14 episodes

Erika Bud, author of the Travel Rangers children's book series, created this travel podcast to inspire families to have overseas travel adventures and learn about cultures. From single parents to families of eight, listen as parents and children talk about what it was like to travel around the world on their international family vacations. Learn about countries, international travel tips, best international trips for families, affordable international vacations, how travel abroad facilitates quality family time, and so much more. Laugh with us, dream with us, and be inspired by us to travel with your kids abroad.

Planes, Trains, & Kids Abroad Travel Podcast Erika Bud, Big World Publishing, LLC

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Erika Bud, author of the Travel Rangers children's book series, created this travel podcast to inspire families to have overseas travel adventures and learn about cultures. From single parents to families of eight, listen as parents and children talk about what it was like to travel around the world on their international family vacations. Learn about countries, international travel tips, best international trips for families, affordable international vacations, how travel abroad facilitates quality family time, and so much more. Laugh with us, dream with us, and be inspired by us to travel with your kids abroad.

    014: Solo Dad Travel Adventures in South Africa

    014: Solo Dad Travel Adventures in South Africa

    Dax Hamman is a proud father to four girls and currently lives between the U.S. and England. When his girls were five and seven, they made a goal to travel to 30 countries by the age of 16 years old. They have now been to 40 countries. Listen as Dax shares fascinating stories including the time his daughters were almost eaten by a wild animal and the time he got stopped for smuggling his wife in the trunk of his car. You’ll also hear the struggles he’s faced traveling solo as a dad with his kids. Such an interesting conversation, and you won’t want to miss it!
    Dax is a Partner at HiveCast.fm. To find out more about Dax, go to https://dax.fyi

    Be sure to check out the host's award-winning picture book, Travel Rangers: Mission to Australia, at: https://bigworldpub.com/ Kids will have fun learning about Australia and they'll be in awe as augmented reality technology brings the book to life with digital pop-ups of both 3D creations and real-life video footage. Don't miss this adventure!
    Sign up to be a podcast guest at: https://bigworldpub.com/travel-podcast-guest/

    To get updates on upcoming podcasts, share stories, pictures, or tips, or ask questions related to family travel abroad, follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/planestrainskidsabroadtravelpodcast/

    • 28 min
    013: Dan Santat & the Middle School Trip to Europe that Changed His Life

    013: Dan Santat & the Middle School Trip to Europe that Changed His Life

    Parents talk about how traveling abroad changed their child’s life, but what does the child think? Available this week, we’ll hear from Dan Santat and his latest memoir about the middle school trip to Europe that changed his life. Dan is not only a #1 New York Times best-selling author, but he’s a Caldecott winner, Author/Illustrator of over 100 titles, and the creator of the Disney animated hit The Replacements. You won’t want to miss this episode!

    Find out more about Dan at: https://dansantat.tumblr.com/

    Be sure to check out the host's award-winning picture book, Travel Rangers: Mission to Australia, at: https://bigworldpub.com/ Kids will have fun learning about Australia and they'll be in awe as augmented reality technology brings the book to life with digital pop-ups of both 3D creations and real-life video footage. Don't miss this adventure!
    Sign up to be a podcast guest at: https://bigworldpub.com/travel-podcast-guest/

    To get updates on upcoming podcasts, share stories, pictures, or tips, or ask questions related to family travel abroad, follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/planestrainskidsabroadtravelpodcast/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    012: Cruising Around the World with a Child

    012: Cruising Around the World with a Child

    For any cruise lovers or anyone thinking of taking a cruise with their family, join me as Jennifer shares her cruising experiences with her family. Her son went on his first cruise when he was two years old, and now he’s just as addicted as his parents. Hear the resourceful ways Jennifer used to afford international travel, why cruising is great for the family, international travel tips, and more.
    Be sure to check out the host's award-winning picture book, Travel Rangers: Mission to Australia, at: https://bigworldpub.com/ Kids will have fun learning about Australia and they'll be in awe as augmented reality technology brings the book to life with digital pop-ups of both 3D creations and real-life video footage. Don't miss this adventure!
    Sign up to be a podcast guest at: https://bigworldpub.com/travel-podcast-guest/

    To get updates on upcoming podcasts, share stories, pictures, or tips, or ask questions related to family travel abroad, follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/planestrainskidsabroadtravelpodcast/

    • 48 min
    011: Two Sabbaticals That Changed a Family Forever

    011: Two Sabbaticals That Changed a Family Forever

    Kellie’s family had a goal to see most continents before the girls graduated high school. This resulted in travel to over 40 countries, two sabbaticals, and worldschooling. Listen as Kellie speaks about how her family made this happen, how the two sabbaticals impacted their family,  and talks about her new book, The Passport Project, written from the perspective of her daughters.
    For more information on Kellie’s book, go to: https://4wornpassports.com/the-passport-project-book/.

    Be sure to check out the host's award-winning picture book, Travel Rangers: Mission to Australia, at: https://bigworldpub.com/ Kids will have fun learning about Australia and they'll be in awe as augmented reality technology brings the book to life. The digital pop-up of both 3D creations and real-life video footage helps readers to fully experience what they are learning about in the book. Don't miss this adventure!
    Sign up to be a podcast guest at: https://bigworldpub.com/travel-podcast-guest/

    To get updates on upcoming podcasts, share stories, pictures, or tips, or ask questions related to family travel abroad, follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/planestrainskidsabroadtravelpodcast/

    • 1 hr 9 min
    010: Tired of the Hamster Wheel of Life? How About a Gap Year!

    010: Tired of the Hamster Wheel of Life? How About a Gap Year!

    Have you ever felt as if you weren’t connecting with your kids or spouse and your life was becoming increasingly transactional? This is exactly how Sheila felt, but the amazing part is that she did something about it. From life in Chicago to a year in Brazil, listen as Sheila talks about the circumstances that led her family to take a gap year, how it changed her family, and life in Brazil. For further inspiration, Sheila talks about her book, Family Gap Year, where she speaks about her experience and shares what happens when you stop listening to society and start listening to your soul.

    Don’t forget to check out Sheila’s inspiring book at www.familygapyearbrazil.com and make sure to use the coupon code: KIDSABROAD  for a generous $5 off discount. Act now as this discount is only available through Nov 18, 2022.
    Be sure to check out the host's award-winning picture book, Travel Rangers: Mission to Australia, at: https://bigworldpub.com/ Kids will have fun learning about Australia and they'll be in awe as augmented reality technology brings the book to life. The digital pop-up of both 3D creations and real-life video footage helps readers to fully experience what they are learning about in the book. Don't miss this adventure!
    Sign up to be a podcast guest at: https://bigworldpub.com/travel-podcast-guest/

    To get updates on upcoming podcasts, share stories, pictures, or tips, or ask questions related to family travel abroad, follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/planestrainskidsabroadtravelpodcast/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    009: Studying Abroad Can Be Life Changing

    009: Studying Abroad Can Be Life Changing

    Rich did not leave the US until he studied abroad, and it changed his life forever. Now, 20 years later, he is happily raising a family in Barcelona. Rich believes so strongly in the positive impact that studying abroad brings to students, he started Barcelona SAE, a study abroad and internship program. Understanding that studying abroad can be challenging, Rich also wrote a book, Like a Fish in Water: How to Grow Abroad When You Go Abroad, to help others acclimate to new cultures. Listen as Rich speaks about how studying abroad changed him, raising kids in Barcelona, and so much more.
    Check out Rich’s book at www.FishinWaterBook.com and if your child will be 18 soon, check out Barcelona SAE at www.BarcelonaSAE.com.

    Be sure to check out the host's award-winning picture book, Travel Rangers: Mission to Australia, at: https://bigworldpub.com/ Kids will have fun learning about Australia and they'll be in awe as augmented reality technology brings the book to life. The digital pop-up of both 3D creations and real-life video footage helps readers to fully experience what they are learning about in the book. Don't miss this adventure!
    Sign up to be a podcast guest at: https://bigworldpub.com/travel-podcast-guest/

    To get updates on upcoming podcasts, share stories, pictures, or tips, or ask questions related to family travel abroad, follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/planestrainskidsabroadtravelpodcast/

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

DaxCH ,

Fun, and very much needed

Parents should travel with their kids more. Even if they’re young, they get a lot from it.

ChicagoMama22 ,

We need this podcast!

Erika Bud skillfully combines the fantasy world where our wanderlust often starts, with the practical planning and “I did it” stories, that lead us to make life-changing journeys of our own. Erika is a wonderful travel guide and through her own stories and those of her guests, she shows us what is possible! I also love the family nature of the podcast because it encourages children to cultivate an appreciation and curiosity about cultural differences. Bravo to Erika for creating this excellent content!

CourtneyBragge ,

Interesting guests!

Despite having lived abroad in different countries and traveling with children since they were born, I continue to learn new things by listening to this podcast. I love hearing about such diverse experiences from well-seasoned travelers from all over the world. I look forward to each episode!

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