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Travel like a maverick: The Emily Gaudreau Story, Pt 2

This is part two of my chat with Emily Gaudreau. Part one is available here.

Emily is the mother of four and the wife of one. Emily is the host of How To Raise a Maverick, a podcast where she explores the challenges of raising kids with work ethic, grit, and empathy–so they become adults with a strong moral core and lust for life.


Book: Free-Range Kids, How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry) by Lenore Skenazy

HIGHLIGHTS   (2:55) Emily’s online course: Young, Wild, and Safe (available at   ([3:35]) Educate your kids about the right things, not about the boogey man.   ([4:00]) Your kids have to learn how to talk to strangers.   ([6:40]) Facts and statistics don’t win arguments.   ([10:00]) Expose your kids to other kids in different cultures.   ([10:30]) Emily is not a fan of education between four walls.   ([11:28]) Robes and special soaps   ([12:30]) Micro-retirements   ([14:00]) Use technology to keep your life intact during long-term travel.   ([15:20]) “The less you have completely structured, the more magic can happen.”   ([15:28]) The camper compromise   ([17:30]) If you’re married to an inexperienced traveler, you have to take it at their speed.   ([18:40]) Automate your garden.   ([20:50]) Traveling with kids with opens doors.   ([22:00]) Involve your kids in planning the trip.   ([23:45]) Hello Kitty or Iceland?   ([25:05]) “Why have we not been going to Greece?

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