Our Offbeat Life

Our Offbeat Life

A podcast celebrating the amazing world of full-time family travel. Ditching conventional living and classrooms for globe-trotting adventures and world cultures, we dive into this unique lifestyle with our inspiring guests - seasoned digital nomads, new entrants, and gap year families. They share their personal experiences, highs, lows, and lifelong lessons. Whether you're an experienced family traveler or contemplating this alternative lifestyle, join us on this enlightening journey into full-time family travel.

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December 14, 2023 82 mins

Wonder Year Interview


In this episode, the authors of the book, 'Wonder Year', discuss their experience of travelling with their families for an extended period. Each author discusses how world-schooling, or using the world as a classroom, shaped their family's journey as well as the numerous experiences they had. They delve into the logistical elements including planning and packing, and also address the challenge...

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Executive Summary: The podcast tells the story of John and Karen, a married couple with two kids who decided to travel the world full-time after reaching a low point in their relationship. It covers how they prepared financially, got their kids on board, road schooled the children, dealt with accidents abroad, found purpose through travel, supported local communities, and made the lifestyle sustainable. Their story proves that with...

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Lacy's story demonstrates the rewards of worldschooling, even as a single parent. Her top motivation was providing her daughters with a better education and quality of life. Traveling opened up abundant opportunities she never could have imagined while stuck in her old job and lifestyle. The experience has created an unbreakable bond and given her kids a broader perspective on the world. Lacy's example gives single parents...

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This episode is an interview with a couple, Ritchie and Abigale of  Meat Around The World,

Richie and Abigail share what life is really like on the road as they overland through the Americas with their young daughter Zoe. After getting inspired by shows like "Long Way Round," they bought a truck camper in the U.S. and slowly meandered their way from Arizona down through Mexico and Central America.

Now in their 4th year o...

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This episode of the "Our Offbeat Life" features Bradley and Jenny who are full-time family travelers. The discussion revolves around Bradley and Jenny's extraordinary experiences traveling the world with their children, including giving birth abroad during a pandemic and establishing a home base in New Zealand. They share advice on financial management while traveling, navigating work and immigration processes in diff...

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Our Offbeat Life's very own David and Brodi drove from the US to the southernmost tip of South America with their son over the course of 2 years. This episode is all about their inspiration, ups and downs, favorite places, and tips for family travel along the Pan American Highway.

This journey is truly inspirational for anyone thinking about long-term travel with kids. In this recording from a recent live stream, we share the m...

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Have you ever dreamed of packing up your family for an extended Mexico family travel trip across Mexico? Does the thought of driving a minivan through small pueblos and winding mountain roads sound appealing? As remote work becomes more commonplace, more families are embracing location independence and hitting the open road for Mexico family travel.


In this fascinating interview, Stephanie shares her family's experience tr...

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In this episode, we'll recap Zee's travel journey and top lessons for single moms considering long-term travel with their kids. From navigating co-parenting to worldschooling tips, Zee shares practical advice on keeping travel fun and fulfilling for the whole family.

 

Whether you're dreaming of a short-term adventure or multi-year odyssey, Zoe's story proves full-time family travel is possible, even as a solo paren...

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David interviewed Colleen about her experiences of full-time travel with her family, including the challenges of education while traveling and adapting to new cultures. They discussed her journey through South America, detailing the benefits of flying versus driving and the difficulty of packing for constantly changing terrain and seasons. They also talked about the importance of having a varied approach to financing, including ow...

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October 12, 2023 48 mins

Welcome to another episode of Our Offbeat Life, where we highlight the stories of individuals and families who break free from traditional lifestyles to live their dream life. Today, we're excited to share an incredible journey of a family that is trading 10 acres in Chile for a bus!

Our guests today are Donnie and Carla, a globetrotting couple from Argentina and California who have made the Chile their home. They ignited their...

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In this enlightening episode of our podcast, we sit down with Bethany Baker, the inspiring mind behind Beyourbestwithbethany.com, who along with her husband embarked on a life-changing journey by selling their home, buying a van and driving through Central and South America with their young daughters.


Bethany shares her transition into a digital nomad life, a dream that took five years to manifest into reality. She provides in...

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Are you thinking about committing to a full-time family travel lifestyle? Anna talks about her recent journey, sharing tips on how to get started! From connections with like-minded families, to unschooling her children and financial stability while traveling, she goes into all of the aspects involved in worldschooling and nomadic living. Learn how Anna engaged her children in the decision-making process and found affordable accomm...

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Welcome to the first episode of our series on full-time family travel! In this exciting kick-off, join David and Brodi Cole, the charismatic duo behind the Our Offbeat Life travel blog and podcast. Known for their adventurous spirit and knack for finding unique experiences, David and Brodi have made a lifestyle out of being a full-time traveling family.

In an engaging twist, they don't bring in a guest for this episode - instea...

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Join us in this heartwarming episode as we chat with Rachel Carlson, the dynamic force behind the Worldschool Pop-Up Hub. As a seasoned worldschooler herself, Rachel shares her rich experiences, personal anecdotes, and insights into the vibrant world of worldschooling communities.

We dive deep into what worldschooling means for families on the move, exploring how these global communities provide not just educational opportunities b...

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