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Old 04-08-2019, 06:43 AM
 
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A 3 yr old daughter and a 3 month old boy will derive no pleasure out of this plan to extensively travel..
You don't know that. Check out the YouTube family that I posted above. Their oldest was 2 years old when the family embarked on their journeys. The middle child wasn't even a year old. The baby was conceived abroad and has traveled his entire life. They are as happy as can be!

I think it's an incredible gift to give these children. These kids have seen and experienced more in 4 years than most anyone will experience in their entire lifetime.
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Old 04-08-2019, 07:16 AM
 
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You don't know that. Check out the YouTube family that I posted above. Their oldest was 2 years old when the family embarked on their journeys. The middle child wasn't even a year old. The baby was conceived abroad and has traveled his entire life. They are as happy as can be!
BS!
IMO, Itís all fake, shallow and show off in front of the camera.

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I think it's an incredible gift to give these children. These kids have seen and experienced more in 4 years than most anyone will experience in their entire lifetime.
More opinionated crap.
Small kids have no value for travel.
Sight seeing is not their thing.

There is a proper time for many things. Travel and sight seeing is one of them.
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Old 04-08-2019, 07:32 AM
 
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BS!
IMO, Itís all fake, shallow and show off in front of the camera.
Children don't fake happiness.

It's not just about sightseeing. It's about being exposed to different ways of life and cultures.

But you're going to believe what you want to believe. I'm not going continue to try and change your mind. Have a nice day.
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Old 04-08-2019, 07:48 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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For the children it is best when the parents move around when they are young and in elementary school. Once a child becomes a teenager they want to hang out with friends that they already know as it is much more difficult to be the new kid once one's hits high school.
or... you can totally avoid the 'peer-nightmare' of Jr and Sr High school. Fortunately, not all of the world has these age segregated 'teen' barriers. Travel and different cultures can keep teens adequately engaged and they will find plenty of friends of various ages. Likely to find 'quality' relationships, more valuable to their maturity than peer age friends. ( herd mentality)

Kids are very resilient, but I will suggest it is much easier on the caregivers when kids are old enough to dress and tend to themselves, and carry their gear.

This type of trip can be done in phases, and nomadic (moving daily) may come later.
Many regions would be affordable for a FT caregiver / housekeeper to help with the young kids, and actually avail more freedom.
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Old 04-08-2019, 08:07 AM
 
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This is very selfish. Clearly you guys are only thinking of yourselves and not what is best for your children. Children deserve stability, a home, toys, yard to run around in, friends etc etc … as well as a previous poster stated, they need a lot of rest. What would you be doing for schooling?


I don't think this type of environment is healthy for growing children.
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Old 04-08-2019, 08:52 AM
 
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This is very selfish. Clearly you guys are only thinking of yourselves and not what is best for your children. Children deserve stability, a home, toys, yard to run around in, friends etc etc Ö as well as a previous poster stated, they need a lot of rest. What would you be doing for schooling?


I don't think this type of environment is healthy for growing children.

Meh. I have friends who spent a bunch of years living on their 71 foot ketch with their two daughters. They earned a good living from their naturalist-oriented charter business and sailed all over the world. He used to be a university prof and they home schooled for quite a few years.
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Old 04-08-2019, 09:28 AM
 
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Meh. I have friends who spent a bunch of years living on their 71 foot ketch with their two daughters. They earned a good living from their naturalist-oriented charter business and sailed all over the world. He used to be a university prof and they home schooled for quite a few years.
Still selfish. This family needs to put the kids first before themselves. I love traveling too and I don't have kids for that reason, b/c it wouldn't be fair for them to bring them up with that kind of life.
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Old 04-08-2019, 12:08 PM
 
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Take care and have fun.
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Old 04-08-2019, 01:00 PM
 
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You don't know that. Check out the YouTube family that I posted above. Their oldest was 2 years old when the family embarked on their journeys. The middle child wasn't even a year old. The baby was conceived abroad and has traveled his entire life. They are as happy as can be!

I think it's an incredible gift to give these children. These kids have seen and experienced more in 4 years than most anyone will experience in their entire lifetime.
They don't appreciate or understand travel @ that age so no it's not an incredible gift.
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Old 04-08-2019, 01:12 PM
 
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They don't appreciate or understand travel @ that age so no it's not an incredible gift.
Obviously I disagree. But there's no point in debating it.
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