Episode 2

Homeschooling in a Campervan with Jen Taylor

Published on: 27th January, 2021

In the 2013/2014 academic year, Jen Taylor and her husband Neil, sons Adam (15), Matt (13) and daughter Katie (9) travelled around Europe in a campervan. In this podcast, Jen explains the reasons for their trip, what they all learned, the obstacles they overcame and how they managed on a daily travel budget of €10 per head.

They blogged about their trip here: travelteachtalk.com/travel

And in this post, Jen explains how they budgeted €50 per day for a family of five: travelteachtalk.com/how-dumb-is-a-travel-budget-of-10-e-a-day

Finally, these are the role models Jen mentioned at the end of our conversation: www.losbalcones.com/quienes-somos

Note: Jen's interview starts at 17 minutes. Before that, Helen and Maribel have a conversation about the 'fall' of humankind, the rise of the ego and the root causes of the climate crisis, based on the book The Fall by Steve Taylor. The other book mentioned in this episode is Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari.


Music: Pablito's Way by Paolo Pavan

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About the Podcast

A solid grounding on which to practice your audacity.
AudaciousNess showcases individuals who have set themselves bold, audacious goals and have worked to achieve them. Our purpose is to inspire people to act with the courage to create a positive impact in the world.

Through interviewing 'regular people' about their audacious goals, we highlight the fact that role models are everywhere. Each and every one of us can have an impact in some way. Our goal is to enable a courageous community that honours their genius and lives their calling.

The name 'AudaciousNess' has two components: audacious, meaning 'bold', and ness, meaning 'a strip of land projecting into a body of water'. We believe having a solid grounding on which to practice your audacity is crucial, or, in the words of the great philosopher king Marcus Aurelius (Meditations, 4.49):

"Be like the promontory against which the waves continually break, but it stands firm and tames the fury of the water around it."

About your hosts

Maribel Ortega

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I help women find their worth and be confident so that they can use their voice, speak up, take new opportunities and ultimately lead fulfilled lives.

Helen Strong

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I run an eco-friendly, vegan B&B in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. This is just one of the many audacious goals I've pursued in my lifetime.