Blue Waters

The Path to

Worldschool Pop-Ups

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!


Upcoming Events

  • Guanajuato, Mexico  |  Feb 2022 (pre-summit week)
    Feb 27, 11:00 AM – Mar 06, 4:00 PM
    Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
    A week-long gathering for traveling families to explore Guanajuato and surrounding area. We plan a visit to the Tanguis street fair, shopping at Mercado Hidalgo, exploring gardens, plazas, tunnels and alleys and a stop at the mummy museum.
  • Merida, Mexico | February 2022
    Feb 20, 12:00 PM – Feb 27, 4:00 PM
    Mérida, Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico
    A week-long gathering for traveling families to explore Merida and the surrounding area together. We've planned markets, a traditional Mayan ball game, biking the promenade, museums, archaeological sites, plus possibilities to visit the beach and cenotes and more.
  • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico   |  January 2022
    Sun, Jan 23
    Cabo San Lucas
    Jan 23, 9:00 AM PST – Jan 30, 1:00 PM PST
    Cabo San Lucas, Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mexico
    A week-long gathering for traveling families to explore Cabo San Lucas coastline together. We've planned a visit to the Estuary of San Jose del Cabo, the Museum of Natural History, plenty of beach time, strolling the markets, hiking Sierra de la Laguna, and hanging out in the town square.
  • Kona, Big Island Hawaii   |  December 2021
    Dec 05, 2021, 9:00 AM – Dec 12, 2021, 1:00 PM
    Kailua-Kona, Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
    A week-long gathering for worldschooling families to explore Kona coast together. We've planned lei-making, whale watching, hikes, visits to historical parks, observing dolphin training, and plenty of beach time!
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Welcome to the community...
you don't need to go it alone

Worldschoolers are unique -- we prioritize travel and experiential learning, we live and learn outside of the box, and we are more than 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. We love life on the road, but sometimes it gets lonely...sometimes we need more.

​All families need community, so why must we give that up while traveling?  We don't have to. Pop-ups are the perfect platform to connect with like-minded individuals while exploring the planet together. Our week-long, casual itineraries are designed to engage in local community offerings, immerse in nature, and forge lasting friendships...ideal for those beginning their worldschool adventure as well as seasoned travelers! Welcome home. 

Two Thumbs Up!

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

  • Kids naturally play in multi-aged groups 

  • Lifestyle experiences and strategies are freely shared

  • Thoughts and opinions are respected and valued

  • Everyone belongs


Individuals seamlessly connect on deeper levels because we all relate to the challenge of living an unconventional lifestyle.

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


Read more from our newfound friends:

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Contact Us

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