Read to find out more about your GoWorldschool hosts. See if you can guess which one is the biggest horror movie fan & who is afraid of sharks!
If you're going to consider adventuring with us or more importantly, sending your children off on one of our trips, you'll probably want to know a little more about who we are as a family. In a nutshell, we're an edgy, neurodiverse family from Ontario, Canada who share a passion for travel and freedom. With one already out of the nest and inspired by our middle son's strong intolerance for an outdated public school system, we decided to pack it in and hit the road back in 2011. Tristan helped me realize that average just isn't who we are and so the journey began. The outcome of our decision to slow travel was life changing. The kids learned things that aren't easily taught in a classroom. (For example what 24 hrs without access to clean drinking water feels like.) We also learned that classroom material isn't always relevant in life and that balance is a wonderful thing. This is why we want to share our lifestyle with you. When you adventure with us you'll return home with a fresh spark, a little wiser and more inquisitive. You'll also bring with you the best souvenir imaginable, a brand new perspective of the world and it's inhabitants.
17 going on 37. Intelligent, divergent and highly enlightened, this young anarcho-capitalist is on a different level than most. Tristan is currently mastering the art of metal guitar in between rounds of COD, science videos and investing. One thing he does have in common with boys his age is a love of motorcycles, he's counting down the days until he has that M1 and can hit the road! He's also into the concept of tiny homes and would like to challenge himself to build one in the near future.
Solo mom since 2005, divergent since birth and 100% dedicated to her family and the pursuit of individual happiness for all. Mandy loves co-creating in this fantastic universe with her kids and all the amazing people they meet along their journey. She's a huge proponent of spontaneous fun and adventure and has a low tolerance for arbitrary rules and rigid structure. Highly anxious when it comes to safety, she spends most of her time performing audible risk assessments (much to the embarrassment of her offspring.)
Evan is a slightly shy but otherwise typical 15 year old who makes friends easily and loves swimming, biking and hanging out. Back home her most recent obsession is equestrian riding lessons. (Could have something to do with a cute little pony named Sunny.) Evan is known to friends and family as "Ellie-Mae" due to her propensity for attracting stray critters. She has rescued, fostered and volunteered for various animal shelters and plans to lead a rescue team of her own one day.