New First-of-Its-Kind Book Makes the Outrageous Prospect of Long-Term Family Travel and Worldschooling an Achievable Reality

by Feb 9, 2023News and Events

Wonder Year by Julie Frieder, Angela Heisten, and Annika ParadiseIf you:

  • Emerged from the height of the pandemic with a deep desire to get back out into the world
  • Are interested in more dynanamic, alternative ways to educate your children
  • Are rethinking your job/career so that you can work remotely
  • Have ever dreamed about an epic family adventure and heading out on the road for a few months or more

…then Wonder Year: A Guide to Long-Term Family Travel and Educational Adventures is for you, and we are thrilled to be publishing it this September.

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. Interspersed 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.

“Essential reading for families on the journey toward a connected and fulfilling life.”
—Dan Buettner, National Geographic fellow and #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Blue Zones

About the Authors:

Julie Frieder is a sustainability professional with a double master’s in environmental science and public policy. Her family spent 13 months traveling in a 24-foot RV.

Angela Heisten is a business and communications professional with an engineering degree and an MBA. Her family spent 2 years traveling across 6 continents.

Annika Paradise has an MA in education and an MFA in creative writing. She and her husband worldschooled their 3 children in 12 countries across 3 continents.

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