We spent 1 year touring Southeast Asia and during that time education was done on the road. We called it homeschool, as they were learning wherever home was. We weren’t really sure what to expect, but we all seemed to have one thing in mind when it came to schooling at the beginning. By the time the year ended, homeschool evolved into something quite different.
When we first moved to Spain, Lars was in the 5th Grade. We knew at his age it would be a little more challenging to learn Spanish and pick up the other subjects in class. The one place we were certain, he would excel immediately was in Math. We figured math would be the same no matter where you are in the world. You take some numbers and add, subtract, multiply and divide. How could it be any different? Well, we were in for a big surprise when it came to math, especially Long Division in Spain!
We’re going to do something fun in this post. Something fun, and something easy. We get so many comments from readers who like reading our blog, and they often ask how to start a blog of their own. In the past, we have kept our tips and tricks to email, as we wanted to stay true to our Family Travel Blog vibe. Though as with anything, things begin to change. We are answering this question far more often and people look to us as the experts. So, the time has come to share what we know with you and make sure it is easy to understand.
The unexpected gift which turned into a magical treasure for Anya. Two years ago, on Anya’s 9th birthday, we were invited over to our neighbors for a special homemade dessert to celebrate her birthday. These are friends we’ve made since living in Spain and we have just connected with them on so many levels. They are a young couple and had a newborn baby, but we all just connected.
As I sit here writing in Cambodia, a million thoughts are swirling through my mind. Notice I didn’t say “flowing”. Nope they aren’t even running through my head. They are actually swishing back and forth, churning and swirling around like a washing machine. Of course it isn’t just with me, it’s the same for Alan as well. So what is going on in our minds? We are trying to figure out what is next for Wagoners Abroad?
This is a post that I’ve been putting off for a long time. Why? It’s not a particularly pleasing topic, but it’s one that needs to be covered. Heidi and I knew the place was going to be a bit rough, but wanted to visit it anyway. As a tourist, it’s easy to see all of the fun stuff. Beaches, cities, waterfalls, and the like are worthwhile but in this post, I’ll cover the UXO Museum we visited.
During our 3 months living in Chiang Mai with kids, we made sure we took advantage of all that the city had to offer a family. We found that things are well documented for singles and couples, but there just wasn’t much on the internet for families. So if you are looking for short-term rentals in Chiang Mai, places to eat in Chian Mai or Things to do in Chiang Mai with kids, then you will love our Family Friendly Chiang Mai guide. Continue reading →
Since we’ve been in Thailand, the kids have been very curious about all of the monks we see around town. They are full of great questions, questions for which we really didn’t know the answers. Of course we would often refer to our friend Google for many of them, but they wanted more. I knew of a few Monk Chats in town, so I decided to find one that would fit our schedule. Read all about our chat and how it gave us a thirst for more learning.