Articles in the Global Citizenship Category
Inspiration, Redesigning Lifestyle, Unschooling »
Unschooling + Uncareering
The unschooling and alternative education movements will not reach critical mass until something changes dramatically in the expectations of employers with regard to how they classify candidates for jobs. The number of people who will become entrepreneurs is naturally limited by personality traits and capital–not everybody can or should be an entrepreneur in the traditional sense.
Family Travel, Global Citizenship, Inspiration »
Miro and I are often asked to define our journey through words such as “travelers”, “nomads”, “gypsies” or “expats”. Each seems to have qualifying meanings, and for many, it seems very important that we have committed to a single definition to one of those words.
Likewise, as a participant in many online (or virtual) communities that form to support one another’s interests, this topic comes up time and time again. However over and over the question is asked ”how do you define your lives?”
Are we nomadic? Are we slow-travelers? Are we …
Family Travel, Global Citizenship, Inspiration, Unschooling, Videos »
The session will be a presentation by mother and son team, Lainie and Miro whom together, have been traveling and learning naturally for four consecutive years on the road. They share with you through their trial and error what keeps them engaged, learning naturally and committed as a supportive team. In their case, natural learning (or unschooling) partners with the surrounding environment, as the world has transformed into a classroom with infinite possibilities.
We’ve been asked this question quite often as of late, and I realize we’ve never written a post addressing this topic specifically. Unfortunately, we don’t have a magic formula and I’m going to be candid here, our income is patchwork, piecemeal and luck.
As someone who’s had experience running a business, the greatest lesson I had was to embrace my strengths, and get help for areas we are challenged in. When I ran my branding agency, I had a manger who took care of my books, did our billing and collections …
Couch Surfing, Family Travel, In the Moment, United States »
What is the point of traveling for us?
Cultural exchange. Learning. Growing. Experiencing. Connecting.
That’s why we travel. That’s why we couch surf.
Our first stop on our crazy six week trip before the conference, we were invited to couch surf with a family who lived in the quaint community of Lowell. We love couchsurfing with families and have done so many times throughout our travels in Latin America. But we’ve never couchsurfed in the United States, so I thought this would be not only a great reentry back into the US, but …
Inspiration, Redesigning Lifestyle, Unschooling, Videos »
Although the Life Rocks Unschooling Conference ended just a few days ago, the experience left Miro and I completely changed forever. We are both putting together our posts about our experiences, but for now, Miro and I are resting and trying to recover from the flu. But in the meantime, we wanted to share with you a video of our talk we gave at the Life Rocks Unschooling Conference in New Hampshire, on April 4th, 2013.
Together, Miro and I wrote our script for our talk. We rehearsed and practiced our presentation countless …