Have you ever been so moved by something that you sold just about everything and moved your entire family to the other side of the world? That’s what Marla Taviano and her husband did not too long ago.
After learning about the atrocities of the sex trade industry in Cambodia, they moved there to play a small part in helping eradicate that disease. They do a beautiful job of partnering with locals and following their lead.
In this podcast episode, Marla and I talk about the craziness of language learning, cross-cultural adjustment, eating questionable food, unschooling, and of course, traveling with kids, one of my favorite topics. Marla is an inspiration and after talking with her, I was completely ready to strap on my backpack again.
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Links from this episode:
- Marla’s blog
- Marla on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
- Gabe’s photography
- Tsh’s first book, Organized Simplicity
- Duck fetus as a delicacy!
- Their language-learning resource, Gateway to Khmer
- The Hard Places Community
- International Justice Mission
- Katie Davis
- Khan Academy
- The Cambodian genocide
- Marla’s e-book on anxiety, The Storm
- Marla’s e-book on unschooling, An Unschooling Manifesto
- Tsh’s blog, The Art of Simple
- Tsh on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook
- Marla’s favorite thing: Chatbooks (use code WMP972HC and your first Chatbook is free!)
- Tsh’s favorite thing: The Wingfeather Saga series by Andrew Peterson
Check out my favorite go-to menu planning tool called Plan to Eat—it helps me organize recipes, plan menus, and compile shopping lists with an intuitive drag-and-drop system. It’s a fantastic company.
Photos by Gabe Taviano