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About Us


Family Travel & Expat Life in Asia and Europe

Welcome to Sattvic Family, a travel and expat lifestyle site!

We’re The Bradleys, a Canadian-British-American family based in Chiang Ma. We have a passion for traveling and connecting with fellow global citizens and Third Culture Kids ( and adults).

This site strives to inspire creative, holistic expats and traveling families who are looking to explore Asia and beyond.

I also hope to encourage families who are raising Third Culture Kids and global citizens, as well as unschoolers/homeschoolers.

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.

I’m passionate about Thailand and feel it’s one of the  most magical places in the world, when you step away from the touristy parts!

The focus of Sattvic Family has shifted  to mainly travel in Asia and tips for raising a Third Culture Kid and expat, as well as enjoying the simple life here in Thailand. Other topics include unschoolingsolopreneurship, lifestyle design, dual citizenship, and worldschooling ( home education + travel).

Where to start? We’ve created a Start Here page filled with our favorite articles to get you started.

Lastly, you’ll find several free travel and living abroad guides on the site, including living in Korea as well as one for people interested in living in Phuket and Chiang Mai 

Living in Chiang Mai

About Us

Billy is a family wellness coach and actor, as well as teacher. He began teaching English in Korea in 2009 which began the family’s adventure. Together with his wife, he offers writing and consulting services at Thriving Healer.

Elizabeth is a British American freelance writer and travel photojournalist as well as Blog Mentor to Life & Health Coaches. 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.

The family have lived all over the island but prefer Phuket Town the most and encourage others considering moving to the island to live there. 

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.

What is a Sattvic Lifestyle?

Sattva is a sanskrit term I learned when I was studying Ayurveda in India.

According to my teacher Dr. Chauhan, ‘ Daily routines that are stressful, excessively active, erratic or idle have a negative impact on the mind. Although we may experience a certain buzz or pleasure initially from leading these lifestyles, they are not ultimately satisfying and may leave us feeling depleted or discontented with life. Activities that are sattvic in nature, however, encourage the development of sattvic qualities such as contentment, peacefulness and positivity. They are calming, quiet, inspiring and mentally invigorating.’

This concept of Sattvic living is what inspired the title of this site as it is something we believe in learning more about and implementing into our daily lives. Lifestyle design suggests having the freedom to choose a work/career you love and that doesn’t drain you, so the two indeed go hand in hand.

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23 thoughts on “About Us

  1. yseabra

    Hi happy family!!

    I found your web searching for family travelers. Please, check this forum out (www.freakfamilies.webs.com). For sure you have a lot to contribute. It’ll be a honor to have you as a member!

    Thanks for coming by..
    Hope to hear from you soon!

    Yanna Seabra

  2. Michelle

    Phuket, nice. We talked on Twitter, didnt we?

    We plan to get to Thailand. We are kind of torn though. Do we go home for vacay or do we explore the world? Obviously our family and friends and even our children want us to go home…but I want them to see the WORLD. We are RIGHT HERE. Hard choices.


    Wow! You and yours are certainly more than just Gamers! …aren’t we all.

    I think my wife will be quite fascinated by your blog. She is an artist (painter) and stay-at-home mother. Thx for following me on the twitter!

    Now you just have to bring your gaming blog onto WordPress. 😉

  4. Lisa

    I stumbled onto your blog and just want to share how inspired I am by your family! My son was conceived three years ago in Thailand, and I have been longing to return to SE Asia since. We had serene homebirths with both of our children (the last just a month ago) and as I hold my newborn in my arms I am beginning to dream of nomadic life. I long to spend my days with my children and be free from all the stress of our lives here. Would you believe that both my husband and I are public school teachers? Perhaps that is why we are so keen on unschooling – we see the schools from the inside and know how imperfect they truly are. We also attend the Vedanta temple by our house, though I can’t say we are Vedantists as we just found them.

    1. sattvicfamily

      WOW! I was just writing on your other comment that you should check out Vedanta, and now I read that you go to the temple! Wonderful! Well I think personally that almost anyone who is deep in spirituality is a Vedantist. Since they don’t really ask for money and respect all religions, they are really unique.
      You and your family should come on out here to Phuket and teach English, if you have the travel bug! There are many ESL schools here, and some are private so the work hours are better. It is also great to teach privately here, so you can create your own hours as opposed to having a 9 to 5.
      I would love to know more about your experiences in the public school system!! 🙂
      Blessings to you and your fam!!!

  5. Dawn Miller

    Hi, my name is Dawn and I’m an aspiring mystery writer(I’ve had a couple of things published, but not anything major). I’m doing some research for a novel involving European and Asian travel. Jordan Parise kindly answered some questions. He suggested your blog which I found very interesting and impressive. I was wondering if you would be willing to answer some questions for me. Unfortunately, I only managed one trip abroad and that was in 1997, so I’m stepping out of my comfort zone with this idea. In the area where I live in the US, very few people leave the country and I’m trying to get a feel for what it would be like to live in other countries and experience other cultures which is what I have in mind for one of my main characters. Thanks so much for your time.

  6. Tina

    Hello! I just found your blog, my son is almost 3, unvaccinated, still breastfeeding and unschooled. I thought I was alone on the island in regards to those beliefs since I tried to find likeminded ppl for a long time! I live in Rawai / Nai Harn, not far from you, I don’t have a car at the moment but would love to meet you! Would be nice to hear from you! Tina

    1. sattvicfamily

      wow I would love to meet you!!!!! I too thought we were alone…but guess what? One more unschooling family is moving here this month!!! I would love to meet you and your son!! 🙂 I will email you. 🙂

  7. Cheh Chang-Ho

    Just dropping in again, loved the family activism page.

    I’d like to hear your recommendations on games for children. I’ve been looking at buying the original NES from Nintendos For Sale.

    I think you’ll like reading “One Straw Revolution”, by Masanobu Fukuoka. It’s about natural no-till farming. Small book but it was amazing. You can youtube him to get an idea of what he’s all about.



    PS – SuperGhost, my favorite painting is “Uphill”. Amazing texture in the grass…gives it a beautiful sense of depth.

    1. SattvicFamily

      My fav NES game is Princess Tomato!! It is awesome! I do adore Beyond Good And Evil for the XBOX as well. I will get ahold of that book; we have considered starting a small organic farm.


    Dear Madam/Sir,
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    then it has grown from strength to strength. We have successfully
    conducted tours for schools, professional, business executives,
    politicians, journalists, various associations, families and Fit’s.
    Afrimore Tours head office is based in Moshi.We have been receiving many
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    • Adventures/safaris
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    • Free Swahili teaching
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    • Cultural tourism
    • Village walking tourism
    • Biking and hiking
    And investment investigation thus hope will take ahead this new expedition
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    By Elio

  9. Layla


    My name is Layla and I recently began working with a national sandals brand that is attempting to increase their online presence.

    I came across your site (sattvicfamily.net) while looking for websites where I’d be able advertise my new client, and I am very interested in doing so here.

    At this time I am open to a variety of different options for advertising. I am particularly interested in sponsored posts, but would love to hear what else is available. Please get back to me with some options and rate information, I’d really appreciate that. Thanks so much! I look forward to hearing back from you!


    Layla Long

  10. Flora

    Hi there!

    Hope life is treating you well!

    I’m Flora and am an avid reader and blogger, a passion which I think we share.Your blog “sattvicfamily.net” is by far the most interesting I have come across in the recent past, hands down!
    The writer in me is yearning to write a piece for your blog.The best part is I won’t be charging you a penny, but in return all I need is just one link within the article or to my author bio.

    Looking forward to hearing from you,


    1. SattvicFamily

      Hey Flora! We are not accepting guest posts but do offer sponsored posts, if you are looking to write a post for us that contains a link back to a company you’re working with. Please email me at sattvicfamily@hotmail.com for our sponsored post rates!

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