Posts by Crystal Esteves

Guest post by worldschooling mom, Crystal Esteves When leaving to travel the world, our original plan was to visit one country each month, staying in 3-4 different towns, spending a week or…


Contributed by Crystal Esteves and her world schooling family, The Culture Trotters. I have always loved planning out unit studies. The idea of taking something as simple as an apple and sucking…


There are all sorts of educational benefits to learning about animals by handling and playing with them directly, but really, it’s just a lot a fun. We love watching the kids’ faces light…


Our little family has officially been traveling the world for a full year now. Due to covid, we have had a whole lot of obstacles traveling over the last 12 months. Nothing we originally had…


“You’re such a good Mom.” I can feel that little shot of dopamine hit my brain as I read the latest comment on a photo of my adorable daughter sipping tea in a café with (apparent) perfect…


Guest post by Crystal Esteves, worldschooling mom. Quite often we avoid doing a thing because we believe it has to be done a certain way. We fear the experience will be lesser, and therefore…


Guest post by Crystal Esteves from the Culture Trotters. A year ago, I was preparing for Christmas just as millions of Americans are right now. I was all caught up in my first world problems,…


Hi, I'm Crystal, mom in a world schooling family of four! Like everyone else, we started this year out with a lot of plans. I will pause till you are done laughing... I think it’s…


Guest post by the Culture Trotters. Spoiler alert: we found paradise. Not the "too-good-to-be-true" tropical beach that makes fabulous postcards but a lousy home. We found the "perfect…