Slow Family Travel Expert

I am a lawyer, and a self-proclaimed slow family travel expert. I’ve appeared on podcasts and have guest written blog articles for other sites. I can offer comment on how to plan for long trips with your family. These would be trips where the kids are likely homeschooled and the parents are either on sabbatical or are working remotely. What is slow family travel? It is a culturally immersive experience, blending the fun of a vacation with the richness of learning. It’s not easy to accomplish. You need to be committed to this approach. I can help.

I can share dozens of travel hacks and tricks to ensure a successful trip for you and your family. Leading up to the trip, I have money-saving blog posts, and tips for making travel a larger part of your overall budget.

I will give you step-by-step guides on how to rent out your primary residence, and hacks to purchase foreign currency easily while you prepare for your trip.

Over the past decade, I’ve traveled with my wife Jessica and our two children to numerous other countries and off-the-beaten-path destinations in the US. My podcast appearances and blog guest writing credits are listed below.

Media Appearances


I share many of the travel-with-kids strategies on my weekly podcast called the World Travel Dad Show.

We’ve also launched a new show called the Moritz 15-minute Podcast. This new show is geared toward macroeconomics, geopolitics, and other world events that impact your travel plans.

While we are traveling, I will update my trip-related blogsite with specific travel posts. You can find these posts at Some Wonder.

James Olsen. World Travel Dad.
James Olsen at Chateau de Chenonceau, Loire Valley, France

This blog is meant for a guides for dads and moms, but the angle is from a dad’s perspective. Dads are more involved in raising their children than ever, and this is an exciting time.

With some advanced planning and discipline, parenting in a dad-style can become really beneficial for your family and more fun for you.