“We only get 18 years with you and we want to make those count.” Well, after all, everyone says it: Don’t they grow up fast!
And Erik of the Family Adventure Podcast along with his wife Rachel are determined to make it count – and to make it – that is, travel – happen. Even with their family. Or more accurately, because of their family. Following their epic three-year sailing adventure with their 5 turned 6 small kids, they began this podcast to share not just their story, but every traveling families’. And all with a view to inspiring even more families to travel. Either that or some elaborate market creation technique 😉
The Hemingways started out as a completely normal, if rather larger than average family. They may even claim they still are. What changed it all was ‘hope’, a book and a letter. Yeah, yeah, what’s that supposed to mean? Well, we’re not gonna be the ones to spoil it for you… Take a listen to this episode to hear all about how the Hemingways lept into full-time family travel. (If the adorable mini intro by little Miles doesn’t get you hooked, we don’t know what will.)
But… Why did they do it though? What about the kids? Is it safe? What would we do about school and money? What abou— yep. There are tons of questions to consider… But luckily, there’s also tons of answers.
Because what makes this podcast really … well – special is that it shows just how many families choose or have chosen family traveling as a way of life and can do nothing but recommend it. Which is not to say they pretend there were no difficult parts. What they do say though, is that the scariest part of the whole experience is simply making the final binding decision to just do it.
The Family Adventure Podcast proves that we really can do both, and its guests are the living examples of how to – and never at the expense of their kids. Rather the other way round, with travel giving the children a chance to discover everything first hand on the road, and find out what they love, are interested in and are good at.
Whether you’re secretly considering a month-long getaway or just a week away, you can find out what reactions to anticipate, how to cope once underway and even what sort of traveling could be best for your family. The Hemingway family, for example, decided on a sailing boat after deciding on traveling together, despite having no previous knowledge. They come from Arizona after all (no oceans there for those not in the know).
Erik speaks in a friendly, sometimes amusingly self-depreciating tone, and asks questions which get straight to the bottom of the guests’ amazing family travels. Listening to the Family Adventure Podcast is not just informative and addictive, but also addictive.
So make sure to give it a listen before you head to the airport with your little ones!