Epic Education Radio: Family Travel Podcast for parents who like Nomadic Matt, Rick Steves, Tim Ferriss & John Lee Dumas
About This Show
All about family travel, slow travel, gap year travel and living abroad with kids. Epic Education Radio is interviews, stories and strategies for people who travel with kids— and for those who plan to. Tune in each week to hear inspired family travelers discuss specific destinations and describe how they handle issues like education, money, accommodation, parenting, technology and more. We talk about the gear, websites, apps and other resources we use, and answer questions from those who have yet to hit the road. If family travel or living abroad is important to you, then this podcast is designed to make your journey better, cheaper and more meaningful.
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EER079: Living on a Sailboat with Kids — Cruising & Boatschooling
2 days ago
Like what you're hearing? Then please subscribe, rate & review Epic Education Radio. We would be extremely grateful! iTunes is a search engine as well, and so rating/reviewing Epic Education Radio the #1 way to help others find us. Thank you! ::::::::::::::::: Living on a sailboat with kids: what image does this conjure up for you? Caviar and crystal? Not so for most cruisers. Cruisers are not hobbyists. They have made a decision to make the boat their home. LIVING ON A SAILBOAT WITH KIDS Jamie and Behan Gifford have been doing just that: living on a sailboat with kids. Three kids, in fact. When many people hear about someone "living on a sailboat" or "living on a yacht," images of champagne and butlers some to mind. The reality is something else entirely, they explain. Living on a sailboat with kids has become the Gifford's life. Eight years in, they've crossed both the Pacific, the Indian and the Atlantic oceans, visiting dozens of countries along the way. We first met the Giffords in Malaysia in 2013. Three years since then, they've sailed to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, then onto Africa and back to the United States — their first time back in their home country in years. Behan and I have talked before about having kids who grow up outside of the country of their passports, and we return to that a little in this chat. Listen in as we talk about living under the poverty line (and living well), banking and money management, their favorite brands of sunscreen (they go through a gallon a year!), and other aspects of living on a sailboat with kids, including what it's like living away from supermarkets and the internet. IN THIS EPISODE 04:00 Intro & the difference between sailing & cruising 07:01 The word "yacht" at home and abroad 11:34 How they afford their lifestyle (and when the money ran out) 17:30 Life on the boat 22:30 Bank