Road-Schooling Gypsies travel throughout the year. And while we’re not
experts, we have picked up some tricks along the way for making family travels
go just a bit more smoothly. Here are some of our best tips…
Safe & Secure
easy to get lulled into the comfort of thinking that your hotel is as safe
as home, but that would be very very wrong. Check out our Public Service Announcement on
Family Travel Safety.
- You’ve probably
been stranded in your car before…whether from a flat tire or a traffic
jam…but what if disaster struck on a car
Would you be prepared?
Rage No-Nos : You haven’t experienced true impatience
and frustration until you’ve sat in the car, on the parking lot that they
call the interstate, for four hours. With two kids bickering in the
backseat. With the car parked. And everyone has to pee.
To Your Health
- Some people can
sleep anywhere, but travelling often throws kids off-schedule. Here
are some tips for Sleeping Well on the Go.
you’re traveling, take three minutes to stretch at
each pit-stop. It might add some time to
the drive, but your kids, your body, AND your spirits will love you for
- Healthy eating on the road can
be very tricky! It’s so easy to fall into the trap of fast food and
convenience foods, especially on long travel days, when your only
stops are at the gas station or to pick up a quick bite.
you’re out on the road, getting sick just isn’t an option.
Who wants to spend their vacation trapped in a hotel room, or worse
– in the hospital?
- Taking a few
days off can be rejuvenation for your body, but it’s important to remember
to get some exercise. Here are tips for Hotel P.E.
out of your favorite spa products? Or forgot to pack them? Try these quick cheats from
- Learning is so
much more effective when you’re living what you’re learning. Stop by our unit studies page and see if there is a free unit about
where you’ll be going / what you’ll be doing. If not, consider
creating your own!
- If you decide to
start travelling full-time with your family (it’s a fantastic way to
school!!), here are some Words of Wisdom from
provides a great chance to practice counting, sorting, and
a handy-dandy kids’ checklist for you.
BIO : Yvie is a road-schooling mother of two active boys! When she’s not traipsing across the country, she writes curriculum, enjoys gardening, and runs a lot! Find her at Gypsy Road, Educents, or on Facebook.
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