What about friends? How can you cultivate a social circle or learn to deal with other people while on the move? What about college? Does this style of education prepare you for university? How will my son/daughter get a job if they aren’t formally educated? Last week, I had the opportunity to chat it up […]
I recently received an important question from a reader who’s been reading my blog for a few years. While you can read the full comment for yourself on Weekends, University, and Cold Nose Kisses, I’ve taken the liberty of posting the most significant part below: “I also know from your parents’ blog, that for them […]
Life on Alfred St. has been quiet of late. The fall storms have begun to saunter in, blowing across the lake in cold grey puffs and hiding the blue sky. It drizzles chilly rain almost every afternoon. My walks to school are refreshing. I wear my black rain boots and make a point of jumping […]
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 […]
Schooling on the road, with textbooks or without them. Letting the world be your teacher. Everyone has their own definition of world-schooling. Some people love it. Others are skeptical. I’ve been world-schooling for most of my life. Has it ruined my childhood? Oh yes, it most certainly has, in a few ways: 1: I’ve become […]
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!
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.