Image by zhang kaiyv

Welcome to our Pop-Ups

Where the Event is the Experience

It's a choose-your-own-adventure soiree to connect with others and celebrate our worldschooling lifestyles.

But how exactly do they work?

What does the fee cover?

What do I arrange on my own?

What does a typical itinerary look like?

IMG_4189.JPEG

What's Included?

Costs are US$100/family, regardless of the number of children or grandparents. There are discounts for early birds and solo parents.

 

Fees include a week-long itinerary and daily schedule. The activities cover diverse local offerings ranging from nature to history to food and art and culture. The itinerary is flexible; there's no pressure to attend the full schedule.

 

We arrange 1-3 activities per day to explore the local area, as well as provide the time and space to connect with other worldschoolers. Plus, the group can make spontaneous additions such as a pick-up Frisbee game, a bonfire, or a stop at a coffee shop!

Your fees also cover the cost of having a friendly host on the ground. Hosts are part of the worldschooling community and are available to coordinate group activities, answer questions, and help smooth out any travel issues that may arise.
 

Last but not least, you're guaranteed to meet other worldschoolers. We want you to converse, connect, and collaborate...we want you to glean information from each other. Therefore we provide a secure, private messaging group for attendees to utilize during the pop-up. 

Ultimately, you and your kids will explore the planet with other amazing worldschoolers! 

Image by Thom Reijnders

What Do I Arrange?

Families coordinate their own transport, accommodation and meals. Our pop-ups intentionally exclude these items so no one is priced out of an event due to the expense of all-inclusive plans. This gives flexibility to arrange travel for a shorter or longer period that overlaps the pop-up week and allows each family to stay within their budget.

 

Suggestions are provided for local neighborhoods and RV/campgrounds for those who prefer to be located near other attendees. If your family needs assistance in coordinating details, please reach out. We will find a mentor for you!

Note: Though our itineraries are built upon on free or low-cost activities, some destinations include options with day-use or entrance fees. Families are responsible for those fees but will be well aware of any extra costs ahead of time. We coordinate group ticket rates whenever possible. 

Want some help with finding accommodation? Click the button below for a rundown of lodging options. The linked article has fantastic ideas for newbies and seasoned travelers. 

Also, do not overlook a certain type of lodging because you're with a family. Sometimes you find a local family that loves to host worldschoolers. Some hostels offer private family dorm rooms. There are plenty of creative accommodation solutions. 

Image by Thom Reijnders
IMG_4713.JPEG

Sample Activities

  • Meet & Greet at the farmer's market, arboretum, nature preserve, or city park

  • Swim at the beach / pool / cenote

  • Attend local cultural demonstration (regional cuisine, traditional craft, music & dance presentation, etc)

  • Enjoy the street buskers at the plaza

  • Explore the museum on their free day

  • Try the local food trucks

  • Stroll the botanical gardens

  • Participate in local classes

  • Relax with a sunset campfire

  • Tour the local farm

  • Listen to the free concert in the park

  • Take a day trip - visit an interesting destination up to 1.5 hours away (nature preserve, historic home, ancient ruins, UNESCO World Heritage site, etc)

  • Socialize with a "teen's afternoon out" followed by a "teen babysit" while the adults enjoy a happy hour

  • Volunteer for a beach clean-up

  • Enjoy the local festival, celebration, or art walk

Sample Itineraries