This is a sample chapter from my book Roadschooling: The Ultimate Guide to Education Through Travel Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. ~Emilie Buchwald Reading. It’s essential. It’s basic to our ability to navigate our world. If our kids aren’t reading, then we, as parents, worry. Way back in 1995 when […]
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It’s done!!! Roadschooling: The Ultimate Guide to Education Through Travel is only available in paper version at this point – John will get the kindle version done as soon as he finishes rebuilding the bathroom roof. But it’s ready! I’ve been hearing great reviews from people so far, which is exciting. Please pass this on […]
It won’t be long! I got my preview copy and we’re checking it carefully for errors. I’m hoping the book is available on Amazon within a few days! Edited to add: IT’S READY!!! Click here to buy
It was 1990 when I took perhaps the biggest gamble of my life. That year I arrived into Islamabad, Pakistan with little more than a bicycle, a dream, and a man I didn’t know. I had met John through a magazine and spent a grand total of one hour chatting over a Coke at Dairy […]
It was one of those moments. One of those doh moments. One of those times when you smack yourself upside the head and say, “I can’t believe I did that.” But that comes later in this story… The year was 2006. We had cycled two months before I got word that my mother was unwell […]
HOORAY!! We’ve got some winners! We had over 4000 entries into our giveaway celebrating the release of Changing Gears – absolutely phenomenal response! Here are the winners: Desiree Reilly – you won all of this! Women’s Adventure subscription The Man Who Cycled the Americas by Mark Beaumont Changing Gears by Nancy Sathre-Vogel t-shirt from Be […]
Many of my readers already know this, but for those who don’t – my husband and I met and fell in love while cycling in Pakistan and India some 23 years ago. It was a bizarre set of circumstances that brought us together, and we’ve lived many adventures since those days. I regularly get letters […]
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Changing Gears A Family Odyssey to the End of the World by Nancy Sathre-Vogel CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!! Prologue When Bears Don’t Read the Guide Books “Go, Davy, go!” I screamed in terror. “He’s chasing you! Pedal fast!” Only moments ago, the 400 pound black bear had been standing a mere four feet from my […]
I can’t tell you how excited I am! We are now into the formatting stage for my book about cycling the PanAm! We’re planning to release it March 21 – on the 2-year anniversary of the completion of our journey. The presale will start soon. Changing Gears: A Family Odyssey to the End of the […]
If you know the Denning family, you’ll know they are always working on some big thing. As if driving a veggie-powered truck from Alaska to Argentina with five kids isn’t big enough, they’re working on all kinds of projects. Their latest project is a massive attempt to help others figure out how to fund their […]
Everyone loves a good ‘coming-of-age’ story – those stories where boys or girls finally triumph over adversity. When they suddenly realize they are big enough, strong enough, tough enough to conquer the world on their own terms. Ah yes, we all like to think we could do the same. If we were faced with those […]
==This post is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Changing Gears: A Family Odyssey to the End of the World.== We were nearly at the end of the Alaska Highway and John and I wondered how Davy would deal with traffic – until now we hadn’t encountered any significant traffic at all. Would he be […]
==This post is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Changing Gears: A Family Odyssey to the End of the World. While we are hiking the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango this summer, I’ll post an excerpt every Monday.== “Mommy! Mommy!” Daryl shouted as we pulled into the parking lot. “They have tamales! They have […]
==This post is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Changing Gears: A Family Odyssey to the End of the World. While we are hiking the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango this summer, I’ll post an excerpt every Monday.== An old school bus that had long ago given up the ghost in the USA had […]
==This post is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Changing Gears: A Family Odyssey to the End of the World. While we are hiking the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango this summer, I’ll post an excerpt every Monday.== “This looks like home,” I thought as I pedaled through the altiplano. The desert of southern […]
What are we doing now?
Nancy is an artist and metalsmith making wearable art from recycled metal and antique components.
John is busy either hiking or planning his next long-distance hike.
Davy is studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Boise State University.
Daryl is studying Computer Science and Software Engineering at University of Texas Dallas.