EER004: Two Gap Year Family Travel

Gap year family travel? Make that two years for the Clark family. Meet Mo, Martin, Ben, Zoe and Lara, a UK family who enjoyed their year of round-the-world, gap year family travel that they decided to take another one. Two Gap Year Family Travel We’ve kept in touch since we met in late 2013, and […]

EER003: Boat Schooling – Living and Learning on a Sailboat

Have you heard of “boat schooling?” It’s kind of like homeschooling, but on a boat. We met the Gifford family in Penang, Malaysia just before they set sail for Sri Lanka, and really wish we’d had time to get to know them better. Click Here to Subscribe to Our Podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, RSS, and more […]

EER002: Gap Year Family Travel to a move to Bangkok

Could you move to Bangkok with your family? The Watanabe family did. We met Anthony, Rose, Emile and Felix in Chiang Mai near the start of 2014. This family of four left their home in Toronto, Canada for a year-long round-the-world trip together, but they had so much fun that they decided to stay overseas, move to […]

EER001: Slow Travel – Interview with Yoshikawa-Jenkins Family

In this first full episode of Epic Education Radio, I run myself through the same family travel interview questions that I’ll ask my guests. Keep in mind that my episode is probably MUCH longer than the interviews you’ll hear with upcoming guests. I just wanted to share as much information about us and recommend as many resources […]

Epic Education Radio: My Family Travel Podcast is HERE!

Ok, people. This has been a LONG time coming, but at last I’m ready to share this with the world. Introducing EPIC EDUCATION RADIO It’s my new family travel podcast focusing on family travel and the people who have made it a part of their lives. Here you will find interviews with a variety of people who have decided […]

Penang with Kids: Nasi Melayu – Malaysian Soul Food

It’s been a busy week here at Epic Education headquarters: our time in Penang is soon coming to a close. With it comes the planning for our return visits to Japan and the United States, as well as decisions about where we go afterwards. I’ve started to reflect on what I’ll take away from our […]

Down the Hole: Parenting, Privacy and Internet Safety

As I was writing a recent post about my kids, something struck me — something that often strikes me when I write a personal account of my family that anyone with an internet connection has access to: Am I doing the right thing? This is, at the very least, a two-part question: Regarding Internet Safety: Am I somehow putting […]

The Perhentian Islands with Kids – Reasons to Skip

[NOTE: I shelved this post, Perhentian Islands with kids, for nearly six months, wondering if I should broadcast such harsh criticisms on a place I’ve been for less than a week. Since then, however, I’ve met with a number of people who’ve been recently and confirmed my fears, so I publish it now  — with a […]

Rock Climbing in Railay Beach, Krabi with Kids

  It’s after 2AM, and I still haven’t fully packed for our (second) trip to Sumatra tomorrow (we love Bukit Lawang). Instead, I spent far too much time fiddling around with diligently editing the Youtube video you see above. So for tonight’s post on rock climbing in Railay Beach, Krabi with kids, I’ll let the imagery do most of […]

Year Two: An Epic Education Cultural Identity Update

When we first set out on this adventure in September, 2013, one of the biggest questions I asked myself was how a life of travel would affect my children’s cultural identity, and possibly my own. I’m an American who hasn’t lived in America since 1997, and my kids were born and raised in Tokyo. Their only […]

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