Books & Links & Misc. 

 

This seemed as good a place as any to put some of the tools we’ve actually used, learned from, built ideas around and basically, couldn’t wait to share with you! Enjoy!

TravelHomeschool  – FinanceInspiring Stories

 

FamilyAdventureTravel:

World Cruising Routes: 7th edition  -We loved this book. Lots of great detail! Jimmy Cornell is a boss.

Turkish WateOlder Kids:rs & Cyprus Pilot:– We used this all while sailing through Turkish waters! So much info!

Greek Waters Pilot 10th Edition -We used this all while sailing through Greek Waters. Invaluable.

Not For Parents Rome: Everything you ever wanted to know (Lonely Planet Not for Parents) – We do love the Lonely Planet Guides, especially the ones for kids, they are loaded with off the beaten path info. We didn’t get them for all the cities we visited, but this one was excellent!

Lonely Planet Mediterranean Europe – This was absolutely indispensable for the travels we made! It was so handy having a little bit of all the countries in one volume!

Homeschool:

If you’re new to homeschooling, or even the thought of homeschooling, this article is a great place to start. It tells a little bit about our philosophy of homeschooling (sounds more technical than it really is) which has evolved over our 15+ years of homeschooling. I would label us now migrating toward a relaxed approach. Maybe “un-schooling” with math and reading! :)

 Younger Kids:

Maps and Globes (Reading Rainbow Book) – Come on, if you’re traveling, geography is 101. This is geared for younger kids, and a book we used on and off the road.

Geography from A to Z: A Picture Glossary (Trophy Picture Books) – A great vocabulary book as well to get little guys familiar with geography terms.

A Trip Around the World, Grades K – 5: Bringing Cultural Awareness to Your Classroom with Activities Across the Curriculum – Loads of hands on activities like cooking, crafts, language, fun facts…….and more! We’re on our second editions of this one and the next one!

Another Trip Around the World, Grades K – 3: Bring Cultural Awareness to Your Classroom with Activities Across the Curriculum – More of the stuff from the first version, just more countries, you can purchase them in either order. 

Children Around the World – This book is amazing while your traveling, or even before you start to get your kids on board. Mine love seeing kids from around the world, they actually even said: “Yeah, but people don’t look like this now, do they?”

A Life Like Mine: How Children Live Around the World – One of my daughter Lily’s favorite books.

For the Children’s Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School – This is a great overview for new homeschoolers, focusing on the Charlotte Mason method. It’s not a cult, she was a pioneer of homeschooling about using your surroundings to teach…..perfect for travelers!!

Homeschooling 101: A Guide to Getting Started. – I think the title says it all.

Me on the Map (Dragonfly Books)

GreetFeet Guides for Kids – One of our guests on the show, Ambika from Episode 107 , has started to create these awesome fun filled activity guides to encourage the kids in learning about the history of places they get to travel. Awesome resource. Cambodia is out already and watch for others coming soon!

 Older Kids:

College Without High School: A Teenager’s Guide to Skipping High School and Going to College – This is right up the alley for full time traveling parents, most of whom start drifting towards unschooling the longer they travel. They just see such huge value in learning through travel, stuck in textbooks tends to take a backseat.

 Family Adventure

Finance

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich – This book is a game changer. No more can be said. 

Radical Personal Finance: A finance podcast started by my good friend, Joshua Sheats, it deals with some great advice on thinking out of the box financially. He’s intrigued by challenging the status quo and has some great topics. He was also featured in Episode 42 & Episode 43!

YNAB – ‘You Need a Budget’ A great start if the idea of budgeting is new to you. 95% of families live on reactive mode, not taking control of their finances, and unfortunately, not realizing their full potential.

The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future – Another mind bender about what it takes to start an independent location business. 

The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World – The original travel hacking book. This guy had airline pricing dialed in while I was sitting in a cubicle. 

How To Hit The Road – Making Your Family’s Full-Time RV Dreams A Reality! – Another great resource with practical, applicable tips to get you on the road, *hint* you don’t need to keep buying lottery tickets!

 

Family AdventureInspiring Stories

ONE YEAR OFF: Leaving It All Behind for A Round-the-World Journey with Our Children – For me, this book shattered the idea of not being able to travel with kids. 

True Spirit: The True Story of a 16-Year-Old Australian Who Sailed Solo, Nonstop, and Unassisted Around the World

Jamie’s Journey: “Travels With My Dad”: “Travels with my Dad” – This is a great story from Episode 22, written by a high-school student! A unique perspective of a father/daughter journey.  

Changing Gears: A Family Odyssey to the End of the World – Another amazing book by an amazing family. I mean, who bikes 17,000 miles?! Check out Episode 3 for our interview with Nancy Sathre-Vogel. Roadschooling: Education Through Travel Is another book written by Nancy about schooling on the go. Be sure to check it out! 

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