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Living Differently was a term I came up with to pull together all the threads of a travelling, nomadic lifestyle. Living Differently blog posts cover alternate thinking about education, earning, posessions, social structure and life. We went from trying to create an alternative lifestyle to one day realising we'd already created it, and it was sustainable. Thoughts, experiences and ideas on Living Differently.

Is Travel Self Indulgent?

An anonymous commentator dropping their venom under a fake email address felt the need to call our travel lifestyle self-indulgent after we were stranded at an airport recently. Thanks, so nice. These trolls and bitter keyboard warriors maybe don’t realise there is a family of sensitive souls at the other end of the internet just …

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Family Travel Trivia Quiz Questions

Quizzes, be they online, Zoom, virtual, or real-life are all the rage lately. We recently had loads of fun with a family quiz night with our lovely friends in a different hemisphere. We now have to write quiz questions for them, so we thought we’d share our “Are You Well-Travelled?” quiz. Child and family-friendly travel …

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Problems of Travelling With Kids

Problems of travelling with kids, oh yes, there are a few. Some consider them major problems, others, tiny inconveniences outweighed by rainbow benefits. We are firmly in the second group or we wouldn’t be doing this crazy non-stop travel thing. We did it for 6 years, full-time, maybe we’re nuts. A reader asked me to …

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School Days Are the Happiest Days of Your Life – Is a Lie

My dad used to say that to me when I was a kid. ” School days are the happiest days of your life”. I can see from the internet that it’s still a thing, people are searching for posts that tell them how to write an essay, speech or debate on that topic, so I …

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A Nomadic Family Lifestyle. What’s it Really Like?

We left home over 5 years ago to travel the world and we never wanted to go back. Becoming a nomadic family, a digital nomad family if you like, and adopting the lifestyle worked well for us. We visited around 50 countries, several of those 4 or 5 times. We’ve been to 5 continents and flipped …

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Best Things About Travelling the World as a Family

A lady in our Living Differently group was telling me yesterday how a photo I shared had stuck in her head and constantly inspired her to keep working towards her own dream lifestyle. It was the one below, taken in Richmond Upon Thames, London. Home, after too many years away. It was incredible to be back …

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Living Differently. New Ways in Chiang Mai

We’re loving this city in strange and unexpected ways. I’m loving the Thai environment sure, the Old City of Chiang Mai with its ancient walls, stunning temples and teak houses, the amazing Thai food and it’s abundant availability, the clear blue skies and tropical heat, but I’m loving it in more than a tourist-sort-of-way. I’m …

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What is Enough Socialisation? – Worldschooling & Homeschooling

I received an e-mail from a reader recently. He and his wife were thinking of taking their child on a travel adventure, a taste of worldschooling, but were concerned about socialization. They thought she wouldn’t “get enough socialization away from her friends” and asked for my opinion. It’s an interesting question. Homeschool socialisation ( and …

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