Tsh Oxenreider on slow travel and why you’re never really ready – SHP029

Tsh Oxenreider talks slow travel and why you're never really ready - SHP029

Travel has been a part of my life for a really long time. Childhood summers were road trips up the coast, caravan parks, campgrounds, sunscreen, mozzie repellent and bodysurfing.

Then, when Ben and I graduated uni we set off on a year-long trip around the world. We travelled through the States, Canada, Europe and SE Asia before coming home and pretending to be adults for a while. But the itchy feet never went away and we still love travel – any way we can get it.

That’s why this week’s episode was such a joy to me, because I get to talk all things travel with Tsh Oxenreider, who has just returned home after a year-long round the world trip with her husband and 3 kids.

We chat about the different types of long-term travel – both slow travel and ‘hurry up and see all the sights’ travel – as well as how to make it work with a family. We look at packing, toys and the things that surprised her most about being on the road for such a long time, and we also talk about the different parenting styles they encountered along the way.

Honestly, this episode gave Ben and I a big dose of itchy feet, so be warned that you may just find yourself perusing airline deals later today. (Not that we did anything of the sort, of course. Ahem.)



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In This Episode You’ll Hear About:

    • The reasons behind Tsh and Kyle’s big trip
    • How long it took them to prepare for a year-long round the world trip
    • Western cultures, our abundance of choice and how that differs in other societies
    • The loss of paper maps and why travelling without a phone is more fun
  • Why Tsh believes you’re never going to be ready for a trip like this – instead just plan, prepare and jump!

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5 Responses to Tsh Oxenreider on slow travel and why you’re never really ready – SHP029

  1. Hi Brooke. Loved today’s podcast.

    One question I had for Tish, but perhaps you can answer it too, is what you do with schooling your kids when you travel for extended periods?

    My husband and I’ve talked about spending 6 months abroad sometime in the next couple of years. But our eldest boy will likely be in year 1 or 2 by then. I’ve been thinking of looking into home schooling…

    Anyway, thought you might have some insights to share,


  2. Hi Brooke – I love the podcast. Thanks so much for your efforts. In future episodes, I hope that your focus shifts a bit away from kids and parenthood more toward the basic principles of the podcast: slow and simple living.