World-schooling: A Podcast With Dr. Jessica Voigts

Prepare yourselves… I’m doing yet another post on world-schooling. In previous posts I’ve told answered that popular question traveling families often get, “What about school?”  I’ve revealed a few ways that world-schooling has ruined my childhood. But how do you do it? What are some great resources you can use? Do many families school this […]

Tuesday Morning Reflections, aka The Importance of Boredom

Free time is just as important for our schooling as scheduled activities and courses. It gives us the ability to exercise our imaginations, to explore things on our own, and to learn about the things we take interest in. I think boredom is something that ought to be embraced. When you’re “bored” your brain has the opportunity to discover a new interest, or to come up with a fantastic new idea. As a rule, I never say that I’m bored. I think it’s an excuse for not finding something interesting to do. Have you ever noticed that people who claim to be bored can’t seem to get out of it, no matter what activity they’re handed? Boredom is a state of mind, which would be better replaced with imagination, and will be if you give it enough time. So, if you can, get bored! You never know what you’ll learn!

Interview with Nancy Vogel

Nancy Vogel (also know as FamilyOnBikes) is a world traveler, wife, and mother of two boys. A few years ago, the Vogel’s set off on a bicycle trip from Alaska to the tip of Argentina, completing their journey in three years. Nancy now lives in Boise, Idaho. She spared a few minutes of her time to share stories of her travels across the globe, and how it feels to have finally settled down.