Travel & Expat Tips For Families
Welcome to Sattvic Family, a travel & expat lifestyle site, created to help holistic, creative families take better vacations & plan their international move with ease.
I also share our journey as an unschooling ( worldschooling) family, plus create living abroad guides, based on our first hand experience.
Our International Journey As A Family
We’re The Bradleys, a Canadian-British-American family currently based in Chiang Mai.
Thailand has been our home for around five years, mostly in Phuket. Before that, we lived in South Korea, Scotland, and Italy. It feels like we’ve lived everywhere at this point…
And we’ve traveled to even more places, like Malaysia, Germany, Holland, Myanmar…the list is pretty long. I ( Elizabeth) was raised between France, UK, US, and Singapore, so I guess the travel bug rubbed off on my husband and daughter!
We have a passion for traveling & connecting with fellow global citizens and Third Culture Kids ( and adults).
I also hope to encourage families who are raising Third Culture Kids and global citizens, as well as unschoolers/homeschoolers. We’ve been doing this worldschooling thing since 09!
For years we’ve traveled all over the world trying to find the right place to call home; we shared our journey on this site as well as in our book.
Sattvic comes from the sanskrit sattva, which is a quality ( or guna) that according to good ol’ Wiki can be summed up ‘the quality of goodness, positivity, truth, wholesomeness, serene, holistic, creative, constructive, balance, confidence, peaceful, virtuous, drawn towards Dharma and Jnana (knowledge)‘. We strive to be a sattvic family.
Where to start? We’ve created a Start Here page filled with our favorite articles to get you started.
Billy is an actor, writer, and former teacher. He began teaching English in Korea in 2009 which began the family’s adventure. Originally from Detroit, Billy met Elizabeth in Los Angeles, where they lived for 8 years. In addition to writing here, he also runs Holisticdad.net and co-founded the Holistic Families blog.
Elizabeth is a British American freelance writer and travel photojournalist that writes for Lonely Planet ( currently for the Chiang Mai section of the Guides App). She’s also a digital strategist. Raised as a ‘third culture kid’, she lived in 4 countries and traveled to over 20 as a child. She is a former columnist at the Phuket News and runs a culinary travel blog in the Lonely Planet Pathfinder program.
Kaya is an unschooled 9 year old who loves shopkins and all things monster related. She loves taking taekwondo and is a robotics student. She was born in Los Angeles but has spent most of her life in Asia and Europe, and calls Thailand home.
Writing and Social Media Services
In addition to writing on Sattvic Family, we offer various marketing and writing services and have worked with companies in the US and abroad. You can find a few of the places we have been featured here, including Lonely Planet.