In Episode 015 of Bike Tour Adventures I interview the Swag Family Hughes as they take their two young children on a one year bike tour around Australia as a means of educating them about the country, learning the stories of people around the country and creating educational content that can be used in primary schools around the world.
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EPISODE 015: http://biketouradventures.com/episode-015/
~ 30 sec Intro to the Swag Family Hughes
~ 1m 30s What is swag in Aussie talk? Who are the Swag Family? Previous bike touring experience
~ 7 min Why they decided to do a bike tour with their children while they are still so young.
~ 10 min What route they have taken thus far. How they designed and planned their trip and make a timeline
~ 15m 30s Riding terrible roads, daily distances, types of bikes they are using.
~ 21m 30s What types of toys the kids have with them, how the children handle being on the bike so often.
~ 24 min How much they listen to their children on the road, challenges of cycling with children, advice for parents thinking of doing a bike tour with kids
~ 28m 30s Dealing with sickness and injury
~ 32 min Where the Swag Family stays at night.
~ 34 min Budgeting and getting sponsors
~ 37 min What educational goals and developmental goals Andrew and Nicola have for the kids through doing this tour, adventure learning
~ 42 min Narragunnawali and the Swag Family Reconciliation Action Plan
~ 47 min How dangerous Australia is....if you're stupid, greatest memories of the trip so far, what they would do differently
~ 54 min What they miss most from home, what's next for the Swag Family and where to find them
~ 58m 30s End credits and next week with Onion Adventures