Let’s get real, we don’t all have the money for, or interest in, full-time travel. I love hearing stories about families that sold everything just to hit the road with four kids in tow. In fact, I follow several on Instagram and YouTube. There are even moments when they are so inspiring that I consider dropping everything to travel the world.
Then, I find my way back to reality and remind myself there’s something to be said for stability, not to mention my own sanity. Of course, I still daydream about the epic adventures overwhelming my travel bucketlist. After all, when you can’t travel, daydreaming about it is the next best thing.
Inspiring the Next Generation of Nomads
As mom to two free-spirited girls, I want them to inherit my passion for exploration. I began sharing my own travel stories at bedtime — ascending the steps of the Eiffel Tower, hiking along the Cliffs of Moher, touring castles in Poland and Germany. I began to see the fire in their eyes and they wanted more. Nothing provoked their curiosity more than my own “harrowing” tales of real-life adventure.
With plenty of downtime between trips, I sought more hands-on ways to get them excited about travel that didn’t involve planes, trains, and automobiles. Over time I managed to find tidbits of inspiration (thank you Pinterest!) scattered across the world wide web, but I’ll be damned if the average parent has five hours a day to dig through all the nonsense.
Full-time Travel at Home
Born from a desire to support like-minded parents who can’t (or won’t) drop everything to take their kids around the globe, Travelnitch is building a community where kids can feel safe to learn and explore without ever leaving home.
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