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Stranger in a Strange Land Newsletter: December 2012

So, I wrote my first newsletter in years in December 2012. It was about realizing I didn’t want to lead travel tours or speak on unschooling; how I felt lost and angry not knowing what to do; and why the year 2012 may have been the best year of my life (even though I didn’t […]

Recap of Worldschool Travel Tour: Japan in Summer 2010

Worldschool Travel Tour: Japan in Summer, 2010 was a great success! We stayed all three weeks in Kyoto and took day trips to Tokyo, Nara, Osaka, and Hiroshima. This trip there were three teenagers, all girls, ages sixteen to eighteen in the group. We went to beautiful temples, interesting artistic shops, lots of great restaurants, […]

Worldschool Travel Tour: Japan in Summer 2010 Itinerary

Believe me when I say, many of the best travel experiences are unplanned and unexpected. Nevertheless, I hope this itinerary will help people imagine the experience of going on Worldschool Travel Tour: Japan in Summer 2010 and will help give us a basis for our 3 week trip. These days are full of beautiful, new, and […]

Worldschool Travel Tour: Overview of Japan in Autumn 2009 and More About Summer 2010 Tour

My newsletter all about the Worldschool Travel Tour: Japan in Autumn 2009 with six homeschooling/unschooling young adults. Plus, info about the upcoming Japan tour in summer 2010 (see the itinerary for that trip): including a chance for a parent-child pair to attend the tour! Also, announcement of a tour to Europe in 2011. Stranger in a […]

Fushimi Inari Taishai – The Shinto Shrine for Foxes and Business

I’m finally doing another post from the Worldschool Travel Tour: Japan in Autumn 2009! This is from a Shinto shrine near Kyoto called Fushimi Inari Taisha. It’s famous for its many orange gates and is the number one shrine in Japan for the Inari “kami” (god) which rules rice, fertility, foxes, and business. We started […]

Short video: Cool machine makes traditional sweets in Kyoto market

While exploring Kyoto on the Worldschool Travel Tour: Japan in Autumn 2009 I took this short vid: a cool machine makes traditional Japanese sweets. Then I panned out to give a view of the hallway market, or shoutengai, with locals and the homeschoolers/unschoolers from the tour! This is actually the first video I’ve ever posted […]

Back Home from Worldschool Travel Tour: Japan in Autumn 2009

Hey everyone, I’m finally back home and posting again after Worldschool Travel Tour: Japan in Autumn 2009. Six unschooling/homeschool teens and young adults and I spent three weeks exploring the Land of the Rising Sun. Here I’ll start with the last photo from the trip just after we cleared customs in LAX: I got about […]

First Kyoto temple: Ginkakuji – “The Silver Temple”

It’s been an exciting week for us seven unschoolers/homeschoolers in Japan! We’ve been to many places but now I’ll post photos from the first temple we went to in Kyoto: Ginkakuji – “The Silver Temple“. Above the famous sand sculptures the maple leaves are just starting to turn bright red. The colors of the leaves […]

Mikuni, Osaka, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, and Harajuku, Tokyo

We had a pretty busy weekend on the Worldschool Travel Tour with us seven unschooling young adults: we went to my old little neighborhood of Mikuni, Osaka and to Kawaramachi the bustling center of Kyoto on Saturday. On Sunday we went to Harajuku, Tokyo which is famous for its “cosplay”: people who show off amazing […]

Tokyo to Kyoto: First Few Days of Worldschool Travel Tour: Japan 2009

Our first three nights of the Worldschool Travel Tour: Japan in Autumn 2009 took us around Tokyo to Ahkihabara Electric Town, Shinjuku,  Asakusa and Kaminarimon Gate, and now Kyoto. Seven unschooling/homeschooling world travelers with our own old Japanese style apartment in the center of the cultural center of Japan! Now for some photos! Most of these […]