EER099: World Travel Family talks about Self-led Learning & Romania with Kids

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Self-led learning. Family travel blogging. Exploring Romania with kids. These are just a few topics from my second conversation with Alyson Long from the World Travel Family blog.

EER099 World Travel Family talks about Self-led Learning & Romania with Kids

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Meet the World Travel Family

It’s been four years since Alyson and family bought one-way tickets top Malaysia. Since then, they’ve been making it up as they went along. learning to make money online through blogging on the way. Alyson’s husband is a chef by profession, and he’s occasionally picked up work in London along the way. He is also fan of Ironman — the race, not the superhero. He competes in them, and now his blog on the topic is starting to earn the family money as well.

The main blogging breadwinner, however, is World Travel Family, which has been giving tips and insight into traveling with kids since 2012. They’ve fused work and travel into a lifestyle spending lots of time in Romania with kids while they plan their next steps.

Self-led Learning in Romania with Kids

Alyson’s two boys have been homeschooling for around five years so far. She’s written about it and how it has evolved. “Yes, ‘evolved’ is the right word,” she says, “What worked when they were six doesn’t work when they’re twelve…”

In the interview, she talks about the many ways they learn from the web and from the world around them. For example, their favorite part of Romania often feels like you’ve stepped back in time. The kids watch their neighbors grow their own food, make their own cheese, and barter for goods.

It is a life that is very different from their old homes in the UK and Australia. In Romania with kids, they cook over wood fires, and the winters get down to -20ºC. People still use horse-drawn carts, and sometimes, those horses help the cars over the ice, as well.

Specialized Travel Gear for World Travel Family?

Some of my guests recommend very specialized travel gear on the show. For Alyson? Not so much. Marketers do a great job of convincing people they need expensive and highly specialized tools to travel with kids, but she doesn’t need them.

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IN THIS EPISODE

  • 02:35 Intro
  • 05:10 Education
  • 11:42 How they make money
  • 14:41 Managing money in Romania and online
  • 16:31 Travel Gear
  • 19:56 Exploring Romania with kids
  • 27:49 What to do and see in Romania
  • 31:11 Resources for kids and adults

ABOUT

  • Names: Alyson Long, her husband, James and sons D and Boo
  • Hold passports from: UK, Australia
  • Type of travel: Long-term travel & Living abroad
  • A few places they’ve been: Exploring Romania with kids, traveled in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Nepal and many many other countries

IN THEIR BAGS

LINKS & RESOURCES

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