EER004: Two Gap Year Family Travel

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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

EER 004: Gap year family travel interview with the Clarks: all about their gap-year travel with kids, how they handled money, parenting & gear.

We’ve kept in touch since we met in late 2013, and it’s been really interesting to see how their three kids adapted to a variety of countries and lifestyles, and then — after nearly two years away — re-adapted to life and school back in Brighton, England. In this EER Family Travel Interview, you’ll hear more about their journey, and the benefits they found in family travel.

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  • About: Family of 5 from Brighton, England: Mo and Martin Clark, and their kids Ben, Zoe and Lara.
  • Type of travel: Round-the-world gap year family travel (well, basically 2 years)
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  • Savings: They saved and planned for several years.


  • Thermarest NeoAir XLite
  •  Alpkit SkyeHigh Children’s Down Sleeping Bag
  • North Face Meridian Convertible Trousers (discontinued) had a built in pocket. Otherwise similar convertible trousers and get a secret pocket put in behind hand pocket with velcro top accessible only inside your trousers
  • Otterbox Defender iPhone case
  • Sony HX30v



  • Started with homeschooling, but realized the kids would be fine learning through traveling. And they were. All three returned to school after nearly two years and were basically caught up and on-level within months.

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  • Once returning to your old life, make sure to warn the kids that not everyone will be interested in hearing what they’ve been doing for the past year or more.



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