January 2017, they're headed to India, Thailand and more of SouthEast Asia with their 2 boys who will be 4 & 1.

Direct download: twotravelingtots.mp3
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97- Mia Moran from Plan Simple Meals

Mia and her family are living in Boston, in a fast-paced world. So much of work and life is staring at a computer screen- a never ending cycle making it hard to step back for a bit. Making is hard to take a break. Sound familiar?

The idea of "taking a break" has been slowly evolving in their house and Mia wanted it to work out to be their reality.

Direct download: 97SimpleMeals.mp3
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Where We Roam- After a series of life events, Scott and Emily kinda felt they were being pushed toward traveling in a big way. They came up with the idea to spend 12 months in 12 countries, wanting to live like a native of that country. Curious to explore the world and learn what it would be like to live in the country and not just "tour" it. They said it was enlightening to see how others live and enjoy the small details in everyday life while living out of 36 Liter backpacks. However, right before they left on the trip they got pregnant. So they pushed off the trip just until after the baby was born and then head out!! They relied hugely on Airline Miles and ending up flying all their major flights with points they had earned

Direct download: 96-WhereWeRoam.mp3
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The Globe-Trotting Smiths- 

12 Months ago this family left from Scotland for a year+ long trip around the world, planning to see as much as they can!

The Smiths had always planned for something cool. Some sort of travel. So when the opportunity arrived a while back they jumped at the chance! They sold her business while he would continue to work a bit of IT jobs during the trip. And off they went!

Direct download: 95_GlobeTrottingSmiths.mp3
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South Asia Adventure-

This episode if very exciting for us....We had our first guest doing a SECOND interview! Trina Shultz, who took a trip with her kids to Costa Rica back in Episode 36, just got back from a huge trip for 3 months over to SouthEast Asia!

Trina shares so much about their travels throughout Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia. Traveling with only their backpacks full of gear, they rode lots of local transportation to get around which made for some exciting experiences! Between long train rides, border crossings and an elephant sanctuary, this trip turned out to have plenty of adventure along the way.

Direct download: TrinaAsia.mp3
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The Life Enhancers - The Manuel Family are on a mission to embrace living life differently and enhance lives along the way. Realizing that time is something they couldn't get more of, they took a hard look at their finances and decided to work with what income was constant. And travel how they could with those finances! So they traded in the "traditional" life, left their jobs, gave away most of their stuff and decided to pack up the SUV and head out on a roadtrip!

Direct download: LifeEnhancers.mp3
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An Epic Education!

This week we are joined by Jason Jenkins from 'Epic Education Radio' who is currently living in Spain with his family after lots of travel throughout SE Asia.

He shares about some of the adventures he's taken in the last 15 years with his family. From living full-time in Tokyo to a year off while living in Spain, Jason shares about his desire for wanting to get out of the "rat-race" and move to a place where you could be pushed out of your comfort zone!

Direct download: 92_An_Epic_Education.mp3
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Gillis Family RV Adventure!

This week we are joined by some great friends for our first ever LIVE interview! All of us in the same room! It was great connecting with the Gillis family as they recently sold all their possessions, and left the comforts of home and into a 37' RV trailer and an open ended adventure.

We were in Colorado Springs visiting Maggie and Josh, when our friends Jared and Kris happened to be wandering through Colorado just starting out their RV trip. They were kind enough to even help us with some house projects and we had a chance to sit down and record their story.

Direct download: Gillis_RV.mp3
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Dreams into Goals!

That's the message you need to take from this week's episode: no excuses!

Here's a family who didn't wait for years off, the best equipment, the best timing, or the most experience. They just saw an opportunity, and took it.

Listen as Mariana tells us about her bike adventures of 400 miles across Canada to visit family and how her and husband took 3 kids, ages: 2,4, & 6 along for the ride.

She dives into how they prepared (less than you think!) and some great lessons learned from "under-preparing" It's full of fantastic stories! What a boost of confidence for these kids as they've already tackled something huge!

Direct download: Bike_Adventure.mp3
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Be my Guest!

Hello there, today is a bit of a break from the show and a chance for you to help me! I'm looking for a steady stream of families to interview and if you're a listener to the show then you are either: a) traveling or b) most likely know someone who is traveling and would want to be on the show!

It's a great way to share your story with  a "virtually" painless Skype call for less than an hour. I'd love to get your story out there to encourage other families to take the plunge! It's an amazing feeling to know that you may have inspired other people!

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travel more. create better memories.

Today we are joined by a true 'family travel pro'  Caroline (Caz) Makepeace. She joins us to tell about her and her husband Craig's many years of travel adventures. I say pro because they run one of the largest resources for family travelers (and travel wannabes) and have grown a massive following to their advice and tips.

Caroline was kind to join us at 5 am her time to catch up with Family Adventure Podcast listeners, and give us some tips on how they've built a business around travel. There's also loads of great advice for those just starting out, especially looking a family travel and being overwhelmed with where to start.

Thanks again Caz, for hanging out with us. Listeners: kick back, relax, and enjoy listening!

Direct download: YTravel.mp3
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Into the Great Wide Open!

This week we are joined by Heather from 'Faith Takes Flight' which is their website recording their adventures to be. We caught up with them in the early stages where they have overcome some major hurdles getting to the point that they are ready to leave for their open-ended RV adventure!

She shares with us some of the struggles and frustrations of getting to this point, and some of the highs of de-cluttering, and how it's been transitioning to RV life. There is a TON of great info here if you are just in the early stages of planning your own families' escape for Suburban life, and I know you'll love it.

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Today we are joined by Connie and Joel of Out of the Box Life! A family who is extremely familiar with all the ups and downs of family travel. They are joining us from England where they are finishing up their time abroad and preparing to "re-enter" life in the US.

We cover all the topics: working abroad, working location independent, homeschooling, raising kids in a global setting, seeing kids leave the house and travel on their own, They have a great perspective and a lot of great information for experienced travelers, and families only dreaming of adventure!

Direct download: outofthebox.mp3
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Epic Exploration! 

Today we hear from Brianna with Crazy Family Adventure. Her family adventure equation consists of her + husband + 4 kids + 2 dogs + one RV + permanent travel throughout the United States = ambitious!

Listen for her Wisconsin accent as we dive into subjects like unschooling, having a "Bridge Business", adjustments to living in close quarters, and family bonding.

Check out the family blog at:

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Making New Friends Everywhere!

Kate and Michael's kids take the mic for this interview: Sam, Chelsea, and Charlotte. We wanted to get their unique perspective about the family travels so far. So we ask them about schooling and missing home. Once they warm up a little bit they surely are not at a loss for words! Let your own kids tune in for this adorable episode.

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Today Kate and Michael share their travel journey and "boxless life" with us. Their story begins 10 years ago when Kate realized her dream to take long-term trip  to France. With Michael's smart business plans and their focused vision for France they have made  her dream a reality.

We caught up with them in their final chapter of travel(with a plan for an extension). Listen in as we cover topics like working remotely, rough starts, slower lifestyle, and dealing with homesickness. 


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Think you can't travel because you have kids? Think again as you listen to Bailey talk about her expedition plans with her family of seven! That's five kids folks! We get to hear all about their plans for a road trip from Canada to southern USA. Be inspired as you listen to her talk about world schooling, involving her kids in the process of traveling, renting out her house and moving into a trailer.

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Today we are joined by an amazing family who really 'gets' unschooling and road schooling. They have bounced across several continents and are currently in South America in Peru.

They are currently preparing for a ROAD TRIP back to Canada via VW Kombi!

Listen in As Michelle and Amelia tell us about their experiences so far, and what they've learned along the way!!

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Have you been thinking about being truly location independent? This family is living proof it is possible! After a few years of marriage Sabrina spread her “travel bug” to her husband, and now they and their daughter are spending 100 days traveling from NYC to the pacific coast and back. One car, one tent and one amazing family adventure!

Listen in as we talk about the importance of slow living, gaining disposable time and multiple streams of income and treating the world as a classroom.

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Today we're joined by Travis and Heather Sherry of the web site: Extra Pack of Peanuts.

Recently returning from shooting an HGTV special in Switzerland, then cruising by Corsica for a week and then on to Kenya Africa, they are busy globetrotting!

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Today we hear from Jason Calhoun, who left the security of their suburban life in California, armed with a travel trailer, a wife, and three kids. He'll be the first one to tell you he does not feel prepared for this journey, which is exactly why I wanted to get him on the show.

I think it's great to get different perspectives, from the seasoned family travelers, to the brand new families just heading out. No matter where you are in your own travel plans, weather it's a spec on the horizon, or you're planning to cross country Africa, there's always a piece of the puzzle to add, something new to learn. That's the beauty of this community.

Jason and his wife, Danielle, are facing their fears head on, with open eyes, and open minds to allow their travels to change how they are and to build their family closer together.

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Today we start our mini series on families that are just at the beginning of their adventures. They've been inspired, maybe here, maybe elsewhere, they've downsized, and minimized, and are now on the edge of the abyss, staring down into a fascinating new adventure, not sure what to expect, what they will learn, or how it is going to change their lives.

Not an easy undertaking! This week, let's listen in as we chat with Colin and Andrea as they fill us in on their lives, and what has lead them to this point. They've already made huge strides in making their dreams a reality, and I know there is useful information for you as you continue to dream and plan your own adventure!

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Selling it All:

It's a common dream of so many families....especially as we all get seemingly more connected to our 'gadgets' and Facebook:

The dream is to sell it all and head off into the great wide open and travel. That's exactly what Mike and his wife and 3 teens did in 2008!

Armed with backpacks and a hunger to explore, they were able to travel to 3 continents, for a year, including extensive hiking through South America!

Great Stuff!

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Tired and burned out of the rat race? This family had enough of other stresses and pulls on their time/life/schedule and decided to do something about it!

They got a spark of entrepreneurship from a New Media Expo conference, and started building a plan to get out and travel! After purchasing a trailer, they hit the road, not sure what their business was going to look like, but knew what they were passionate about! Family!

Patrick and his son, Axel, love hanging out, playing with tractors, whatever, and they decided to film their adventures and post it on YouTube and see what happens. Low and behold, they built a following and an audience, and now they make their own schedule and LOVE IT! They've been able to replace their full time income with a family run business that allows them to live life on their terms!

Direct download: Souths.mp3
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Psychologists tell us that sailing off into the sunset is one of the top 3 fantasies of most people. However, most people are totally overwhelmed by where to start!

This week we are joined by Chris who has recently launched his website: Sail Mentor. He is passionate about introducing people and families to the sport of sailing.

He has some great suggestions about getting into sailing for very little money and getting some experience 'under the keel', all while keeping your spouse and family involved and not wanting to 'jump ship'! Good stuff!

Direct download: sailmentor.mp3
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Ever dreamed of living on a sailboat? That's what our guest this week, Cindy has done with her husband and now two children! Her children have never known life "on land" and she joins us this week to tell us all about her lifestyle.

We cover: homeschooling, unschooling, living aboard, and of! She has some great advice and insights into how to make steps for your own travel adventures!

Direct download: ZachAboard.mp3
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Travel has become a massive part of our society, a 'rite of passage' for many wandering souls. The trouble is, when they settle down, and start a family, they are convinced their travel days are over. Not SO!! 

This week we hear from Sharon of Where's Sharon, a long time traveler, but now her and her husband travel with kids. She tells about the major differences, why in some cases its' better, and her advice for families who think it's not possible. 

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This week was a HUGE thrill for me. I got to interview some good friends of mine who have recently launched out from the suburbs to hit the open road in a camp trailer with a 13 month old. That's right, a 13 month old. On the road. Full time. How could we not interview them?!

We got to dive into all the details on how they made it happen, how they are able to support themselves on the road (very cool!) and what the transition to full time family travel has been really like for them. Some of the highs and lows of their first few weeks on the road, and the lessons they've already learned.....and are continuing to learn!

Direct download: Olsens.mp3
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Like the idea of taking a year to take your family on a round the world adventure? This family did just that. During a job change the lure of the road became too much and they thought, 'why not?' and bought round the world airline tickets and never looked back.

Join us as Tom and Stephanie tell us about their adventures, how they prepped and planned for the trip, and some of their highlights along the way.

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Today we are joined by the Kortman's who tell us of their amazing experiences trotting the globe with 4 children. Like many couples, Paul and Becky traveled before they 'settled down' and started their family.

But the pull of the road being what it is, and the suburban life sometimes being very unfulfilling, they decided to dust off the idea of family travel even after they had kids, and as the idea grew, they ended up selling everything and heading out on an adventure! Our kind of people!

Thanks Kortmans and enjoy this weeks episode!

Direct download: Kortmans.mp3
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This week, we are thrilled to have the Morgan's on the show,  Jarred and Irirangi (pronounced Eddy), after a tramatic family experience, decided life was too short to be taken for granted. They pulled up stakes in Australia, and hit the road for a year....or more?

We caught up with them in Bangkok, Thailand before they headed to the European leg of their adventure.

Listen as we tackle: new homeschoolers, traveling for months with 2 changes of clothes, and living on a few bucks a day.

Good stuff.

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This episode wraps up the Q & A series (for now) but a lot of people have really liked it and written in, so we're going to think more seriously about adding it as a weekly feature. 

If you need a 'nudge' to get traveling, hopefully this show will get you thinking in the right direction. Life is short, and we don't know what's around the corner. Better to grab it with both hands and live it. Don't live with regrets, don't live with fear. Go. Travel. Be! :)

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Ok, hopefully these are helpful and not just annoying!! :)

These are questions we thought we'd answer and see if people liked it and more importantly, were helped by it! 

If you have plans to travel, we'd love to hear about them, and if we can help in any way at all, we'd love to!

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Hello Globetrotters!

This week we take a little detour from the normal format and dive into the long list of questions we often get asked, as well as questions that come into us through this show!

I know, I know, it's not as exciting as some exotic family doing something insane, but hopefully it's some useful information for you to learn from and plan your own escape. I mean really, wouldn't you rather be living some of these amazing adventures than hearing about others! Usually, I can barely stay put in my chair after some interviews because I'm ready to hit the road!

Direct download: QA1.mp3
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This week, we are joined by Ken Weary, running aficionado. When he and his wife went to Guatemala for a get-a-way, they never dreamed they'd be hit by the "why-the-hell-not" bug and turn their world upside down and hit the road! They met some other expats (families living abroad) and could not think of a reason why they would wait on the adventure of a lifetime.

After arming themselves with research about driving through Central America, safety, school options, income, etc. they became an expat family themselves and now reside in the hills of Guatemala.

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This week, we finish the interview we started last week with Yasmin and Graeme from "travel at the speed of life" We launch into homeschooling/roadschooling, which leads to a discussion of how to do life differently, how to stop buying some of the lies offered on the treadmill lifestyle, and more importantly, how to break free and life the life you dream of. 

There was loads of great info we covered, including a book recommendation: "The Seven Day Weekend" on how a multi million dollar company in Brazil runs with virtual employees all over the world. 

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This week we head down under for a fantastic interview with Yasmin and Graeme from 'Travel at the Speed of Life'. It was a great conversation into the why's of family travel and we covered so much ground, we broke it into two shows! This week we get their background and how they ended up selling everything they owned in England, and are currently making their way around Australia by RV!

They let us in on some valuable info about how they land house sitting gigs, and how they made the transition to full time travel. Good stuff!

Direct download: speedoflife.mp3
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This week we take a different look at a family before they head out on a round the world adventure. We wanted to catch up with Amy and Sean as they are just preparing to leave on the adventure of a life time with their 2 children. They have some great insights about how they've simplified their life in preparing for a life on the road, and what their anticipating!

Direct download: ObrienFamilyAdventure.mp3
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From Canada to Full Time RV!

This week we are joined by the clan from "By Our Very Nature" Moonfyre and Mykel. They join us from Florida, and clue us in on how they left their life in Canada, moved aboard an RV, and have managed their first year on the road. 

We dive into Homeschool questions, money questions, and travel philosophy! You don't want to miss this episode!

Direct download: ByOurVeryNature.mp3
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If you're dreaming of taking your kids on an adventure to one of the most popular cities in the US or Europe, you need to listen to today's show!

Catherine is the author of Scavenger Hunt Adventures, a book series which act as guidebooks for kids. They make the cities come alive with activities to get kids interested in the history and culture of some of the most amazing sites in the world!

Direct download: ScavengerHuntAdventures.mp3
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Joining us this week is Tamara from We 3 Travel, a blog about balancing travel with the rest of life, work and living in community! 

She tells us about some of the amazing adventures they've been able to take with their daughter, age 10, and how travel enriches life & broadens perspectives.

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Today we dive into a topic that I know will hit a chord with a LOT of our listeners. How to balance community with the dream to travel the world?

Our guest today is Magdalena, and she tells us how her family: lives frugally in San Diego, and how they manage several trips per year, internationally, and she is a stay-at-home-mom! So, she tells us how they balance it all and manage to stay plugged into a 'home base' as well.

Direct download: 4whitneys1world.mp3
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Hey Adventurers! This week we are joined by Sasha Forbes, who loves traveling with her 6 year old Maya! They were able to make a quick getaway to Egypt, just the two of them, and had an amazing time exploring!

Sasha took some time to chat with us about their trip, what they learned, and some great tips for planning a trip with kids!

Direct download: MommyMaya.mp3
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This week is not so much about family travel, but family living abroad. We are joined by Jennifer and Brandon Pearce and they dive in to what living abroad has meant for them personally. 

They like to travel slowly, and really connect with other people on their journey, it's definitely not about checking the boxes! 

We had a great chat about how their perspectives have changed through traveling, and how the think it's helped their kids grow in confidence.  

Direct download: Pearce_on_Earth.mp3
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I love this family's outlook on life. Kathrin was so fun to talk to about how they have been able to do some amazing adventures on their travels. 

It's really what this show is all about, grabbing an opportunity, and making some incredible memories as a family. Really sieving the moment and living for today!

Direct download: Spocarelli_Family_TTBB.mp3
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Today we take a little detour from the norm: Emma, our 14 year old, helps with interviewing Gordon and Lillian from the Web Page: Turtle Tells.

Gordon, 12 and Lillian, 10, with their parents, left home in the spring of 2013 on an open-ended RV tour of the 50 U.S. states.

We caught up with them while they were in Florida, and they took some time to tell us their story.

Direct download: Gordon__Lily_kids.mp3
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In this episode, Pat Shulte from Bumfuzzle pops by to chat about travel, family, life, and life from the road.

Pat and Ali have been traveling for over 10 years! They have 2 kids, and are now traveling by vintage Dodge motorhome, and I caught up with them right before they headed south of the border, into Mexico.

Direct download: Bumfuzzle.mp3
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This week we are joined by Barbara from "Ants in our Pants" Her and husband Harry, are from Germany, but because of their business based in Mauritius, they are able to travel all over the world!

She tells us the details about traveling with two small children to some very remote places.....this conversation took place while they were in Equador, preparing for a trip to the Galapagos Islands, before their annual return to Germany.

Direct download: Ants_in_our_Pants.mp3
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I love the tagline on the Goodell's website "We're taking the Scenic Route"  What a perfect outlook to have when talking about family travel.

Life is meant to be savored, and enjoyed, and liveed every day to the fullest!

Direct download: Goodell_Family_.mp3
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