Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Ultimate Worldschooling Checklist, 34 awesome ideas!

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Are you planning a Worldschooling adventure? 

If you are thinking of going on the road with your family, this list is for you. 

If you are a stay at home Worldschooling family some of these things can also be of use if you take short trips in the area or even camping!

Yes, it's full of affiliate links because us Worldschoolers have to invent new ways of funding our crazy lifestyles right? Thanks in advance if you do click through and purchase any of the great items I chose for "Your Worldschooling Checklist".

You can also download the list by subscribing to our mailing list, I promise you will never get spam, just cool stuff, like a pdf full of enjoyable links for your worldschooling adventure. Maybe a Calendar too! 

Keep in mind that this list is full of my own personal picks, your checklist might be completely different and that is totally fine. Some of the items are interchangeable in terms of brand, size, prize; I just picked the ones I like.

I'd love to hear which are your favorites!

Related: What is Worldschooling?


We live in a technological world, so we have to use this to our advantage. No matter if you are worldschooling at home or a hut in the jungle, some or all of these will come in handy. Some of these are for the photographers and filmmakers in you. 

Technology, as you know comes in all shapes and sizes. I'm an apple lover myself so most of the suggestions are apple products. What are your favorite tech products for worldschooling? Share in the comments!
  • Laptop Computer
  • iPad or tablet
  • Dslr Camera 
  • iPhone
  • Memory cards
  • External Hard drive
  • GoPro Camera
  • GoPro gear

Books and Kindle Reads:

As you well know, books are the best! But you can't obviously travel with an entire library. Some of these books have kindle versions! The majority of these books are for the kids to have the entire world at their fingertips. Even if you are staying home or traveling far, having any of these books on hand gives your kids the opportunity to know just how broad the world is, and how much there is to discover.

In the Amazon suggestions I have included two books about Roadschooling because they have good tips and ideas and one is interactive, like a journal!

Of course this list of books is only the tip of the iceberg of all the great books in the amazing Amazon Library. I have listed the ones I like the best, I'm sure you can find specific books about the area you are planning to travel to. Like my favorite; TravelKids Thailand.

Big Kiddo's favorite book on this list is the Lonely Planet's The World's Great Wonders. He especially likes the chapters about Stonehenge and the giant redwood trees in California.

  • Geography Books
  • World Atlas
  • Books about World Cultures
  • Books about Natural and Man Made World Wonders
  • Travel Guides, preferably oriented towards children

Related: Worldschooling at Home

Journaling and Travel Art Supplies:

A great way for the kids (and the parents) to immerse themselves in the adventure is to make art or write. Journaling is one of the greatest resources for a worldschooler. And if your family is the stay at home kind, there is still so much to discover. A trip to the park, mall, coffee shop and a little drawing session of whatever you see there is a great exercise for the creative mind. 

Scrapbooking and keeping ticket stubs of visited places is also a great memory creator for looking back in the future.

I personally love travel watercolor sets and mini notebooks for quick doodles. I am a big fan of the Urban Sketches website.
  • Journals 
  • Sketchbooks
  • Pencils
  • Colored Pencils
  • Markers
  • Travel Doodle Journal
  • Travel Watercolors and Retractable Brushes


This list is mostly for traveling Worldschoolers, for all sorts of travel; Slow, fast paced, long term. These items come in handy all the time! And if you are a stay at home Worldschooling family you might go camping somewhere close by, or have a little overnight in the backyard. 

  • led light flashlights
  • Parachute Hammock
  • A backpack
  • windbreakers
  • waterproof pouches
  • microfiber towel
  • All weather shoes
  • packing cubes

Making money on the Road:

A large part of Worldschooling is making a living on the road. One option is blogging, specifically with affiliate programs. With this post I show you how it's done through the amazon program.

The most obvious way of making money on the road is by blogging and freelance writing. Those two options have tangents you can explore that fit your lifestyle best. 

If you made it all this way, thanks for reading! 
I hope you enjoyed The Ultimate Worldschooling Checklist!

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