Wonder Year: A Guide to Long-Term Family Travel and Worldschooling (Paperback)

Wonder Year: A Guide to Long-Term Family Travel and Worldschooling By Julie Frieder, Angela Heisten, Annika Paradise Cover Image
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Learn how to pack up the family for a life-changing, long-term journey filled with education and adventure.

If you've ever dreamed about an epic family adventure and heading out on the road for a few months or more, Wonder Year is for you. Part inspiration and part how-to, this book demystifies the seemingly outrageous prospect of embarking on a long-term family trip and using the world as a classroom for your kids--a trailblazing approach known as worldschooling.

Packed with practical information, Wonder Year offers invaluable guidance to help transform your dream into a well-planned reality for your family. Woven throughout the book are evocative travelogues and photos from families sharing worldschooling experiences. Paddling a wild and scenic Oregon river, stargazing in New Mexico, and visiting World War II sites in France are just a few of the colorful stories that will no doubt stir you to envision your own journey.

This book will show you how to:

  • Explore funding options for long-term family travel--be it a summer, semester, year, or more
  • Choose where to go and navigate the logistics of getting there
  • Discover alternative education methods for teaching your kids on the road
  • Travel responsibly and sustainably
  • Identify ways to earn income while traveling
  • Stay healthy and safe along the way
  • Tap into a global community of worldschoolers and family adventurers

You'll learn that extended family travel is more attractive and attainable than ever before, and remote living and learning are not actually remote at all. Wonder Year will help you slow down, simplify, and wonder at all the world has to offer.

About the Author

Annika Paradise is passionate about using her writing to bridge worlds. She loves to help anyone plan and launch a journey with their family. In 2018, Annika and her husband worldschooled their three children in twelve countries across three continents. With a cello. As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand, and later as a student travel guide with Where There Be Dragons, she witnessed the transformational power of cross-cultural immersion and brings those insights to Wonder Year. She's taught both middle and high school and holds an MA in education from Stanford University and an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. When she's not dreaming of the next big trip, Annika enjoys writing picture books and middle-grade novels, adventuring in the outdoors, teaching English at Front Range Community College, and working the register of her family-owned record shop, Paradise Found Records, in Boulder, Colorado.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781637560242
ISBN-10: 1637560249
Publisher: Wonderwell
Publication Date: September 5th, 2023
Pages: 352
Language: English