Family TravelDiving back into Family travel today — but for anyone listening who doesn’t have kids, or doesn’t see the family “obstacle” on the horizon, what I like about these conversations is that if you can realize that kids are just a mindset change, just like everything else, than you can get past any self-imposed barrier – you just have to change the thought.

Today I’m sitting down with Kathrin Spaccarelli, from Portland Oregon – PDX – who spent the past year with her family of 4, ever since September 2013, on a round the world trip.

Their route is in fact around the world, visiting 4 of the 7 continents – or 5, if you include the United States. And what I love about this is how she helps to crush the belief that travel – especially adventure – has to end with kids.


A quick preview:

  • How a trip to Japan in high school fostered a love of travel and new experience for Kathrin, that she carried into her marriage and, later, family.
  • Where they went what they did as a family.
  • The effect Kathrin has seen travel has had on her children.

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I’m a lifelong international traveler, the host of The Travelers podcast, and founder of Holocene, a framework and community for writing the story of your life using travel and creativity.