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Adventurous Families Blogroll

There are lots of families out there blogging about their adventures. This is their page. There are hundreds, probably thousands of sites, with blogs, journals, photos and all manner of hints and tips on how to adventure with your family. Some are live, updated daily by families out adventuring even as you read this; others lie dormant as records of past adventures. All are full of stories, hints, tips, experience and observations about the where, when, how and how of family adventure. Follow the links and start exploring from your armchair.

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Raising Miro on the Road of Life Do Try This at Home - Meekro Adventures
Raising Miro on the Road of Life is a single mom & son's travel blog & podcast, chronicling their nomadic adventures as they travel around the world together. Miro and Lainie began their 8 year adventure in 2009 in Central & South America and are slow traveling with 'inspiration as a compass'. Through their blog and podcasts they share adventures and discuss issues of humanity, global citizenship, worldschooling, slow travel, volunteering & living in the moment. You can find the on Twitter and Facebook too. Do Try This at Home aims to offer low-commitment yet high-impact activities and ideas for parents wanting to help their children form positive attitudes towards learning and life; including an appetite for excitement and adventure. It's a philosophy close to our heart and a blog which includes many practical day to day ideas for what blog author Tim Meek calls his meekro adventures, ways to inject a little more learniing, growth and adventure into everyday life.
Around the World with Luca Discover, Share, Inspire (The Denning's)

Linda and Phil could have been just another Irish recession casualty. But when Linda's employment contract was not renewed they decided to become recession revolutionaries. Keen cyclists and wanderlusters they set off around the world on two wheels with their toddler Luca. After four months cycling from Brittany to Budapest in 2010 they are spending 2011 in Southeast Asia, volunteering for an orphanage in Saigon and cycling Vietnam along the coastal highway. Their blog recounts their experiences in words and pictures. You can also follow their adventures on Twitter: @Linda_Phil_Luca

The Denning's have driven from Utah to Costa Rica, Atlanta to Alaska, lived in the Dominican Republic and India - all with four children ages 7 and younger. In 2010, they added number five to the bunch, and have set out on a road trip from Alaska to Argentina in a veggie powered truck, living out of their roof top tent. You can follow their adventures on their Discover, Share, Inspire website, World School with them, or watch this interview with ManvsDebt.com about their trip.

Gill Adventures: Tales of a Semi-Feral Family Pedal Powered Family

John and Eva Gill, along with tween and teen daughters, dropped out of ordinary life for a mid-life gap year (and a half) trip around the world. Together, they have skied the Alps, ridden ostriches in South Africa, held hunting hawks in Wales, walked with San Bushmen, were visited by lions while camping alone in the Kalahari, and traced footsteps of Catherine de Medici, Nelson Mandela, Ho Chi Minh, and Ninjas. Their blog includes stories of adventures + mis-haps, as well as thoughts, reactions, & frustrations about life on the road. Also on Twitter @GillAdventures and Facebook

The Pedal Powered Family do what it says on the tin. Reuben, Heidi and their two youngsters are seeking to live simply, give generously, and travel slowly on their bikes. In May 2011 they set off to live out a dream exploring the Americas on a year-long, 20,000km bicycle tour. You can follow their progress on the website and blog or catch up with them on Twitter @pedalpoweredfam or on Facebook

Livin on the road Exodus Family

This family of six set off in 2010 to travel Australia indefinately, living on the road in a 22' caravan. Can you imagine? Living with four kids in a caravan? Indefinitely. While the kids find it amusing to tell people they are homeless, it isn't strictly true, it's just that their home is on wheels and they rarely stay in one place for more than a week. Exploring region by region, their ever changing garden is pristine beaches, rainforests, deserts, vineyards, coastlines. You can keep up with them on their website and blog, or Facebook and Twitter @livinontheroad

Rolf and Jenny are a family on a mission, Expedition America 2011, visiting all the states of the USA on a quest to explore the world, reconnect with nature, and enjoy life together. Their site is dedicated to all the adventurous spirits who enjoy travel, explore the world, witness different cultures, and are able to combine these with family. You can catch up with them on their website, Facebook and on Twitter @ExodusFamily Another family dedicated to inspiring, empowering, and educating other families to get outside and enjoy nature.

The Shworers Travelling Toddler

Dario Schworer and his wife Saubine Schworer-Ammaun are a couple on a mission; to travel across the world's oceans and climb the highest mountain on every continent to promote Earth-friendly ways of life. As if that's not extraordinary enough, they're doing it solely using human power and while growing a family. They started in 2003 with no children; now, after pedalling, hiking, sailing and climbing through 47 countries they've 3 more in their family team. The whole mission could be a 14 year job so plenty of time to catch up with them yet. If you can track down a web address for them, let us know! Read features here and here. Find out more about the exped here and keep up to date with expedition reports here.

You don't needs masses of experience or gear to adventure together.But you do need passion and commitment to make it happen. Matt Coughlan once had no idea and none of the gear! But he knew he wanted to do it and together with his partner Becki they've made it happen. It's the kind of adventurous spirit you have to admire. As Matt puts it, " We've were inspired by other young families embarking on extended bicycle tours, and the more I read the more I felt it was perfect for us." Matt's Travelling Toddle blog charts their journey testing the water on smaller trips before embarking on something bigger, a tour across Canada and the USA. You can follow their progress on their ToddleronTour blog or catch them on Facebook and Twitter @toddlerontour.
A Year and a Day: 3-6-6.com Murrs across America

The Pritchard family of five spent 366 days circumnavigating the globe, covering 29 countries from Mongolia to the Maldives, Sri Lanka to Switzerland and Borneo to Belgium. The kids were 8, 6 and 4 and learnt on the road about currencies, time zones, glaciation and plate tectonics, how to avoid getting your wallet stolen ... as well as the 3 R's! The Pritchards crossed the world's largest countries by train, campervan and boat, coming from Chongqing in China back to Wales overland. But it's not over ... they're off again! Follow their adventures on 3-6-6.com

Two bikes, two parents, and two toddlers add up to one epic family adventure. Follow the Murrs family on their blog as they explore landscapes and stories on a 4403.2 mile journey through America (and potty training!). They’re promoting family engagement, health, and environmental mindfulness to inspire families to get outside together and explore. Join them as they learn, grow, and enjoy the perks and challenges of bicycle travel with small children. Onward at www.murrbike.com
The Edventure Project The Strong Family

The Miller family packed up their regular lives to spend a year and more living & learning on the road, cycling around Europe, Western Asia & North Africa. That's no mean feat for a family of 6, but as they put it "with the kids eleven and under... it's the perfect time for adventure." Their website the Edventure Project is dedicated to promoting adventure and education within families and gives a great insight into the how and why they make adventure an ongoing part of their family curriculum. The Miller family know the 'stuff' that really matters is doing stuff together as they explain in this interview.

Taking off on a year long adventure with your family is no small challenge! Taking kids out of school, giving up work, figuring out how to afford it, wondering if you’ll ever be able to make ends meet again. At some point it all requires a leap of faith! The Strong family decided to put faith and family before money in taking the leap of their lives on a journey from New Zealand to the other side of the world; a journey in which they hoped to grow closer as a family, explore places they did’nt know, develop a closer relationship with Christ, while having loads of fun and creating memories to last a lifetime. In their online blog you get a real sense of just how they’ve achieved this and more, and of how their purposeful journey continues to shape their family life beyond the fun and games of journeying in the USA and Europe.
UNite to Combat Climate Change - Ride Japan Williams Family Adventure
Here's a great father and son biking adventure. Charles Scott and his son Sho (8) spent the summer of 2009 riding the length of mainland Japan, from northern to southern cape, a journey of some 2900 miles. They blogged and twittered as they went leaving a virtual trail of their oriental adventure together, promoting cycling, encouraging other families to dream up their own adventures, raising awareness of and encouraging action on climate change as UNEP Climate Heroes.

Dorrie, Mike and Gregory Williams are on an open-ended bike adventure, starting summer 2009. Mom, Dad and 9-year old son Gregory are starting off on the Adventure Cycling Trans America trail, riding East from Baker City, Oregon, through middle America, and all the way to Yorktown, Virginia. RIding together on a triplet, this family have sold house and home to make this adventure happen and you can follow their progress from their blog, from start until... well who knows.

The Cruiser's Life The Mother of all Trips
Don't wait to enjoy the cruisers life. Do as Mark Twain suggested, "Throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." Loree and Bill did just that and spent five years cruising aboard their catamaran with their daughter. On their website, designed by cruisers for cruisers or wannabe cruisers, they share hard won lessons that will help landlubbers find sea legs. If cruising adventures interest you, there's plenty to feast on here.

Bringing the world to your kids and your kids to the world. Mara Gorman, who once spent 13 months on the road with her one-year-old, travels with her kids because she believes it helps open their eyes to the myriad possibilities in the world and prepares them to be global citizens. It's also a lot of fun (most of the time). Her active blog shares stories of her experience of travelling with toddlers and young kids but also how her travels have affected her own values and experience of motherhood. Plenty of well written wisdom and insight here.

Toast Floats, a family at sea The Passionate Warrior

If you've only imagined family life at sea, take a look at a crew who live it. A family of five living living and cruising on the Pacific Mexican coastline. Cruiser Don Quixote requires a crew of five so how convenient to have made three children. Most of the time, mum (Toast) writes and teaches, Dad (DrC) fixes stuff, and the girls pretty much take care of themselves. To make ends meet occasionally, DrC and Toast plump the cruising kitty with consulting and short term jobs in the States. This family crew is all at sea and blogging about it.

Hugh DeBurgh is on a mission - to awaken families who secretly dream of living out their dreams but are somehow afraid to take the first steps or think it can't be done with kids. Through his blog Hugh sets out to inspire 'newbies' to take those first steps and start living their dreams. Hugh's on the look out for stories that show you don't need to be a wild adrenalin junkie to live life adventurously. So whether you are looking for inspiration or have a story you think might inspire others, take a moment to visit the Passionate Warrior.

Laural Ringler, Family Adventure Mentor The Pedouins: 1 Family, 2 Wheels & 7000 miles

Laural Ringler and her intrepid husband have bicycled, backpacked and kayaked thousands of miles in Europe and North America both with and without their adventuresome two kids. So we know Laural can write with some authority about adventuring as a family. She's a regular contributor to Adventures Northwest Magazine, has published over fifty articles and is an adventure mentor for families, teens, individuals and groups. And now she's sharing her experience through her Family Adventure blog. She's also generously contributed a feature on planning family adventures to our site.

The merging of ideas from two continents in one family. A reckless meeting in the bottom of the Grand Canyon brought Amarins and Bill together, starting a relationship of adventure, learning, pioneering and travel that involved 16,000 miles in a red 1987 Toyota pick-up truck. More recently they completed another amazing journey with their their three daughters (ages 2, 4 and 6), exploring the North American Continent. Travelling green they completed an extraordinary 7,000 mile cycle ride from Kentucky to Alaska travelling on a quint bicycle (a bicycle made for 5). Follow their extraordinary journey on the Pedouins website.

Six in the World Soul Travellers Three

Sixintheworld is the site of a RTW family of six, age 4 to 38 who took on on an 11-month global adventure in August 2006. Their website and blog tracks their preparation, travels, and return to the US. You can even find out how much it all cost. A great example of a normal family taking 365 days out of their everyday lives to circumnavigate the world, explore interesting places, make new friends, and learn a little more about themselves and the world we all inhabit.

Here's a family of three creating their own family odyssey. The mission? To see the world, know it more deeply, connect deeper with ourselves, as a family and with others, experience freedom, bliss and peace in new and profound ways. They're on an open-ended, years long slow trip RTW as a family adventure, unschool, spiritual journey and lifestyle, with time spent travelling interspersed with time living in different places on an itinerary across Europe, Russia, Africa, South America, Far East, Australia and New Zealand.
Pilgrim's Progress: a BIG family hits the road The Aiken/Widom Family Year Off

If you think it's a challenge travelling with one, two or three kids you've just got to look at this. A kiwi family with eight kids on a pilgrimage from Singapore to London and beyond, travelling overland all the way. Oh and with grandpa along too that makes 11. And still they find time for prolific thought provoking blogging giving an up to the minute insight into what it's like to live and learn as a family on the road. With info on practical issues like why, how, financing, packing, it's well worth a look. Now that's what I call a BIG family adventure.

The Aiken/Widom clan love to travel. They've been travelling with kids since their youngest was born and now have over fourteen years of adventuring experience so can speak with experience of travelling with their kids at every age. Sailing, diving, trekking, cycling, overland, you name it they've done it. Since 2007 they've been blogging too so now you can share some of their experience and wisdom. Get an idea of what's possible with a look at their travelog of their recent 2007/2008 14 month long globe spanning adventure.
Dreirad: Three Wheels on the Panamerican 360 degrees longitude (Armageddon Pills)
In late 2001, Swiss couple Rebekka and Florian left for a classic cycling journey to explore the American Continent. After one year, the arrival of baby Chan stopped them in their tracks in Vancouver. But a short while later they hit the road again, still determined to reach the Southern tip of Argentina. Chan, now 4 is part of the team and joins wholeheartedly in their quest for adventure. You can read journals and see extraordinary photos from their amazing journey with a growing toddler on their online journal, Dreirad. Never let it be said it can't be done with kids. Truly inspirational.

The Higham family shared a lifetime of adventures in a year long RTW trip, visiting 28 countries, traveling by cargo ship to the southern tip of South America, hiking the Inca Trail, trekking in the jungles of northern Thailand, cycling in Europe. Find out what it took to plan for a year on the road, how they home-schooled their kids and what they learned along the way. Their new site 360 Degrees Longitude (formerly Armageddon Pills) chronicles their family adventure, offers useful advice on costing and planning a trip and promotes their forthcoming book "360 Degrees Longitude"

Joe Kurmaskie, alias Metal Cowboy Us On The Bus: The Weller Family

Joe "Metal Cowboy" Kurmaskie is Adventure Dad and author of cycle adventure books, Metal Cowboy, and Riding outside the Lines. In his latest book, "Momentum is your Friend," Joe chronicles a Grand Adventure he shared with his two sons Quinn and Enzo (ages 7 and 5) on a Cross Country 4000 mile ride. With 14' of bicycle rig and over 250lbs of kids and gear, it's an inspiring and heart warming adventure. And there's more, now Joe's on the road with wife and three, blogging a trans Canadian family adventure for a new book. Lots of inspiration here, if you dare. This guy thinks and lives BIG.

Late 2007 and the Weller family finally set off on a 1973 Leyland bus for their family adventure, a let's just see where we get to tour of Europe. Realising their wasn;t much time left before the kids were all grown up, Brian and Dawn sold up their business and their house to make their dream come true. Having bought and fitted out a bus, Brian, Dawn, Amy (15) ,Alex (12) and Sam (9) have signed up for the school of the road. You can follow their travels and the pre-trip dramas of buying and fitting out the bus on their blog, at www.usonthebus.com

The Vogel Family, a Family on Bikes See the World with Your Kids
The Vogel family believe in the power of bicycling! For them it's an incredible way to get to know a country and people. And with children it's even more rewarding, seeing the world through children's eyes, and experiencing things in a fresh, uninhibited manner once more. In 2006/7 the Vogels completed a fourteen month bike tour of the USA and Canada. Then betweenJune 2008 and 2011 they travelled the Pan American Highway in a world record attempt with their twin boys, forging a family cycling legend. You can visit their homepage or read their blog online.

Sheila Scarborough blogs regularly and eclectically on all kinds of Family Travel experiences. With blogs on big city visits in Tokyo, London and Hong Kong, family travel in Asia, Europe, USA and family travel philosophy, her site is a wide ranging mix of personal experience, anecdotes and links to other resources on the web. Full of ideas, inspiration and contacts. You can read her blog online. Sheila blogs on Bootsnall, another useful resource for Independent travellers.

Hollowtop Outdoor Primitive School The Fleming Family Travel Tales
Thomas J Elpel at the Hollowtop Outdoor Primitive School has a few stories to tell about journeys that take children and families back to basics. You can find some of his journalled stories online at his school's homepage. He also has a wealth of wisdom to share in other publications about primitive living skills. The Fleming family gave up their 'nice' lifestyle at home, rented out the house, gave up careers and took their two children (age 3 and 7) on a years backpacking trip around the world. Their website chronicles their experience and offers useful advice for others thinking of being so foolish.

The Eber family and Bike for Breath The Shulz family: All at Sea

The Eber family biked their way around the world to raise money for asthma research. On their website you can read more about the family, their charity and their amazing experiences pedalling 15,000 km through 25 countries around the globe.

The Shulz family have taken the plunge, sold their house, put their possessions into storage and set off to sail the seas on their family boat Regina. Their website chronicles their current Blue Water Adventure experience, shows how they've built up to their biggest adventure yet and gives a good insight into educating on board. Informative, funny and philosophical.
Curious Kids The Cleminson Family

A site put together by five kids who travelled 100000 miles across 20 countries with their parents on a world tour in 1999. The kids were 7,9,11,14 and 17 at the time of the trip and you can get a great insight into what kids get curious about when they travel from online extracts from their travel journals.

The Cleminsons live in Africa and enjoy a special relationship with their 4WD vehicle Lily. She's as much a part of their family adventures as their two young children. On their site you can read about their travels on and off the road over the years. Beautiful photography brings to life the pleasures of adventuring as a family and the spectacular places you can explore in this part of the world.
The Orme Family: Family adventures by boat
The FuhKaui Family
Eric Orme and his family have one five month sailing trip under their belt in 2003/4. Now they're planning a year long voyage down East Coast Canada/USA to the Carribean, starting April 2006. Read about their last trip when the kids were young and follow their progress on their latest adventure sailing, painting and exploring as the kids grow up aboard their yacht Tabitha. The FuhKaui family have been on the road for years unschooling three kids. They hit the road to find a better life and have came to realise it was the only life for them. As they put it in their blog "Have you ever woke up in the morning and wondered where you are? It happens all too often around here....Follow our unconventional travels as we enter our ninth year of Life on the Road."
The Activated Storytellers - Goza Family Cycling Europe with a baby
The Goza family are The Activated Storytellers. Being on the road is more than just a vacation for them; it's a fundamental part of their work, life and existence. They've been on the road since 1988 and raised and educated their son on the road. They are notorious nomads - rarely staying in one place for more than two days, touring year-round combining work with new experiences. You can read more about their work, life and travels on their site.

The Knoll Millers took to the road in 2006 with a baby and a bike, cycling 1,300 kilometres and spending 68 nights in a tent. If you want to know about the realities of touring with a baby then Shelley's diary gives an insight into the daily adventures of biking with baby. The site has lots of great photos too and some useful information about the practicalities of what you need to make a bike and the road your home. The Knoll Millers were sponsored by Burley.

Pedal to Paradise Reserved for your website ?

Inspired by a bunch of chickens escaping from a chicken farm, the Goehring's took off with their daughter and her friend on a summerlong journey across America on bicycles in 2001. Over 4500 miles later they still believe, "You've got to keep pedaling if you want to get to Paradise." In extensive online journals you can read how the trip came about, the practicalities of making it happen and the dramas and delights of life on a classic TransAmerican biking route.

If you've got a blog or website about your family adventures and you'd like to see it featured here, then get in touch, let us have the details, and let us take a look. We're happy to link to sites that give other adventurous families ideas, advice or inspiration to get out there.
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