It’s always reassuring to know we’re not out here on our own. Others are doing it too, charting their own course with their own unique story to tell. Stories about RoadSchool families keep popping up from time to time. When that happens, we like to share the news.
This piece about our family’s adventures hit local newstands in Hawaii as we were trekking around New Zealand, just missing the earthquake in Christchurch, then holing up in our campervan in Franz Josef while the tsunami barreled towards our little Hawaii beach. (Fortunately, our beach dodged the bullet, though Christchurch faces a long road ahead.)
We’ve been touched by the reaction our story generated and thrilled at the prospect of inspiring others to consider their own adventures. There is no right or wrong way to do something like this. That’s the secret. Do what works best for your family, at this moment, then just go. The details sort themselves out.
This piece, The Eat Pray Love Effect: Going Way Beyond the Family Vacation appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, May 2011. In the seven-part series, CSM explores the motivations, logistics, costs, and pay-offs for the half dozen or so families interviewed.
I also featured a similar article in a blog post last winter, Taking Education on the Road. The TODAY Show series (including the article A movable feast: For some the world is a classroom) brought a lot of attention and coverage to the growing trend.