Long Term World Family Travel Tips with Lainie and Miro

Lainie and Miro, a single mom and son pair, have been traveling the world together for over 3 years now. 12 countries and many personal changes later, Lainie & Miro continue to slow travel around the globe, living an inspired possession-free-lifestyle, volunteering and learning naturally.  We asked these seasoned family travelers this one question to help you as you consider big travel goals as a family:


“Based on your experience, what are the top 5 tips you would give families as they consider the possibility of embarking on a long-term world travel family experience?”

Tip 1

Learn how to tap into your inspiration. It’s there, inside of each person, and it provides direction. Inspiration is what flows through you when you are living on purpose. Learning to talk about how inspiration feels as a family will bring your family closer together and help identify each person’s interests.

Tip 2

Learn how to identify your intuition. Just like inspiration, it’s there, inside of each one of us. It usually comes in the form of a gut feeling, and will serve as an inner guidance system keeping you and your family safe. Talk about intuition as a family as well, and encourage each person to share, if they get a “gut feeling” under any circumstance.

Tip 3

As a family research the area, city, country you are planning on visiting. Each family member can come up with what may interest them and giving each person a voice in the planning.

Tip 4

Don’t over plan. Please give you and your family time to enjoy where ever you are and the freedom to take unplanned trips, extend your stay, go left instead of right, or do exactly nothing. As your family become more comfortable in following their inspiration, inspiration may guide in unexpected ways. Having the freedom to make those decisions on the fly, in the moment, as a family is the true gift.

Tip 5

Always say yes to EVERYTHING! Try it as a family, you will be surprised as to how your life changes into a joyous experience of being present. Yes!!!

Thank you Lainie and Miro for sharing your insights with us!

Discover more about Miro & Lainie’s story at RaisingMiro.com. And check out their unschooling project in Peru based around the concept of a temporary learning community: Project Unschool Peru.



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Chris Badgett is the founder of the Unconventional Parents Community, Lifter LMS, Badgett Web Design and Organic Life Guru. He believes that a conscious approach to parenting and entrepreneurship will heal and change the world.

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  1. As a single mom, with a huge wish to take my work around the world, it is a gift to meet Lainie and Miro. When someone reflects infinite possibility to me, it inspires me to gently stretch in my own way. Thank you for this gift!

    • We’re also really inspired by Lainie and Miro’s story and have an intention for a similar long term slow travel journey. Their temporary learning community project in Peru sounds like such a wonderful experience.

  2. As a family that has been traveling the world non-stop for 7 plus years to 45 countries, on $23/day pp and into freedom, worldschooling , world peace and attachment parenting, I couldn’t agree more!

    I would also add learn a language or two ( reading and writing as well as speaking) as one can not really know a culture without knowing the language and literature. Learning it in childhood is one of the best free lunches on the planet and our daughter’s deep fluency in Mandarin and Spanish has enriched our travel and friendships immensely.

  3. Chris, thank you so much for featuring our insights. We are honored to share our experiences with you and your readers here.

    Joy, please let me know how we can support you. I have connected with single parents over the world who are inspired by our lives, and our greatest gift has been the wonderful people we’ve met along the way. If you need anything, please don’t hesitate to send us a note via our site or facebook. It’s our honore to create such a wonderful community. 😉

    Jeanne, what can I say? Language is important, and I’ve seen my now Spanish fluent son cross over many cultural boundaries because of his ability to speak the language.

    • You’re welcome Lainie. It’s been great to connect, and I look forward to following your adventures. Good luck with Project Unschool Peru!

  4. I had the pleasure of gettnig to know Annette just recently, and ohh my goodness did I learn some valuable lessons from her I will treasure them forever. One of the things I will always remember about her was how much she adored her husband. She gave the greatest advise for me And how much she loved her sisters! Her family! I will miss you Annette! You are a sweetheart, and I thank you for your love. You will be missed, but your legacy will live on forever in all the hearts you have touched. I feel it an honor to know you. Nichole Sorensen

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