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with stone sheep in British Columbia

Regrets about long-term family travel?

I was browsing the Lonely Planet forum the other day and stumbled upon an interesting question:  “Do you have any regrets about taking an extended family vacation?”  The poster was considering heading out with her family for a year or more and was wondering if any of us would make a different decision now that […]

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playing soccer in Mexico

On Travel and that Socialization thing

Today’s post is really only half a post – the other half can be found over at Travel Deep and Wide. Stacey-Jean Inion, the awesome mama of many who has been traveling for eight years with her tribe of nine children, has additional thoughts about the socialization issue. In short, I feel it’s something parents […]

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Roadschooling Reading

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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roadschooling: the ultimate guide to education through travel

YEEHAW!!! My ROADSCHOOLING book is available!!! #familytravel

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 […]

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halloween costume

A traveler’s Halloween to remember

Halloween. It’s every kid’s dream, but can be difficult when traveling. Where do you go trick or treating? What do we use to piece together costumes? For us, as a family traveling on bikes, Halloween has provided some wonderful memories. The boys and I were talking about Halloween the other day, and our conversation brought […]

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watching bison in british columbia

Four destinations every family should take their children to before they grow up

I get asked on a fairly regular basis where people should take their children. Given the amount of traveling we’ve done, they ask, where are the best places for a family vacation? That’s a hard question to answer because every family is unique and they have different interests, but I finally set myself to think […]

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Why travel with young kids? After all, they won’t remember it.

“I never bother to read to my kids because they won’t remember it.” “Why would I bother to play with blocks with my child? He won’t remember it when he’s older.” “I certainly wouldn’t bother taking little Joey to the supermarket. Why would I? He won’t remember it anyway.” I don’t think anybody would actually […]

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How to afford an extended journey

One of the most common questions we’re asked is, “How could you afford an extended journey like yours? How much did it cost? How much would I have to save to travel long-term?” That is a hard question to answer. Trying to say how much an extended journey costs is a bit like trying to […]

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“When are we going to travel again, Mom?”

“When are we going to travel again, Mom?” Davy asked as we drove home from Boy Scouts last night. “I really miss it.” “You give us the word,” I replied, “and we’ll take off.” It’s hard finding a balance when there are many good options. How does one go about figuring out whether doing Thing […]

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in hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam

Travel disaster: Injured foot in Vietnam

“I don’t know how I’m going to manage this one,” I told John. “I really don’t.” “We’ll help,” John said. “Don’t worry, it’ll happen.” I knew that was easier said than done. We were sitting in a taxi in the Hanoi airport parking lot, looking at the terminal way far off in the distance – […]

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Fellucca ride on the Nile with kids

Egyptian adventures with the family

As the one-time center of the ancient world, Egypt is a place of wonder for most adults, let alone children. Family travel in Egypt to see this land of catacombs and pyramids, gods and Pharaohs is both an education and an adventure they will remember for a lifetime. Most people head to the capital Cairo […]

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Our Next Big Thing

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 […]

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burma market

Travel is good for kids – except when it isn’t

Travel is good for kids. It allows kids to see that not everyone lives just like them. It allows them to see that we’re more alike than different. Travel allows our children to stretch their horizons and learn new things. Travel is good for kids. Except when it isn’t. If you’ve read my blog, you’ll […]

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halloween costumes

Holidays on the road: Making holidays special for a traveling family

Holidays are most definitely one of the highlights of everybody’s year. We all have our little traditions we stick to and, as kids, look forward to all of them. I used to measure my years by all the holiday traditions we had – making our own valentines… putting up a shamrock tree… the 4th of […]

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Families travel to give children a better education

Children are born to learn. Their brains are designed to make sense of the wonders in the world around them. When they climb trees and see cocoons or birds’ nests they learn. When they dig in the mud and play with earthworms, they learn. When they discover the delicate structure that used to be a […]

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klondike paddle boat in Whitehorse, Yukon

Roadschool: travel + homeschool

More and more people around the world are combining traveling and homeschooling – and calling it roadschooling. It took many years before the idea of homeschooling had become a viable option to public schools, but now that it has reached the point where people are comfortable with it they are looking for new and creative […]

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