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About Us


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.

Whether you’re looking to take a family road trip or are planning on moving internationally and wondering what it’s like to raise a Third Culture Kid, we’ve got loads of articles to help you!

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.

If you’re a tourism board or brand looking to partner/collaborate with us, head on over this way for more info, and for press/media looking to do a feature, find out more here. 🙂

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.

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 

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About Us

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.

24 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,
    Let me start by introducing myself as the Manager of AfriMoreTours Ltd
    operates in Tanzania .Afrimore Tours Ltd is a Tanzanian registered Tour
    company. The Company is a genuine empowerment owned and managed, which
    promotes tourism in Tanzania and the whole East African region. Ever since
    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
    clients from Japan thus would like to partner with your company so that
    may to collect the clients and handle them to us.From there we divide
    equally the profit we are getting.
    We provide the following services to meet with the relevant group or
    client’s specific needs:

    • Special Interest Groups
    • Wildlife research for academic institutions
    • Professional Group Travel
    • Farm tours
    • Incentive Group Travel
    • Tailor-made programmes
    • Shopping Trips
    • Pre and Post Conference Tours
    • Corporate Travel Arrangements
    • Transport arrangements
    • Adventures/safaris
    • Mountain climbing
    • Honey moon and beach holidays
    • Free Swahili teaching
    • FAM tours
    • Wildlife and research for academics institutes
    • Cultural tourism
    • Village walking tourism
    • Biking and hiking
    And investment investigation thus hope will take ahead this new expedition
    plan.Contact ;info@afrimoretours.com
    Kindly regards
    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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    My name is Allie Kolb and I work in casting for a popular international travel show. The show is comprised of following people who are moving from one country to another. It can be a temporary move (6 months or so) or a permanent move. There would be monetary compensation involved for the people featured on the show. I’m reaching out to see if you or anyone you know might be interested in participating in the program! Feel free to email me at alliekolb@leopardusa.com or message me on skype at alliekolb.leopard. Thank you!


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