Resources: Our Favorite Things

Literature lists, roadschool materials, favorite inns and guides, gadgets and gear, packing lists . . . the sundry collection of logistics, tips, and lessons-learned from our roadschool travels.   Please check back often for updates. We find new favorites all the time, and always want to share.

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Roadschool Middle School Literature ListFAVORITE READS . . . RoadSchool Lit List: Long hours on planes, trains, buses and boats disappear in the pages of a good book, particularly when the pages bring life to scenes out the window.   Eyeing Tiananmen Square from our window at the former Beijing Hotel  was spine tingling after having read William Bell’s fictionalized account of the 1989 student uprising in his book, Forbidden City.   The Boy in the Striped Pajamas walked with us through Washington DC’s Holocaust Museum, while Hiroshima equipped Austin to begin to comprehend Nagasaki’s ground zero.  These are our best finds to compliment a (largely middle school) roadschool journey.  Click here for Our Favorite Reads.


Thongbay Guest House villa overlooking river, Luang Prabang, LaosFAVORITE INNS & GUESTHOUSES . . . Places to Stay Along the Way: Innkeepers and operators who live in the community, get to know us, and treat us like family . . . they are often the glue that holds together our journey.  Make it a comfortable spot, with views, local food, and sensitive to a traveler’s budget, then we’ve struck gold. These are some of those cherished spots around the globe, places that make us go dreamy and start checking airfare to head back day after tomorrow.  Click here for our favorite inns, guesthouses and places to stay.