A New Year and a New Country – The United Kingdom

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Our Global Adventure began with just one destination in mind over two years ago, The United Kingdom. We knew that we wanted a change of lifestyle and a change of scenery, to be able to spend more time together as a family. After particularly bad days at work we’d come home and joke “Let’s just sell it all and move to Scotland”.

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An Open Letter to all the Students I Ever Taught

To all the students that I ever taught,

Let me start by saying what a privilege it was to have been your teacher within your first few years of starting school. Being an Early Childhood Teacher has many perks, and for me, the best was teaching a student like you, who was always looking for new lessons to learn. Young kids are great like that, they want to know and do everything like great explorers. Continue reading

Slow Travel Vs Quick Trips

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“Where are you going?”

People are curious about the travel that we plan to do with our children, and it’s an obvious question, yet we hesitate with the answer. Yup, you read right. We are selling our house, it’s entire contents, our cars and quitting our jobs and school for the kids, but we don’t know where we are going, not exactly anyway 🙂

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What is Unschooling?

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Homeschooling. Worldschooling. Unschooling. I think I have used all of these terms interchangeably here on Our Global Adventure. In my own head though, and the one that I am hoping will work out the ‘best fit’ for our family is Unschooling (To all my teaching friends who read this, I just felt you shudder 🙂  ).  If you read my last post, you will know that last year our kids were attending a very nice private school which we handpicked ourselves from the selection in our area when our oldest was just a baby. So what is Unschooling and why have we made such a HUGE change in our plans for how our children learn? Continue reading

Have Kids – Must Educate

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As many of you will know already, I was a school teacher. I am still a teacher, my Degree says I’ll always be one, but these days I prefer to think of my self as a “World Education Facilitator’, but that’s a bit of a mouthful though right? Until Simon and I decided to live differently and travel with our children, I’m not sure if I would have dived into being my own children’s teacher, but we were certainly looking for a change. Continue reading

The Road Traveled So Far and Looking Forward in 2014

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We’re the Nitschke Family. You can learn more about us here. If you’ve been following along, you will already know that we currently live in Adelaide, in South Australia, but we hope to soon become citizens of Planet Earth. Sounds pretty cool doesn’t it? No, we’re not Superheroes, just an ordinary family who have had enough of the rat race. We are tired of being consumers, and we believe that there is a whole world of amazing lessons for our children outside of the classroom. We want to be their teachers now, and our lessons will include… Continue reading

Our Travel History – Great Britain

Tower Bridge, London UK

Tower Bridge, London UK

When I was in my 3rd year of University (1997), studying to be a teacher, job offerings here in my home city Adelaide were scant to say the least. I had one more year to go, and the Lecturers made no secret of the fact that our best chances for employment after graduation were in remote country locations or overseas. At that time, I had also been dating Simon for about two years. I am extremely lucky to hold dual passports for Australia and the United Kingdom (thanks Mum!) so plans to travel to England went from “Considering travel one day” to “I’m going!” Continue reading