The ‘Roadschooling’ Family Traveling Around the World

Photo: Stuart Kime

I’m often inspired by families on the road. And this past summer on a ferry between Oban and Isle of Mull, I met the Kime family from Texas. The mom and dad (Sarah and Stuart) told me that they had realized that there is no better education or quality family time than traveling together — so they took their kids on a year-long trip around the world. (The kids recognized me because they were using my TV show Rick Steves’ Europe as part of their on-the-road curriculum. They were staying in 107 locations over 370 nights, and 86 of those stops were based on episodes from the show.)

The energy, curiosity, and joy in the faces of each of those kids as they experienced our world was a delight to experience. To follow their adventures — and if you’re a parent, to be inspired to take your kids out of conventional school and make the world their classroom — check out the Kime family’s adventures on Instagram.

What about you? Have you taken your kids out of conventional school for a bit of “on-the-road” education? I’d love to hear about your experience.