EER085: Overland Travel in South America with Kids

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Overland travel in South America can be one of the best ways to see the continent. This week’s guest, Jennifer Sparks, has a lot to say about traveling overland in South America with kids, as well as family travel in Mexico, Central America, and elsewhere.

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Overland Travel in South America with Kids

Like earlier guests the Baid family, Jennifer Sparks loves overland travel. So much so, that they’re taken two incredible trips. The first was driving from Europe through many parts of Africa. Years later, with their young son, they embarked on an equally ambitious plan: driving from the arctic circle deep into South America. This time however, there were three passengers.

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In this Epic Education Interview, Jennifer and I talk about many nuts-and-bolts aspects of overland travel in South America with kids, including money management, education, working and parenting on the road, and readjusting to life once the trip is over.

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IN THIS EPISODE

  • 02:30 Intro
  • 04:40 Travel origins and overland travel in Africa
  • 06:30 Overland Travel Routines
  • 11:43 Working on the move
  • 14:00 Money management
  • 19:00 Gear & essentials for overland travel in South America with kids
  • 25:20 Using SIM cards in various Latin American countries
  • 29:48 Educating and parenting on the road
  • 35:54 Thoughts on Education
  • 42:23 Readjustment and returning “home”
  • 50:39 Online resources
  • 56:29 Recommended destinations

ABOUT

  • Names: Jennifer Sparks, her husband Witt, and their son, Quinn (8 y/o)
  • Hold passports from: USA
  • Type of travel: Overland travel — From Canada to South America
  • A few places they’ve been:  19 countries in 2.5 years

IN THEIR BAGS

LINKS & RESOURCES

FIND THEM ON

For more about overland travel in South America with kids, and much more, find the Sparks family here:

When Sparks Fly | Practical Overlander | Facebook | Twitter 

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