Little Susy is six years old. Should she read and write?



When little Susy came into this world, she learned to sit, walk, and speak naturally. Why would learning to write and read be any different?


Today. A tropical beach in the South of Thailand. ‘How do I write sun, mommy?’. I lean over to kiss her salty forehead. With a piece of sea-shell I write the word sun in the hot Asian sand. Her eyes twinkle. With an unbridled enthusiasm she now wants to write down the whole alphabet. I smile. What a contrast to her older sisters. In her six years of age, Susy has never been to school. Instead, she has traveled around the world and turned this world into her home, playground and classroom.  Keep reading

The World as our Religion

Batu Balong Hindu Temple in Lombok, Indonesia

The reason I set off for a trip around the world, un-and worldschooling my children is to raise them with an open mind.

I want them to see, live, and breathe other cultures and religions. I don’t want them to see it on television, or when sightseeing on holidays. I want them to live in different countries, among Christians, Buddhist, and Muslims. Not in gated compounds or hotels, but together with the locals. Keep reading

How a Single Mom of 3 Takes Her Kids Out of School to Travel the World and Chase Waves



Today, we’ve decided to join a local initiative to clean up the beach. After that, we’ll do some free surfing. It seems like a perfect way to spend a Saturday, so I inhale, the hot and humid tropical air filling my lungs, and look out at the ocean. This is when I realize that I’ve finally made it. Keep reading

Inge, happy and single mom moving away from the system. Traveling the world I un- & road-school my three daughters. Three years and counting! How?