131 | Grace Periods and the power of Pause

power of the pause button

In this podcast episode we unpack our reflections from the transformative impact of intentionally hitting pause in our daily lives during this family gap year. Embrace the New Year with a joy audit toolkit, identifying moments of joy, and consider intentional pauses for a more purposeful life.

121 | Being an Untourist in Canada

untourist in Canada

Picture this: the open road stretches before you, leading to a land filled with breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Canada, the Great White North, renowned for its natural wonders and warm hospitality, becomes our playground today. But instead of following the usual tourist trail, we’re going to embrace a different kind of exploration – one that emphasizes freedom, authenticity, and the joy of discovery.

119 | Bittersweet Transitions of Both-And Experiences

bittersweet transitions podcast episode

Join us on this episode as we delve into the bittersweet transitions of adventure experiences. From family gap year to end of school moments, we explore the complex emotions and unexpected lessons that come with embarking on unforgettable adventures inspiring us to embrace the transformative power of both-and experiences. Tune in and discover the beauty and complexity of bittersweet transitions in the world of adventure.

105 | Ordinary 7 YO Adventure Conversations with My Little Monster

7 YO adventurous boy

“How do your kids feel about the gap year?” Let’s have them tell you how they feel with a series of interviews with my kids. While the family behind Ordinary Sherpa is taking a gap year, Ordinary Sherpa is still focused on the human element of living a life adventure and all the ordinrary things we did to get here. Our gap year will also be filled with ordinary everyday adventures accessible to everyone. I hope this series exemplifies you don’t need to take a gap year to experience adventures with your kids.

From our Family to Yours this New Year

preparing for a family gap year

2022 was quite the year.  As a family we had considerable changes this year repositioning ourselves as we embark on a family gap year, a break from traditional work and school for an extended period of time, in 2023.  Brent and I both ended traditional W2 employment and the kids will finish out the semester … Read more