• Europe,  Family Travel

    7 weeks of Europe: week 1

    Reconnecting with friends and family Our first week of our Europe summer road trip has been foremost about meeting with old friends and familymembers. It is amazing seeing these people after years like time has not passed. Only some added wrinkles and dates on calenders tell us the truth: we have all grown older. Driving from the Netherlands to Spain Entertainment on the road On sunday evening we left in two cars. Our first destination was Durango in Spain. It took us about 20 hours to get there. It was hard to fight the sleep during night and it was hard in the hot sun during the day. We had…

  • Destinations,  Europe,  Family Travel

    5 Reasons to take your family summer Europe trip by train

    Traveling by train in Europe… we had done it before. Little day trips around the country, weekend getaways to Germany and Belgium. But never had we travelled as a family of 5 for a few weeks through several European countries. Until the summer of 2017. Our car had broken down the year before. We were leaving in October to spend 4 months abroad. So we were not planning on going anywhere during summer, especially since we are not a very big fan of flying. But then our kids took an interest in the WWII. Juul remembered he still wanted to visit Auswitz in Poland. So as true unschoolers/worldschoolers, we thought:…

  • Family Travel,  Unschooling

    13 Reasons why travel as a family

        Traveling as a family…stressful or fun? At times it can be both, but for us traveling as a family is most of all fun! We enjoy our little and big adventures around the world. Close to home or far away, short or long trips, traveling has been wonderful. Besides being mostly fun, traveling is great for other reasons too. In this blogpost we outline thirteen reasons why travel as a family (in random order). Thirteen reasons why travel as a family   1. Traveling broadens your mind You get to see and experience other cultures and ways of living. By staying with locals in Cuba, we got to…

  • Our BIG ADVENTURE,  Unschooling

    Learning from the world: worldschooling

        Three years ago we decided to take our kids from school. Tomas was 6,5 years old and was almost 2,5 years in school. Sara just turned 4 and had been going to school for almost 6 months. As we grew unhappy with the system and the children were miserable at school, we became desperately ready for homeschooling and more in particular worldschooling. We wanted our children to learn from the world instead of from an artificial environment, sitting behind a desk all day.   Homeschooling in The Netherlands Unfortunately, in The Netherlands we have this strange law regarding home education. In our situation it meant we had to…

  • United States,  Unschooling

    5 tips for planning your trip to Yellowstone

    So in our last post we wrote about our trip to Yellowstone NP. Well, actually we didn’t get to Yellowstone due to bad planning. Although we had a great time at Jackson, Utah and at the Grand Teton NP, we did not get to visit Yellowstone. Which was the whole reason of our road trip.  To safe you from making the same mistakes we did, we’ll give you 5 tips for planning a successful trip to Yellowstone NP. Where did we go wrong? You can read more about it here, but to sum it up for you: We did not plan our trip well enough before leaving. We took the shortest…

  • Our BIG ADVENTURE,  Unschooling

    Hello world!

    Travel adventures Welcome to our little corner of the world wide web. We would like to take you with us on our little travel adventures around the world. As an unschooling and world schooling family, we believe that the world offers us so many opportunities to learn and so many beautiful things see and people to meet. We gladly enjoy these opportunities! What do we stand for? We believe in travel for everyone. Responsible, low-budget, child and family friendly, easy travels. We like to make this possible for others too! How? By providing you with tips for travel destination, means of transportation, budget tips, ideas on how to organise and…