It didn’t take long before arriving in Bolivia and unpacking our bags for that ominous feeling of homesickness to settle into my gut. It’s not easy uprooting your life and starting afresh on a different continent – even if only for a year.
We first landed in La Paz, Bolivia. It has the highest commercial airport in the world at about 13,000 feet (that’s a fact according to my 6th grade son – so it must be true). Bolivians have a word for altitude sickness: “Soroche”,
Our family gap year begins now. As I write this, we are already on our way. We quit our jobs, pulled the kids out of school, rented out our lovely house, and we are leaving behind all our worldly belongings in a couple of 5x7x8 foot containers.
If you follow this blog, you know I’m about to leave on a year-long “gap year” to South America with my wife and kids. At this point, there’s no turning back. I’ve quit my job, my wife shut down her home business,
I am a complete homeschool nubie. I’ve never been anywhere near it before. But, the more I look into it, the more it seems like an awesome opportunity for me and my kids. There are so many resources available these days,
When we tell people we are going on a Family Gap Year to South America, one question they often ask is “what will we do about health insurance?” The better question is “what kind of health care will you have,