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Worldschool Pop-Ups

Welcome

...to a place of connection, camaraderie, exploration and encouragement

During our worldschooling ventures, we've crossed paths with numerous families living this non-traditional lifestyle... and honestly, there is nothing more refreshing than sharing time and experiences with you! 

Worldschoolers are unique:

  • We prioritize travel and experiential learning

  • We live and learn outside of the box

  • We're willing to step out of our comfort zone 

Others may call us fearless, courageous, inspirational, crazy or even foolish...but all we know is we are unequivocally drawn to travel. However, a life of wanderlust is not without its challenges.

 

Sometimes we hit a rut; sometimes it gets lonely; and sometimes we need reassurance and guidance from others who know what it's like to live unconventionally.

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Join our Mobile Communities

Though we are a resilient bunch, perfectly capable of traveling on our own...doesn't it sound wonderful to access a portable community designed for worldschoolers by worldschoolers?

Pop-ups are the perfect platform to connect with like-minded individuals while exploring the planet together. Our week-long, casual itineraries allow you to engage in local offerings, immerse in nature, and forge lasting friendships...ideal for those beginning their worldschool adventure as well as seasoned travelers!

Welcome home. 

What's a Pop-Up?

Our pop-ups are temporary, mobile, week-long gatherings designed to bring worldschoolers together to develop community and explore our planet. Pop-ups can happen at any location, at any time.

These get-togethers bring some expected experiences: visit the museum, swim at the beach, stroll the farmers' market... but also leave room for unexpected, spontaneous adventure.

 

Our flexible schedules allow the group to create impromptu adjustments as they desire. Maybe everyone wants a day to sleep in or a family game night or even a grand-finale-hair-dying-extravaganza...that's a shoutout to you Madison 2021 Pop-Up Crew!

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Sample of Upcoming Pop-Ups

  • Denver, Colorado  |  July 2022
    Jul 09, 11:00 AM – Jul 16, 3:00 PM
    Denver, Denver, CO, USA
    A week-long gathering for traveling families to explore Denver, Colorado. We plan to visit the Hammond's Candy Factory, Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge, the Capitol Building, hike at Red Rocks Park and more!
  • Madison, Wisconsin | August 2022
    Aug 13, 11:00 AM – Aug 20, 11:00 AM
    Madison, Madison, WI, USA
    A week-long gathering for traveling families to explore Madison. We plan to visit Henry Vilas zoo, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Chazen museum of art, the local farmers market and more!
  • Chicago, Illinois   |  Sept 2022
    Sep 03, 12:00 PM – Sep 10, 12:00 PM
    Chicago, 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602, USA
    A week-long gathering for traveling families to explore the Windy City. We've see fireworks at Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Lincoln Park Zoo, the Riverwalk & Lakefront Trails, Chicago's Jazz Festival, Cultural Center, & Botanic Garden... nature, history, festivals, culture... so much to explore!
  • New York City  |  September 2022
    Sep 24, 11:00 AM – Oct 01, 11:00 AM
    New York, Central Park West, New York, NY, USA
    A week-long gathering for traveling families to explore NYC - we can't hit it all in a week but our highlights include: Central Park, Grand Central Station, street food, FAO Schwarz and Harry Potter New York, ferry ride to Staten Island, plus museums and bridges and monuments...
  • Iceland Excursion  |  October, 2022
    Oct 05, 12:00 PM – Oct 14, 12:10 PM
    Iceland, Iceland
    Join us for a tour of Iceland -- expect to rent a car and stay in three separate areas: Akureyri (North), Borderyri (West), and Hella (South). Waterfalls, hot springs, thermal areas, geysers, amazing scenery, Lava Centre, and more!
  • London  |  November 2022
    Sat, Nov 05
    London
    Nov 05, 12:00 PM – Nov 13, 1:00 PM
    London, London, UK
    A week-long gathering for traveling families to explore London - we can't hit it all in a week but highlights include: Bonfire Night Fireworks, British Museum, Sky Garden Viewing Platform, Changing of the Guard, Street Performers, plus Museums and Bridges and Monuments and Cathedrals and more...
  • Oaxaca, Mexico   |  June 2022
    Sun, Jun 19
    Oaxaca de Juárez
    Jun 19, 12:00 PM – Jun 26, 12:00 PM
    Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico
    A week-long gathering for traveling families to explore Oaxaca City, the capital of the Mexican state of Oaxaca. This area is rich in history and culture and we'll explore archeological sites, botanical gardens, markets, the basilica, museums... and hang out at the Zocalo plaza.
 

Two Thumbs Up!

Something extraordinary happens when worldschoolers gather... it's hard to believe unless you've seen it with your own eyes.

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We are welcomed and strengthened in this unique mobile community. Because we all relate to the challenge of living an unconventional lifestyle, we allow ourselves to connect on deeper levels. 

  • Kids naturally play in multi-aged groups

  • Adults find a sounding board to hone their lifestyle strategies

  • Experiences are shared, respected, and valued

  • Families glean information from each other

  • Everyone belongs

Our past participants resonate with this welcoming, non-judgmental vibe. It really feels like you're meeting long-lost friends for the first time.

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Contact Us

Questions? Feedback? More ideas for us? Found a broken link? We'd love to hear about it! We will get back to you as soon as we can. ~The Carlsons

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