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.
A Guide to Long-Term Family Travel and Educational Adventures
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.