Ed Gillis and Jocelyn Land-Murphy have spent much of their first nine years as parents adventuring in the wild with their sons Heron and Sitka - including hiking 3,000 km through Europe and Patagonia, and cycling 6,000 km through Oceania. In this presentation, they share what led them to world-schooling, what life on the road with kids looks and feels like, and what they have learned along the way.
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