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Posted on Jan 4, 2015

Worldschooling Education- When Parents Abuse Their Kids and Kids Learn Irrelevant Stuff [Video Montage]

Worldschooling Education- When Parents Abuse Their Kids and Kids Learn Irrelevant Stuff [Video Montage]


People sometimes assume that we are abusing our children [Do not read if you don’t feel like an elevated heart rate]. Some think we are in a never-ending mid-life crisis in which we are dragging our poor children around the globe (with nothing to do all day) with no end in sight. We actually have concrete evidence of the abuse and, on most days, we feel like we’re doing a pretty good job teaching our kids too much about sex, how to hate missionaries, and how to leave your mess for other people to clean up for you. We’re also keen on the lessons they’ve learned about how to be unmanly, how to fit into the hood, and how to take risks that almost kill you that maybe you shouldn’t have.

But after all the dramatic stuff there is a lot of learning that takes place in living like a local, knowing nothing, and  hating this home and that one. Some learning take place in the quiet crevices of silence. There is a lot to say for getting bored and finding out who you are and giving a child time to look at the clouds or fully observe a blade of grass swaying in the wind.

Today, I wanted to show you a few snapshots of education on the road- some in a classroom in Cambodia or Costa Rica, some in our family dynamics, some in ancient ruins or in the oceans of the world and some in the car practicing navigation.

Navigation and Other Unimportant Lessons from Life on the Road- Turkiye

Snapshot of a Lazy Day School & Food Panagsama Beach, Philippines 

Family Travel Blog- Surfing at Munich Surf School, Juanchaco, Peru  

What Stress-Free Family Life Looks Like – One Evening in Siem Reap, Cambodia  

THE BEST Spontaneous International Dance Party Ever!!!- Lima, Peru  

Also a vital part of their education

And Countless Others Snapshots of Real Education  

Reciting Poetry in Boquete, Panama

Seeing how Simply Villagers Can Live- Siem Reap, Cambodia

Backpack Nightmares- Too Heavy, Pains of Unmodern Education KL, Malaysia

Relevant Education at Cambodian Temples, Cambodia

Orazi Recites 3 Sets of Months- Bilingual Home-Schooling- DaLat, Vietnam 

How Do You Educate Your Kids On The Road- Led Zephyr, SouthEast Asia 

The Gammage Cup and Sharing Other Fine Literature With My Children- Union Venecia, Ecuador

And Just in Case You’re Really Into Seeing More…

Homeschooling Snapshots- Istanbul, Turkey

When The Power Goes Out in Taganga, Colombia 

When You See A Wonder of the World Exhausted- Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

How To You Educate The Kids While Traveling- Maps & Months- World Travel w/Kids

Eating Citrus Worms- Alta Boquete, Panama

Three Deaf Backpackers- Siem Reap, Cambodia

And as I started this i didn’t realize what a can of worms it was, how much I have to say about education and education on the road and how much we learned also doing the huge like swimming with sea turtles and  feeding an elephant, and the seemingly irrelevant like finding the bravery to get up on stage, and hearing the adventures of a dad and a son on a boat around the world.

Your Turn. Tell me your thoughts on education. I’d love to hear it.

All this video montage was created because I wanted to share with you our kids learning a bit about navigation, and from there, my mind wandered to all the other amazing things they have picked up and have been exposed to and well, you know me. I have to keep it real and take you to all the places where my mind and heart goes, which is about everywhere.

And so, the road trip that made me share all this with you begins with Basketball and Getting out of Istanbul  and went on to How Cool The Open Road Can Be [awesome video!]  and One Sweet Ferry Ride if you’ve like to follow the entire road tripping part of things.


Then we move onto Gum in His Hair and Other Ways My Kids Like to Abuse Themselves and En Route to Pergamon. And the Turkey experience starts with Murder turned Love Affair, and goes onto The Mother of all Videos.


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Insanely unorthodox, embarrassingly honest, and on her path towards spiritual awareness, Gabi Klaf blogs about her family’s ups and downs in their now third year of non-stop budget world travel. This family of five has lived with an indigenous tribe in the jungles of Ecuador, hitchhiked throughout the world, danced with drunk Vietnamese at weddings, and hiked the entire Annapurna Circuit trek with a documentary film crew in tow. Gabi writes about the untold sides of family travel life, those moments that take your breath away, adventures and mishaps while globetrotting, and how bits of her soul remain in this small town and off the side of that river. She is a guitar-stumming, energy-healing, ADHD wind-loving scaredy cat. Hugely romantic, tantalizingly sweet, and hysterically funny, Gabi Klaf represents a rare Rubik’s Cube of family world adventure.



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Gabi and Kobi, Dahnya, Orazi, and Solai

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