EER014: Unschooling and Intercultural Education

Unschooling and Intercultural Education can be crucial elements in one’s life of learning, and Jessie Voigts has dedicated her life to both. She was first bitten by the travel bug in junior high school. After a stint as an exchange student in Japan, she knew that travel and cultural study would be a part of her […]

EER013: Patchwork income, Epic living

“From Epic Fail to Epic Life.” That’s how Clark Vandeventer describes the last five years. He and his wife Monica went from living in a garage to traveling with their three kids every year — always returning to Lake Tahoe for ski season. Patchwork income, Epic living Clark and I met in Penang, Malaysia one […]

EER012: Homeschooling Sailing and College Abroad

Have your kids thought of going to college abroad? Alex Petrilla’s daughter is enjoying European living after a life of living on a sail boat and traveling with her family. Homeschooling Sailing and College Abroad Alex and her husband, Joe, had a nice life in Poquoson, Virginia, in the United States. Life was good, Alex says, but […]

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 […]

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 […]

Family Travel Year in Review – Epic Education 2014

Man-o-man, what a year! I’ve learned a lot since last January, and have tried to reflect on 2014 in the video you see above, but of course, I don’t expect a YouTube clip to even scratch the surface of everything we’ve seen, learned and felt. Looking back on the year in review, it’s hard to believe that we […]

Art Classes in Ubud with Kids: Wood Carving, Traditional Painting

As I mentioned in my last post, I am the father of two very different children: one with a natural love of the arts and one with other predilections. Like all children, my son and my daughter are creative in their own ways, but where my girl has an unabashed fascination with drawing, painting and performance — her own […]

Our 10 Best Apps for Homeschooling on the Road

As we’ve been traveling, I’ve researched dozens and dozens of apps for homeschooling, seeing which ones might work well for our kids. We’ve tried out many of them — some we keep, and others we don’t. Check out our 10 best apps for homeschooling. Our Top 10 iPad Apps for Homeschooling Listed here are the […]

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, […]