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6 Surprising Discoveries After 6 Months of Long-Term Travel
Six months into our family gap year, I reflect on the things that have surprised me the most about long-term travel and how our family has adapted (or not).
Normalcy, Time-Crunch, Homeschooling Blues, and Dreaming: Thoughts at 6 Months
Halfway into our family gap year, we reflect on how we’ve grown, how we’ve failed, and what’s ahead.
Our Patagonia Adventure Starts in Ushuaia
Our first stop in Patagonia was the southernmost city of Ushuaia. We took the End of the World Train and an ill-fated boat tour.
Did You Know We Are Mapping Our Journey?
We are documenting our journey with this interactive map. Read more about how to use the map to see where we’ve traveled.
Uruguay Is Probably Not on Your Bucket List. Should It Be?
You probably know little about Uruguay. I sure didn’t. We just spent two weeks in this small agrarian country. This was our experience.
What If There’s No Trash Can? A Reflection
Principle #6 in permaculture is “Produce no waste.” We saw this (imperfectly) lived out at an Argentine permaculture project.
WHO ARE WE?
We are a family of five that travels at every opportunity. We are currently taking a family gap year that we started in July 2022. We plan to spend the entire time in Latin America.
WHAT IS SLOW CAMINO?
Slow Camino is a personal writing project that lets our readers and loved ones know where we are, where we’ve been, and what we are learning along the way.
We cover a smorgasbord of topics all loosely related to travel. Some of our favorite topics to write about include traveling with kids, stories and misadventures, and how the way we travel impacts the local community and environment.
We share what we know about the places we’ve visited.
Artfully written experiences, reflections and misadventures.
How to travel in a way that respects the local community and the environment.
Saving up for the trip of a lifetime? This is a tool we developed and use regularly to project our future savings.
Let us guide you through the finances and practicalities of long term trave.
Travel With Kids
Bringing children along for the ride can be both rewarding and frustrating. We provide our insights and lessons learned.