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?
Costs are US$140/family including grandparents and other special adults. We offer discounts for early bird ticket purchases and families in need.
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. It's such a treat to have a full week's schedule thoughtfully planned without any effort on your part!
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. Itineraries are flexible; there's no pressure to attend the full schedule... 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. All our hosts are worldschoolers, too, and they're just as excited to be part of this as you are! Hosts help keep the group together, coordinate activities, answer questions, and smooth out any travel issues that may arise.
We want our attendees to converse, collaborate, and glean information from each other. To keep you connected, each pop-up has private communication groups for chatting, finding the group, schedule reminders, and photo /video sharing.
But here's the best part: you're guaranteed to meet other worldschoolers. Peers for the kids, confidants for the adults... we want you to make forever friends at our events! Our number one goal is to help you meet other worldschoolers and build your social circle so you have friends around the globe.
Ultimately, your family can plug into community and explore the planet with other amazing worldschoolers!
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. Occasionally we're able to coordinate group ticket rates as well.
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 for every budget.
Meet & Greet at the farmer's market, arboretum, nature preserve, or city park
Swim at the beach / pool / cenote / hot spring
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
Sample the local food truck fare
Stroll the botanical gardens
Learn about a local business
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)
Volunteer for a beach clean-up
Enjoy the local festival, celebration, or art walk