I have a new definition for wanderlust: when a picture looks just like where you live now, and you still want to go there. Looking at some of the incredible Argentinean scenery captured by the Tveits on their sabbatical, I imagine summer here in Vail, Colorado (even better than winter, if you ever get the… Continue Reading »
Not only is it easier to boldly go where others have gone before (apologies to Gene Roddenberry), those ahead provide valuable lessons and experience to the rest of us. And man, do they love to encourage others to take the leap. Every week we’ll share the experience of a family on sabbatical, back from a sabbatical, or even in the midst of planning their sabbatical. So sit a spell, catch some wisdom, and find your own inspiration from these seasoned veterans.
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We hope you teachers out there are taking note that your profession is perhaps the best represented among intentional travel families. Is it because of the multitude of job opportunities for English-speaking teachers? or that teachers tend to be driven more by passion than most? or that teachers value learning through experience? Oh, but I… Continue Reading »
This is a really hard job sometimes. We encourage people to send us their family sabbatical stories, which they do. And we know our followers read when they can but don’t catch every issue. We, however, have to read every single true sabbatical story that comes through. This week was particularly hard reading about the… Continue Reading »
We always say that a family sabbatical is not easy (don’t we?). At least we find the families who seem to get the most from their sabbaticals find some of their time to be challenging. And why not? It is outside our comfort zones where we experience the most growth and personal discovery, right?… Continue Reading »
We confess. Radical Family Sabbatical is really just a shell game, a diversion, a misdirection…all to get you to think differently about what you can be and how you can live your life differently. With Families Afoot we hope to capture every kind of family having every kind of sabbatical experience possible, so any… Continue Reading »
If you’re gonna skate on thin ice, you might as well dance. – Unkknown Thank you all who pestered us about our own sabbatical. It seems we have been remiss in sharing our own family sabbatical experience on this site. I’ll make the excuse that we have been so focused on your sabbatical, dear reader,… Continue Reading »