Come travel along!
Some families homeschool because they want to travel extensively by car, rv, or boat.
Deschooling on the Road
After three years of having my son learning at home, I thought that I had rid myself of my old, school-based ideas about learning and education. This summer, I discovered that I still had a lot to unlearn. By Meredith G. Warshaw.
Family On A Bike
We believe environmentally sensitive family adventures are good for your health, education, relationships and the planet. The Family Adventure Project aims to inspire others to get out there and start or keep on adventuring by showcasing inspiring stories from families around the world who adventure together.
FOTR on the Today Show
Featuring the Dudley Family and the Gozas November 4, 2009 air date.
Travel with the Bare Naked Family (Part II)
View Part I above as this homeschool family explains how they shed most of their “stuff” (not their clothes! This is PG) and took off with no plans other than not to have any plans.
Bare Naked Family
‘Barenaked’ represents ‘stuff’ we got rid of to put our family first. We only got rid of clothing because our closets shrank! We’re mostly modest around others ~ wink, wink, nudge, nudge. See also this article about their Roadschooling adventures.
Family on Bikes
We will be taking off in June 2008 to ride our bikes from Alaska to Argentina – a journey that will take approximately 2 1/2 years! Nancy Sathre just joined our Yahoo Group, so if you’d like to leave her a message, join in!
The Goza Family
Dennis, Kimberly and Zephyr Goza left their home in San Francisco 9 years ago to perform professionally at schools and libraries across the United States as “The Act!vated Storytellers.” They relish exploring America, touring across the country year-round to ambitiously seek out new experiences that enrich their homeschool studies.
A Homeschool Journey Across the United States. Have you ever dreamed of selling everything, quitting your job, and homeschooling your children as you travel across the country? This is exactly what we did! By Melissa Emery. HEM J/A01.
Have School Will Travel
Mark, Denise and Vance Tyson are a traveling homeschool family, right now we’re are on a three month trip across the Northeastern United States, and hope to take another one next spring out west. We live very near Smokey Mtns National Park in North Carolina.
Journal of a Homeschooling Mom
AN A to Z ARTICLE
Learning happens so often outside our home, while on extensive vacations or just in town. By Anne Salazar-Dunbar.
Live the Adventure
Originally from Ohio, my family has spent the past 3 1/2 years traveling with my husband’s job. This past March, we took a leap of faith and became a full-time RV family! Our life is at times challenging, constantly changing and rarely boring.
Living on the Road
The Pagefamily has been homeschooling their kids (9, 8, 5, and 2), and have been traveling around Australia in a caravan for a year already and have no plans to stop.
A Long Weekend? How About a Whole Year?
A growing number of American families with school-age children are turning their wanderlust into reality, say travel experts. New York Times, November 4, 2007.
Our Ultimate Field Trip
A family friend invites the eight members of the Mazel family on a backpacking trip across China. With only one child still in diapers, how can they say no? By Julianna Mazel, HEM J/F 02.
Soul Travelers 3
We are on the ultimate unschool adventure of a multi year, open ended trip around the world with our 6 yo and the focus of our website has been to leave resources for other families as we go on what works for kids that travel while homeschooling and how to do it.
10 Ways World-schooling Has Ruined My Childhood
Does all that time away from home, a school environment, and regular routine really make us unsociable and uneducated? Well, it’s certainly not for everyone, but its been amazing for me! I’ve learned tons about other cultures, about how the world can be seen from more than one perspective, and how the world is a lot bigger than just North America. Sure, I’m a total snob when it comes to cheese and architecture, but in the end, I think that’s a pretty good tradeoff, don’t you?
Travelin’ With The Kid
After our trip to the Everglades, we went to Captiva and then on to Key West, a grueling schedule as I am sure you can imagine. Once that leg of our journey was completed, I traveled to see my friend in Grand Cayman. Everyone should travel to the Cayman Islands! A homeschool mom’s blog of their travels.
Unschool Travel From Oaxaca to L.A. Swimming Pools
Traveling to me is like pruning a fruit tree, if done systematically and regularly there is health, production, and growth – if you are patient there will be fruit. By Josanna Crawford, HEM.
What I learned as a home-school parent
With New York City as the classroom, Jane Blotzer spent a year teaching her two children about . . . everything. Here’s her report card.
Home Schooler’s Home Exchange Neighborhood
We give you the ability to visit many places in the world and stay for free! Special Introductory Fee: $9.95 (for a limited time only) (Posted 3/16/09)
This group is for families who enjoy getting out of the house and being adventurous. You are welcome to join us. Tell us about great field trips in your area, and about good family vacations you have enjoyed, and any other advice you may have about traveling and learning as a family.
Many home educators take advantage of time spent in the car to learn a variety of subjects through games, CDs and audio tapes. This list is designed so that families can share ideas, resources, and activities for learning while traveling.
Families on the Road
FOTR is the email list for Families on the Road, a web site and newsletter dedicated to families who RV fulltime or for extended periods – and for those who are contemplating such an adventure! Topics might include buying an RV for a family, schooling options on the road, and connecting to the Internet while RVing.
AN A TO Z ARTICLE
Playing games with kids can make a long car trip both pleasant and educational. Print this out to take along!
Add Travel to Your Curriculum
We love to “hit the road” and the longer we have been homeschooling, the easier it becomes! By Amy Cortez.
At one point, we were spending so much time in the car we didn’t have time for academics! In sheer desperation I thought of books-on-tape – at least we’d hear some good literature and I could relax a little about fulfilling our Language Arts requirement. Subscribe to the free Carschooling Calendar for history on the go.
Car Travel Games for Big Kids
A little undivided attention from Mom or Dad can go a long way toward a little person’s happiness. It’s sometimes nice to sit in the back of the van with your kids while dad is doing the driving and play these games right along with them. From Mom’s Minivan.
Cracker Barrel “Book on Audio” program
Purchase a book on audio title at full retail price at any of their over 300 locations, listen to it and return it to any of our locations for a full credit less a $3.49 per week exchange fee.
Families On The Road
The FOTR web site is now maintained by Kimberly Goza, who has been traveling fulltime with her family (a.k.a. The Activated Storytellers) since 1992.
Family Travel Forum
Homeschooling families like to take extended holiday trips. This site has all sorts of ideas and advice.
Kids Can Travel
Provides families with unbiased information on specific destinations and activities as well as practical tips, useful tools and up-to-date advice on traveling with children of all ages.
Liz’s Tips for Traveling with Kids
Our last European family vacation was to Italy two years ago and we plan to return this summer. We found that Italians love children and really go out of their way to accommodate them. Liz has 50 tips for traveling with kids on a major vacation.
Making the Most of Travel
How to integrate cross-country car trips into a teenager’s curriculum. Suggested reading. Essay by Barb, of People Builders.
Packing for Your Trip Bring the Right Stuff
When packing, less really is more. As in, the less stuff you’re lugging around, the more freedom you’ll have.
Taking your kids out of school
Sometimes you want to take a trip when school is in session.
3D Learn welcomes traveling students
Shelley Zoellick, Families on the Road. In January 1999, the Willoway Cyberschool launched a pilot program to meet the needs of home-schooling families on the road.
American Youth Hostels once the domain of youth, now accepts families and seniors as guests, too, for very reasonable cost.
Passports Educational Travel
Quality educational travel tours for the homeschool community. Group organizers travel free.
Every Unschool Adventure is a mix of planned, structured activities and open space for unplanned, spontaneous activities.
See also Cruising Homeschoolers