Matt and Liuan travel with three young rambunctious boys. People ask us all the time, how do we do it? What it’s like day to day and how we get overcome logistical challenges is partly what this blog is about.
We call the Chicago suburbs home, but we are currently living somewhere in South America. The precise location changes every couple weeks.
Liuan views our year abroad as an opportunity to explore sustainable living and different styles of community environmental action. She is a journalist and author.
Matt is pursuing various hobbies that he had little time for back home: becoming more fluent in Spanish, learning Portuguese, improving his culinary skills and writing for this blog. He has a career in software development and civil engineer.
Our family considers travel to be more than sightseeing. For us, it is a way to grow personally and spiritually. We enjoy opportunities to go deep into a community and make lasting friendships across cultural and language boundaries. That’s why you won’t find us ping-ponging around the globe during our gap year. We prefer to travel slow.
About this blog
This blog was founded primarily as a creative outlet. It offers us a platform to share our travel experiences and help others that may be looking for information about family or long term travel. We hope to provide interesting and informative articles that light up your inner nomad’s heart.
We have benefited so much from other travel bloggers, to whom we owe a great debt for all the critical information we’ve gained. This blog is an attempt to “pay it forward”.
If you would like to more about this blog and our travel philosophy check out these posts:
This Is Our Family Gap Year – Itinerary and Future Plans
This is a summary of our family gap year. Here we give an outline of our itinerary, our philosophy of travel, and what might lay beyond this special time.
The Slow Camino Philosophy: A blog…and a way of life.
This post discusses the name of our blog, Slow Camino and what the name means to us. The Slow Camino way centers on enjoying each step on our life’s camino.
Travel As Pilgrimage: Reflections on the Name of our Blog
Camino in Spanish means “way” or “path.” In a deeper sense, it means “pilgrimage.” To find our camino, we must go slow. We must pay attention.