Terrace, 33

What made you want to travel the world?
-I was introduced to it as a kid, I lived in the Phillipenes as a toddler. As I got older I naturally wanted to revisit some places and visit new places. I also got a job overseas and that just opened me up to the whole idea.

What is world schooling?
-taking your kids around the world and teaching them about the past and present up close and personal. Allowing your children to explore different continents to take them out of their comfort zone.

Why do you want to homeschool your children?
-Because I feel sometimes the educational system can mislead children and I don’t think anyone can educate our children better than my wife can.

Where are your dream destinations?
-the Maldeeves, Iceland, China, Japan, all over Africa, Rio de Janero Brazil, and Italy

Where have you already traveled?
-in country- Oklahoma, Florida, New York, New Jersey, North and South Carolina, California, Virginia, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Arizona, and that’s it.

-overseas, Phillipenes, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Thailand, Germany, The Netherlands, Jamaica, Mexico

What is your definition of a perfect vacation?
-where you can be at a place and not have to worry about anything going on in your personal life, eat good food, rest well, exercise, create, get inspiration, capture views, great temperatures and amazing star skies. Gotta have my wife and family with me.

What is your biggest traveling pet-peeve?
-people with me acting like tourists, or not wanting to sight see, or slow moving custom lines.

What is your favorite part of the traveling process? -arriving to the hotel at the destination.

What is your biggest traveling fear?
-losing my passport in a foreign country, which I’ve almost done by leaving it in a cab….or getting locked up in another country.

How far are you willing to travel?
-13 hours-that’s a direct flight from Houston to Dubai

What do you hope to come across on your adventures?
-a whole bunch of money, inspiration, and a closer bond with my wife and family

What do you hope to gain?
-greater understanding, knowledge about the destination we are visiting, and respect from locals

What do you hope your children gain from world travel?
-better understanding about themselves, an open mind, and the tenacity to build the world. Stronger personality and social skills amongst diverse ethnicities.

How did you meet your wife? How would you describe the timeline of events?
-I was a senior at Hightower High School sworn in to the United States Air Force. I saw her and wanted to speak to her but I told myself I would full circle back to her in life. Ten years later, I hit her up, we started courting. Three months after we were dating and 5 years later, we are married with children.

Kenya, 30

What made you want to travel the world?

-When I learned about nomads in elementary, I told myself I’d be one. My dad took us to the country in East TX often, and with such a large group of siblings, we took many road trips. The travel bug didn’t bite, however, until I went to my mom’s hometown in Jamaica.

What is world schooling?
-World schooling is teaching from real world experiences. We also want to visit different parts of the world so that our children can learn world history, cultures from different corners of the world, and even maybe learn a variety of languages.

Why do you want to homeschool your children?
-The education system has been nicknamed the “school- to- prison pipeline” for good reason. While many products, services and systems have developed over time, the classroom stays the same- with a lot more screen time. Early education and creativity are linked, which is why many of today’s billionaires went to Montessori schools. We just want to give our children a jumpstart by allowing them to keep their 3rd eyes open, and granting them the freedom to be creative and innovative.

Where are your dream destinations?
-Many countries in Africa, especially Kenya-my namesake. I also dream to travel to any place where black people have flourished historically; I’d love to see how black people influenced each area to become what it is today. Im also intrigued by specific destinations like Bali, Fiji, India and the Taj Mahal, and unimaginable places with rich luxuries and culture.

Where have you already traveled?

-Within the U.S., I’ve been all over Texas, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Arizona and California. We recently went to Puerto Rico with the babies! I have so much more exploring to do in my own country. Outside of the U.S., I’ve only been to Jamaica. We were able to experience a month at a time in the “country” or less developed parish of Jamaica where my mother was raised.

What is your definition of a perfect vacation?
-Babysitters. A great travel itinerary with wiggle room for spontaneity. Learning, seeing, or experiencing something new. A clean, luxurious, and spacious stay. Amazing tasting and great priced food and drinks. Must get dressed up at least once for a nice event.

What is your biggest traveling pet-peeve?
-Crying babies give me anxiety. I can’t help Terrace drive when the infant is unhappy. Little ones also cause too much attention at quiet airports and on planes. I also hate unpacking.

What is your favorite part of the traveling process? -Planning the trip and arriving to the destination.

What is your biggest traveling fear?
-Anything that can put my family in harm’s way. I am a praying warrior so I don’t travel in fear, but expect to be protected.

How far are you willing to travel?
-I’ve been on 20+ hour road trips over ten times in my life so I imagine a flight across the world couldn’t be SO bad.

What do you hope to come across on your adventures?

-Lost art and treasures, history that can only be told by professionals, experiences that can only happen in a specific destination. I once took an anthropology class and Terrace and I decided in our later years we might indulge in it…along with archaeology. We just want to DISCOVER and UNCOVER.

What do you hope to gain?
-Truth, insight, wisdom and understanding. A love for all people and cultures. I also hope to gain the attention of melanated, millinneal families who are interested in traveling the world with us and creating new memories and learning experiences for the entire family.

What do you hope your children gain from world travel?
-The ability to see a variety of perspectives and keep an open mind; knowledge from around the world; esoteric and metaphysical knowledge; a complete understanding of their ancestral history; clear idea of their purpose in this life and how they plan to create the life of their dreams.

How did you meet your husband? How would you describe the timeline of events?
-I met my husband my freshman year in high school. He was one of the coolest seniors at school and I was a quiet and innocent 14 year old, scared of the idea of dating. Fast forward to college, he reached out to me several times on social media making small talk. I considered it meaningless- he was probably reaching out to many girls at the time. (He won “Biggest Flirt” at two different high schools). Fast forward once more to 2015. He asked for my number and contacted me a whole year later. I’m guessing he was finally single again, and lucky for him- I was too. We ended up moving to California, starting a family, and creating businesses and our dream lives together.

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