Month: January 2024

Weather and Seasons in Thailand

Weather and Seasons in Thailand

Thailand experiences a tropical climate, characterized by high temperatures and humidity throughout much of the year. Thailand has three main seasons: In addition to these main seasons, Thailand also experiences some regional variations. Southern Thailand, for example, may have a slightly different rainy season pattern READ MORE

Fruits of Thailand- all you need to know

Fruits of Thailand- all you need to know

Thailand is known for its diverse range of fruits, thanks to its tropical climate. Here’s a list of most fruits commonly grown in Thailand (we tried a lot of them and most of them are amazing!): This list is not exhaustive, but it covers many READ MORE

Renting a Car in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Renting a Car in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Traveling in a car has a special place for us as we travelled through Mexico , Belize and Guatemala, Sri Lanka with our vehicle or a rental – we had more freedom to visit remote places and explore way more than we would without one.

We had a scooter and a rental car in Southern Thailand but opted to have only a rental car in the North of the country since the distances where we wanted to visit were much bigger.

As we arrived to the North – it was peak season and the rentals were actually all sold out/rented out. We had to wait a few days to be able to obtain a car and only Europcar at the Chiang Mai airport was the only one that had availability at that time. The price was not ideal for us but we wanted to explore around so we rented for 6 days at this rental agency.

Here is the break down of the costs for a Toyota Vios sedan-

  • price was 1386 Thai Baht per day (total for 6 days was – 8320 Thai Baht- around 240$ US-40$US per day)
  • the deposit was 8000 Thai Baht (around 230$ US).

Process:

  • booking online was easy and we got to the car right away once we paid at the counter at the airport;
  • we walked and filmed around the car – this took the longest since the car had a lot of scratches.
  • the return process was just dropping off the car at the parking lot and going around the car to see if we had any new scratches and return of the deposit.

We can recommend EuropCar only IF the other best rental car agency does not have any cars- because we found a gem for Car Rental in Chiang Mai- called – The Budget Catcher Car Rental – the price/ quality ratio it is the best of the best. The process is also very easy and quick.

The location you can find here – The Budget Catcher – Chiang Mai .

While it is not located at the airport, they do have an option to bring/return the car at the airport as they have a Parking Space there and also – they can deliver car to you in Chiang Mai. Win win!

The prices are the BEST in town – hands down. Even at the PEAK season. I looked everywhere and even in Chiang Rai but we actually waited for the car to become available here in Chiang Mai as the prices where nothing to compare to.

The price breakdown for a 5 passenger Toyota Vios Sedan-

  • total amount paid for 15 days of rental – 12850 Thai Baht- they charge 100 Thai Baht extra for the peak season per day- otherwise it would have been 11850 THB. So total for 15 days – around 367$ US or around 24$ US per day.
  • the deposit- 5000 THB (around 140$ US)that is given to you back at the time of drop off. We dropped it off at the airport and someone was waiting for us there with the deposit money in hand.
  • Very easy process, great customer service and very worth the money. We arranged everything via Whatsapp.

If you ever in chiang Mai and need a car to rent – Budget Catcher is the way to go. The more days you rent – the better deal you get. They have also a lot of cars to choose from so book ahead of time since they are very reliable and get sold out/rented out pretty quickly especially during the peak season.

Fascinating Facts About Vietnam

Fascinating Facts About Vietnam

We embarked on a journey to explore as many countries as we can. Every country that we go to – we gather interesting facts about it – This helps us understand more how local people live, what they do and how they go about their READ MORE

4 Island Tour with kids and a baby (from Ao Nang, Thailand)-                                                                                   Hong Island, Hong Lagoon, Koh Lao La Ding, Ko Pak Ka

4 Island Tour with kids and a baby (from Ao Nang, Thailand)- Hong Island, Hong Lagoon, Koh Lao La Ding, Ko Pak Ka

There is always a reason to go to Thailand- we have learned that while spending almost 2 months there. Thailand is beautiful, mesmerizing, has a lot to offer- there is something for everybody- it has the sea, mountains, lots of islands and lots of national READ MORE

Various ways of Worldschooling

Various ways of Worldschooling

Worldschooling is an educational approach that involves learning through travel and real-world experiences, allowing individuals to gain knowledge and skills by exploring different cultures, environments, and communities. When we started our worldschooling journey – we had no idea that it was called like that or that were various ways of worldschooling. As we get to know this way of living for almost 3 years now- I would like to share te knowledge about worldschooling that I learned. This time I am sharing VARIOUS WAYS o how families can worldschool.

Here they are:

  1. Travel-based Learning:
    • Family Travel: Families may travel together, visiting different countries and experiencing diverse cultures, languages, and histories (I met families that actually do a month of travel and then go back home, or do 2 months of travel per year. I also met families where one of the parent is traveling with children while other is working at home because of the job specific location).
    • Road Trips: Traveling by road allows for a more flexible and immersive experience, with opportunities to explore various destinations along the way. We did 8 months of orad tripping in Mexico , Guatemala and Belize- it was fantastic to say the least. We had the freedom to visit what we wanted, for how long we wanted and could change the plans if we decided to. We also did a month in Thailand with a car – game changer. We had so many adventures, that we would not have been able to do if we had not been doing road tripping. We also had a car fro a month in Sri Lanka and we loved the freedom to have our own wheels.

2. Cultural Immersion:

  • Homestays: Living with local families can provide deep insights into the culture, language, and daily life of a particular region. We lived in Mexico for almost a year when we were expecting our third baby (yes, our daughter was born in Mexico), and while it was not homesteading, but we lived in a community of local Mexican people. We interacted with them on a daily basis and our kids had a great way of learning the language, play sports with locals and learn their way of living.
  • Language Learning: Immersing oneself in a new language environment is a powerful way to become fluent in a language.

3. Volunteering:

  • Service Projects: Engaging in volunteer work helps learners understand global issues, develop empathy, and contribute positively to communities.

4. Online Education:

  • Virtual Classes: Utilizing online platforms and resources allows individuals to continue their formal education while traveling.
  • Educational Apps and Platforms: Using educational apps and platforms for self-directed learning.

5. Experiential Learning:

  • Hands-on Activities: Engaging in activities such as cooking, art, music, and sports in different locations.
  • Field Trips: Exploring historical sites, museums, and natural landmarks as part of the learning experience.

6. Worldschooling Communities:

  • Connect with Other Worldschoolers: Joining or forming communities of like-minded individuals allows for shared experiences, resources, and support. We had that pleasure in Mexico and we did it quite often and it was fantastic experience.

7. Project-Based Learning:

  • Real-World Projects: Tackling projects that require research, problem-solving, and collaboration while incorporating elements of the local culture.

8. Internships and Apprenticeships:

  • Work Experience: Gaining practical skills and insights by participating in internships or apprenticeships relevant to one’s interests.

9. Culinary Exploration:

  • Cooking Classes: Learning about local cuisines and food preparation techniques in different parts of the world. This is a wonderful hands on skill learning experience that should be done while worldschooling.

10. Nature and Outdoor Education:

  • Outdoor Adventures: Learning about ecosystems, biodiversity, and sustainability through activities like hiking, camping, and wildlife observation.

11. History and Cultural Studies:

  • Visiting Historical Sites: Exploring historical landmarks, ancient ruins, and museums to deepen understanding of world history. This can also be done while worldschooling in different countries. we did it in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize,Sri Lanka and Thailand so far.

12. Financial Literacy:

  • Budgeting and Currency Exchange: Learning about managing finances and understanding different currencies in various countries. My kids love learning about the currencies of different countries and how much they are worth compared to a US dollar or Euro. Great way to build foundation about finances.

Worldschooling is highly flexible, and families may combine several of these approaches to create a personalized and holistic learning experience. I know we did it in many different ways. I have noticed that to us traveling in different countries mean a different learning experience in each and every one of them. Not only for our children, but also to us, adults. We learn so many things and skills and we are forever grateful for all opportunities of travel that come our way.

8 Epic things to do with your Kids in Pai, Thailand

8 Epic things to do with your Kids in Pai, Thailand

We spent almost 2 months in Thailand. When we were just chilling in Ao Nang, we met other homeschooling families and heard about Pai, a small village in the Northern Thailand. We were told that it is wonderful, so we decided, that if we have READ MORE

Advantages of Worldschooling

Advantages of Worldschooling

We have been worldschooling for almost three years now and are in love with it. We can have also the freedom to adjust, change, upgrade, downgrade – this is the beauty of WORLDSCHOOLING! Within a year we already new what was working for us and READ MORE

What is Worldschooling?

What is Worldschooling?

As we are approaching 3 year anniversary of full time travel, only now I can fully understand what is worldschooling. I have met with a lot of families that are doing worldschooling, may it be full time traveling with their little ones or taking a gap year to travel, or even just a month or two a year.

Here I will try to break it down what worldschooling is.


Worldschooling is an educational approach where learning takes place through real-world experiences and travel, rather than in a traditional classroom setting. It involves exploring different countries, cultures, and environments to provide a more holistic and hands-on learning experience. We (worldschooling families) often believe that exposure to diverse cultures, languages, and situations enhances a child’s education, fostering a broader perspective and a deeper understanding of the world. This approach can involve a combination of formal education, self-directed learning, and immersive experiences in various locations around the globe. Worldschooling is typically associated with families who prioritize experiential learning and seek to break away from conventional educational norms.

Worldschooling can take various forms, and families often customize their approach based on their preferences, resources, and the needs of their children. Here are different ways to worldschool:

  1. Full-Time Travel: Families may choose to travel continuously, moving from one location to another, experiencing different cultures, and integrating learning opportunities into the travel experience.
  2. Educational Tourism: Periodic extended trips focused on educational experiences, such as visiting historical sites, museums, and participating in local activities.
  3. Expat Living: Immersing in a foreign culture by living as expatriates in a particular country, allowing for a more extended and in-depth understanding of the local way of life.
  4. Cultural Exchanges: Participating in cultural exchange programs or staying with host families to gain a deeper understanding of the local community.
  5. Online Learning Platforms: Utilizing online educational resources and platforms to facilitate learning while on the move, enabling children to engage in formal coursework or self-directed learning.
  6. Unschooling: Embracing a child-led learning approach where education is driven by the child’s interests and curiosity, with little to no structured curriculum.
  7. Local School Integration: Enrolling children in local schools in different countries to experience the education system and culture firsthand.
  8. Volunteer Work: Involving children in volunteer projects or community service activities, providing hands-on learning experiences and a sense of social responsibility.
  9. Language Immersion Programs: Participating in language immersion programs or language schools to enhance language skills by learning and practicing in a native-speaking environment.
  10. Internships and Apprenticeships: Arranging internships or apprenticeships for older children to gain practical skills and insights in various fields.
  11. Boat or RV Living: Families may choose to live on a boat or in a recreational vehicle, traveling and learning while exploring different regions or countries.
  12. Culinary Exploration: Learning about different cuisines and culinary traditions by experiencing local food markets, cooking classes, and tasting regional dishes.
  13. Nature and Outdoor Learning: Exploring natural environments, engaging in outdoor activities, and learning about ecology and environmental science firsthand.

It’s essential for families to find a worldschooling approach that aligns with their goals, values, and the needs of their children. Flexibility, adaptability, and a willingness to embrace diverse learning opportunities are key elements of successful worldschooling experiences.

Worldscooling is a superb way for children to evolve (and as every child is different therefore worldschooling bring different things to the table for everyone) as worldschooling provides various benefits for children of all ages. Here are a few:

  1. Cultural Awareness and Global Perspective:
    • Exposure to different cultures, languages, and customs fosters a deep understanding and appreciation for diversity.
    • Developing a global perspective helps children see the interconnectedness of the world and encourages tolerance and open-mindedness.
  2. Adaptability and Resilience:
    • Living in different environments and facing new challenges builds adaptability and resilience.
    • Children learn to navigate unfamiliar situations, adapt to varying cultural norms, and develop problem-solving skills.
  3. Hands-On Learning:
    • Worldschooling emphasizes experiential learning, allowing children to learn through real-world experiences.
    • Visiting historical sites, museums, and engaging in local activities provides a hands-on approach to education, making learning more memorable and practical.
  4. Language Acquisition:
    • Exposure to different languages in their natural context facilitates language acquisition.
    • Children may become more fluent in multiple languages, enhancing their communication skills and broadening their linguistic abilities.
  5. Holistic Education and Life Skills:
    • Worldschooling often goes beyond traditional academic subjects, incorporating life skills and practical knowledge.
    • Children learn about budgeting, navigating public transportation, cultural etiquette, and other valuable life skills through daily experiences.

Parental involvement and support are crucial for maximizing the positive impact of worldschooling on children’s development. We have noticed this with our children and it gave us a new way as a family – we evolved TOGETHER and keep expanding and learning new things, skills and of course- learning about ourselves, how our relationships align or need work. It has been more than educational to say the least.

We hope more and more families see this way of living as a possibility and maybe, just maybe, more and more of them actually try it out. Much love. Forever grateful!