This website was created when we outgrew our Carolina Homeschooler website. Although we started out locally (and still serve South Carolina homeschool families), many of our trips are open to families throughout the United States and beyond. Traveling Homeschoolers features our trips that are available to all families, regardless of where they live.
Want to join us?
We’d love for you to join us on our trips! If you want to get news and announcements of new trips and events, subscribe to the Traveling Homechoolers newsletter here, or text the word HOMESCHOOLTRIPS to 22828 (make sure your phone doesn’t automatically put a space between “home,” “school” and/or “trips” – it needs to be all together).
Frequently Asked Questions
I subscribed to your mailing list but haven’t received any newsletters.
Please text the word HOMESCHOOLTRIPS (no spaces) to 22828. That should solve any problems you were having. If you still don’t receive them, check your spam, junk, marketing, or whatever folders to see if they’re stuck there.
Where do your travelers come from?
Our travelers come from all over the United States, Canada, and beyond!
Do you have a membership fee?
Traveling Homeschoolers does not require membership nor have a membership fee.
I coordinate separate local, state, and regional field trips and events for members of my South Carolina homeschool association. Some of those trips are open to non-members if space is available. You’re welcome to check them out here.
How long have you been doing these trips? Do you have trips every year?
I’ve been coordinating trips for homeschooling families every year since 2006.
Do you know all the families on your trips? Will I feel like an outsider?
Although I have many repeat travelers, the majority of families on each trip are meeting me (and each other) for the first time. You won’t feel like an outsider, and will most likely make new lifelong friends.
My husband doesn’t like being part of a group. Should we still go?
Yes, please do! Many husbands have told me they started out feeling the same way, but ended up enjoying my trips after all. I organize them so families can stick with the group, go their own way, or mix things up according to how they’re feeling each day. We’re a friendly group, but your husband won’t be stuck with us the whole time.
Can I opt out of the hotel, meals, transportation, or specific sites on each trip?
We often have to reach minimum numbers to qualify for group discounts, so if several families opt out of a specific event, group meal, or hotel, then the rest of the group may be negatively impacted. I’ll offer more hotel-optional trips in the future so families who have travel trailers, hotel points, or whatever, can join us, too.
What do your trip fees cover?
They cover the cost of planning and organizing each trip, hotel, admission fees, educational programs, included meals, included transportation, and anything else I can get at a group discount. Please read the description for each trip to see what’s covered.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept checks, money orders, and credit card checks (but not credit cards). Bank of America and Wells Fargo customers can pay via bank transfer. I don’t accept PayPal for my trips.
Can I trust you with my money?
Yes, but don’t take my word for it. Do a search of “Carolina Homeschooler trips.” If I’ve cheated anyone, it’ll be all over the internet. My “Traveling Homeschoolers” name is new (I created it to differentiate between my local member trips, and trips that are open to everyone), but you can search that name, too. Please don’t register for any of my trips or send me money until you trust me.
Have a question?
Please email me if your question isn’t answered here.