Our Homeschool Scheduling Method

Looking for a homeschooling schedule method or other homeschool resources? Start here! Below I explain how we used offline and online homeschooling tools to educate our kids — both at home and on the road. Our Homeschooling Schedule Interest in homeschool resources spiked during the first few months of 2020, and with it came many […]

Kyoto Restaurants After Dark: The Magical Trip Kyoto Food Tour

Like many aspects of Japanese culinary culture, Kyoto food traditions (and even some Kyoto restaurants) can be traced back hundreds of years. Local tour operator, Magical Trip, connects you with local Kyoto food guides for a tantalizing walk through one of Japan’s most famous dining districts. In this Kyoto Night Foodie Tour review, we’ll cover […]

Away Game: Why Watching the World Cup Made Me a Better Parent & Traveler

Watching the world cup as we travel has made me a better dad…and possibly a better world citizen. I was fairly ambivalent about the international spectacle for most of my life. Then my son became a huge fan, so I decided to become one too. Watching the World Cup in various places as we’ve traveled […]

How We Use Travel to Teach Patience — Family Travel Basics

If you want to teach patience to your children, then travel together. Few activities offer more opportunities to teach patience than family travel. You may need to teach yourself as well! It’s a hot and muggy morning in Penang, Malaysia, and our bus is already 20 minutes late. Good. Our bags are heavy, the sun […]

From “Gimmie” to Grateful: Family Travel, Raising Thankful Kids & How to Teach Gratitude

Raising thankful kids isn’t as easy as I thought it would be. In fact, I’m reassessing gratitude for myself as well. That said, family travel offers several opportunities on how to teach gratitude. From “Gimmie” to Grateful: Raising Thankful Kids Practicing gratitude is sounds easy, but it takes work just like anything else. Here is a […]

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 […]

Caged: Kids, Zoos & Animal Cruelty in Southeast Asia

We hadn’t been in the park for 30 minutes before I realized we should leave, but then a stork shat on my arm, and that sealed the deal. It shouldn’t have taken a warm torrent of bird splatter to know it was time to go, but I know a cue when I see one. We were at the […]

How to Earn Money while Traveling: Our Kids’ Experience

Kids can earn money in so many different ways. It’s a skill every parent should teach their children, but it wasn’t until we hit the road that I realized how challenging this would be for a nomadic family. I cut a lot of grass when I was young. It was punishing work, especially in the heat […]

Absurd expressionism: pretension, parenting and exposing kids to art

Art is such a loaded word. It can soar off the tongue showered in reverence, or be spat out of the mouth like a bitter pejorative. There will never be a consensus on its definition, and I’ll skip any pretentious pondering of what art “is” or “isn’t” — after all, everyone has their opinion. But when an art-world darling recently […]

Embrace the Drag: Dealing with Boredom in Family Travel

One of my favorite writers regarding Family Travel is Jennifer Miller of the Edventure Project, and one of my favorite pieces there is her 10 Tips for Traveling with Kids. There are many nuggets of hard-earned wisdom in there, but one nugget in particular felt like a thump on the nose: it was simply titled “Unplug.” Children, […]