Watching their 6-year-old son cast a fishing net onto the Mekong River in northern Thailand, Gavin and Sarah Steiner knew they had made the right choice.

For the past six months the Kiwi couple and their two sons, Harry, 6, and Oscar, 4, have been travelling the globe, and intend to carry on exploring for the rest of the year - and beyond.

They are part of a growing trend of globetrotting families who have rejected the traditional work and school lifestyle, and instead embraced the culturally rich life on the road, or "worldschooling".

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