Guest post by Julie Martin.
22 months ago, our family sold (almost) everything, rented out our house in Oregon, and took off to worldschool (homeschooling while traveling the world). My husband changed careers to become a digital nomad, so he could work while we travel, and my work has always been conducive to travel. We’ve been to 20 countries and have about 14 more to go this year before we look for a new home base in the USA! While having a “hang out day” in our Airbnb in snowy, freezing Ljubljana, Slovenia, I sat down with our two tween girls, Zoe (12 1/2) and Delia, 11, to get their perspectives and answer a few questions that have come our way from friends and internet acquaintances recently.
What has been your favorite worldschooling experience?
Zoe: Alcatraz in San Francisco
Delia: Horseback riding lessons in Wales, UK
What have you experienced in your travels that has touched you or made an impact on you in some way?
Zoe: Homeless people and how no one even looks at them. I like to give them coins. It makes me sad.
Delia: Anne Frank and her diary.
What has been your least favorite experience?
Zoe: Falling off a horse in Wales.
Delia: Stepping on a sea urchin in Mexico.
If you could pick one place you’ve travelled to live in forever, where would it be?
Zoe: Texas, USA (to be nearer to family and to ride horses Western style)
Delia: Wales, U.K. (where my favorite horse lives)
Do you feel like you are missing out by not being in traditional school?
Zoe: No. We are doing the same stuff, just differently.
Delia: No. I don’t want to go to regular school.
Which experience in traveling has been the biggest surprise?
Zoe: Beans on toast (she loved it).
Delia: Alcatraz. I didn’t think I would like it and it was amazing.
Are kids around the world different than kids in the USA?
Delia: No. Sometimes they speak different languages, but we all are the same really.
Favorite new food you have exerienced?
Zoe: The pickled sausage in Czech Republic.
Delia: Escargot and haggis were really good.
What do Europeans do better or worse than Americans?
Zoe: The hotdogs are better in Europe, but the burgers are bad in the UK.
Delia: The hotdogs are better over here. The towels are too small. They do yogurt well, though.
Photography: Julie A Martin
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