Articles

One of the things I do on the side is write for various publications, some related to travel, others related to home schooling.  This is a partial list of articles I’ve had published on a variety of topics, as well as a couple that have been written about us.  Please feel free to share them with friends!

8 thoughts on “Articles

  1. This is awesome! Great idea to have your articles listed all in one place here. Lookiing forward to reading some 🙂

  2. Jennifer Miller says:

    This is far from “all of them” but it’s the ones I could lay hands on easily! The ones in paper mags are often not available on line too… c’est la vie!

  3. Maria says:

    Great blog and what great adventures!! I will be following your blog very closely. Do you have any social networks?

  4. Jennifer Miller says:

    Yes, Maria, we do… I’m @edventuremama on twitter and http://www.facebook.com/edventureproject

  5. Hi Jennifer,

    I’ve enjoyed reading your articles on bootsnall.com over the last few years; I’ve found them critical and insightful, and often inspiring and uplifting, and occasionally even tear-jerking. I recently re-read “The Realities of a Location Independent Life” and remembered a question I wanted to ask you – you mention at the end of the article that you know people who are teachers who are living this lifestyle; could I ask you to share some details on how they actually do that (apart from being international school teachers, which I’m already doing!)?

    I’ve been following all this geoarbitrage and lifestyle design stuff since Tim Ferriss released “The Four Hour Work Week”, and I strive to implement the principles in the book from the perspective of becoming a more efficient, effective and location independent professional (I’ve decided I’m not really interested in automating online sales of a random product as a “muse” or joining the multitudes of people trying to make money out of their blog; I’d rather focus on getting better at my craft), but it seems no matter how you cut it, no matter how much of your prep and marking you can outsource, or how much of your non-contact activities can be moved online, a teacher still has to be in the classroom 15-20 hours a week! Worse still, most high schools require you to be on campus from, say, 8am to 3:30pm 5 days a week, even though you might not be teaching that whole time. It’s very hard to find a school that will be flexible on this, no matter how much of a rock star teacher you might be. Not to mention, teaching physics requires a physics lab!

    Sure, we get paid vacation for 3 months a year, but the other 9 months during which I have to be in the one place still constrain me more than I’d like- I’m unable to travel long distances to visit family during term time, and I can often only book flights and travel during relatively peak times of year (not to mention that the opportunity for slow travel is limited to 8 weeks over summer break, and breaking up your 3 months off into multiple chunks means a bigger proportion of your travel budget goes on flying back and forth from where your school is to where ever you want to go). Is there something I’m missing, and is it in fact possible to teach physics (even maths would do) from my laptop in Thailand (without starting my own online business ala Ramit Sethi)?

    The closest solution I’ve found so far is this:

    https://www.tutorbee.com.au/

    but that only works for me because I have an Australian bank account and I’m an Australian citizen (by the way, I have contacted them already, but they don’t currently have any vacancies).

    What is needed is a truly international equivalent of this website, where one can have their earnings paid into any bank account in the world, and apply to be a teacher regardless of citizenship status.

    Any nuggets of wisdom would be appreciated!

    Cheers,

    Benson
    Zhuhai International School, China

  6. Jennifer Miller says:

    Benson… GREAT questions. I”m going to cut and paste this into an email and write back to you personally. Thanks for your patience!

  7. lo mejor de mi es ser parte de la familia miller

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