If you thought that digital nomad life was a walk in the park, try doing it with children in tow. You’d be surprised just how many people are doing exactly that now and today we bring you the top 5 digital nomad families from across the world.
They’re not just working and traveling but they’re raising their children on the road too.
Now, there’s no excuse for you not to book your ticket and get moving with your own plans.
A Mum, a Dad, and 3 amazing boys dropped out of the American rat race seven years ago in search of a more fulfilling lifestyle. After simplifying their life and selling their crap, they spent a few years exploring Central America before heading to Southeast Asia.
Traveling and living with kids in exotic locations, home-schooling the three boys, and working as digital nomads has taught many life lessons. They are on a mission to continue to share their experiences to encourage others to attempt a life of forever adventure.
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Kobi, Gabi, Dahnya, Orazi, and Solai are the 5 members of The Nomadic Family. They’re all originally from Jerusalem in Israel and it was Kobi’s (dad’s) dream to see the world but Gabi (mum) says that she’s a free-spirit and that she was as inspired by the idea too. They say that life as a family on the road is, “Messy, ugly, colourful, very noisy; sometimes quiet, painful, enlightening, bittersweet, often divine and peaceful.”
Typical posts include this one on “The Non-Christmas Revelations of an Un-Traveler-Nomadic World Travel at Home.”
Digital Nomad With Kids is a family project run by Nanouk (mum), Joost (dad) and their young children Roan and Evi. They say their mission is to help other families break into the digital nomad lifestyle because they love it so much and have found that there are many other families who’d like to get started in the life, they just don’t know how to do so.
They left home, the Netherlands, back in 2015 and have been gone ever since. They travel slowly as a family and they live an RV to give themselves the continuity of “a home” while they travel. A good post to get going with their blog is “5 eye opening moments of a newbie digital nomad with kids.”
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Where’s Sharon claims to be the most popular family travel blog online. We don’t know if that’s true but what we do know is that their blog is without a doubt one of the most resourceful blogs we’ve ever seen by anyone.
There’s a ton of country specific information on working and traveling with your family in every country they’ve visited as a family – and it’s a lot of countries. Sharon and her family are from Australia and they’ve lived and worked all over Asia and Europe as well as Australasia. Looking to the future Sharon and family are expecting to spend time in the Americas as well as Africa!
Sharon and her husband Joshua are accompanied by their three children every time that they go anywhere. Their posts are full of useful information like this one, “Complete Guide to the Top 20 Things to do in Phuket with Kids.”
A Mum and a son left their home in 2009 for a one year trip. Now on their eighth year of travel, 25 countries and many personal changes later, Lainie & Miro continue to travel at a slow pace, They enjoy living a possession-free-lifestyle, volunteering and learning about the world.
Often you will hear Lainie say “we are blessed to be accidental in-schoolers” and has become and an advocate for “life learning” at any age. Lainie & Miro describe their greatest accomplishment as the ability to participate in the world without fear.
They’ve even paired up and spoke at a TedX event: http://www.raisingmiro.com/about/
So there you have it, 5 nomadic digital families, who have embraced the challenges of working and traveling as digital nomads and are living up to that challenge with their families.
Who knows, if you take the first steps with your family today, we could be reading about you in a year’s time?
Also, check out our pick of the 5 Best Digital Nomad YouTube Vloggers around the world for some more inspiration!