Nature Journals-Anne of Green Gables House, PEI, Canada


“What do you do about the children’s educations?”

It’s by far the most commonly asked question, and it’s a fair one; education is extremely important.

I come from a long line of teachers, three generations, beginning with my grandmother, who taught in a one room school during the depression, both my parents are teachers as well.


I was educated by a variety of means, public school, parochial school, private school, and for third grade and eighth grade my folks took us out of school altogether and hauled us around the continent in the back of a van.  My brother and I both agree that those two years traveling and “van schooling” were the best of our educational lives.


We decided, before we ever had kids, not to send our children to school. It took me about five minutes on “the other side of the desk” in the public school system in America to realize that this was NOT what I wanted for my kids, should any ever join us on our journey.


However, knowing what you DON’T want to do is not the same thing as knowing what you DO want to do, and so I dove head long into five years of reading and research and “re-education.”  Much of what I discovered resonated at my core with what I intuitively “knew” to be right about children and how they learn, and ran in direct contradiction to my university education in “education.”


To make a very long story short, our first business was born out of my passion for education and the awakening that resulted from that research period.  I’ve spent over ten years in educational consulting and curriculum design for families who desire to create a Living Education for their children.  I’ve home/road/world schooled our children since birth and I can show you how you can create a completely unique, incredibly fabulous, wonderfully inspiring childhood and education for your children.


As this section of the site continues to grow you’ll find articles and resources that will share our world schooling with you and give you the resources you need to find your own path and learn together with your kids… life is an Ed-venture, after all!

Helpful Links:

Are you wondering about how we home school high school on the road? Here’s an article I wrote about that for Vagabond Family that will answer some of your questions!

Here is a small rant I wrote recently about education and socialization, in response to a question we received.

This one is about Longterm Travel As Education and was published on Boots-N-All. It’s about travel as education, not instead of, not in spite of, but the world as a classroom, you know?

This is a very long Road Schooling 101 piece that I wrote for Wandr’ly Magazine with lots of resources and age leveled recommendations.

Here’s an article about how to Take Your Kids Out Of School and travel with the teacher’s blessing.

This one is a quick list of Five Great Resources for World Schooling on Wandering Educators.


24 thoughts on “Education

  1. Jazmin C says:

    Hi! I’ve recently started thinking of taking my five year old and going out to live on the road and explore the United States for a year or two, before heading abroad to do more of the same. Your blog is a treasure trove of information and seeing how your children have grown and benefited for living as they have has given me hope that I really can do this. Your Contact Us page seems to be offline at the moment so I’m going to post my inquiry here (sorry!). I’m interested in learning more about how you transitioned to traveling for a living. Any information you can provide would be very much appreciated. Also, I’m going to echo what Cindy asked regarding the legalities of homeschooling. What do I need to do? Where can I find the information I need? We currently live in CA and we’re hoping to begin our journey within the next two months.

  2. darla lazzari says:

    You and your family ROCK!!! (as the teenagers say) I’m so inspired by you and your husbands commitment in your children’s education on the road. You are giving them the best life experiences and learning through travel. I just took my 15 year old son and 10 year old daughter out of school and will do what you have done just not on a large scale as that. I want to thank you for taking the time to journal your experiences and share. I can’t wait to dig in deep to all your valuable information.

  3. Jennifer Miller says:

    Darla… lol… well, thank you very much for your kind words! We are very committed to the intersection of education and adventure and it’s panning out rather well, if I do say so myself. Two of our kids are on to university pursuits now and we’re beginning to feel like we might not have messed up quite as many things as we feared! Do let me know how I can help you forward with your plans!

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