Dreaming: Round The World Travel

Nearly two years ago I talked about wanting to provide a “creative, innovative, GLOBAL education” for my children.  Our trip to China for 10 weeks last year was just a beginning.  Though we have not traveled much (except for local) since that trip, we do have plans for some amazing adventures in the near future.

On that note, I have been reading several RTW or “round the world” adventure blogs, created by families who are doing just that…traveling around the world!  Today, while reading, I found a gold mine of book titles, and if you know me, I’ll be reading them all shortly.  I wanted to share them here for my adventure loving friends! (Click on the image to visit Amazon dot com!)







This book stands out to me because it uses travel to help children appreciate literature! That makes it the first book that I want to read!  Here is a list of the books and sites from the book:

  • The Adventures of Pinocchio, Tuscany, Italy
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Hannibal, Missouri and environs
  • And Now Miguel, Taos, New Mexico
  • Anne of Green Gables, Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • A Bear Called Paddington, London, England
  • The Black Stallion, Belmont Park, Long Island, New York
  • Brighty of the Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
  • Child of the Owl, San Francisco, California
  • Eloise, New York City, New York
  • From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York
  • Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates, Haarlem Amsterdam and environs
  • Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone, London, Windsor and Durham, England
  • Heidi, Graubunden, Switzerland
  • Hill of Fire, Paracutin Volcano, Michoacan, Mexico
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins, Channel Islands National Park, Ventura, California
  • Kidnapped, Isle of Mull, Scotland
  • Linnea in Monet’s Garden, Paris and Giverny, France  (One of our favorites and reminds me of this post!)
  • Little House on the Prairie, De Smet, South Dakota
  • The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge, New York City
  • Little Women, Concord, Massachusetts
  • Madeline, Paris, France
  • Make Way for Ducklings, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Maybelle the Cable Car, San Francisco, California
  • Paddle-to-the-Sea, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
  • The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Hamelin, Germany
  • Ramona Quimby, Age 8, Portland, Oregon
  • Song of the Swallows, San Juan Capistrano, California
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Lake District, England
  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Yolonda’s Genius, Chicago, Illinois

(I’m sure I could add to this list!)


This one is second on my list.   I chose this book because the author hits on a key concept in the title alone, “leaving it all behind!”  For those of you who are constantly asking “how we can afford to do this,”  this is the key!  You see, most of the people who trave RTW have chosen a different lifestyle to make their dreams come true!  It is simply, simplicity!  People who choose to “travel, learn, adventure” are, as this author states, “leaving it all behind!”  For most it means selling businesses, homes and all the years and years of accumulated STUFF!

And of course, this one!  I love being frugal!   I love travel!  And, I love education!  So, how could I go wrong with this one?

List of RTW families (I do not read them all.)


1 Response

  1. Verena B says:

    Thank you so much!! Our (home schooling) family is preparing to move to China later this year, and I look forward to delving into these resources.