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Unschool Adventures / New Zealand 2013
Unschool Adventures / Spain 2018
Unschool Adventures / Argentina Semester 2017
Unschool Adventures / New Zealand 2016
Unschool Adventures / Adventure Semester 2015
Unschool Adventures / Nepal 2014

Hi, I’m Blake.

Welcome to my home on the web.

Me in 10 Seconds

I’m an advocate for self-directed learning.

I write, speak, podcast, and build things online.

Since 2008 I’ve taken teenagers on life-changing trips through my company Unschool Adventures.

California native. Heavily traveled. Mountain lover.

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I interview fascinating people from the worlds of alternative and experiential education on my podcast, Off Trail Learning. Find new episodes on iTunesSoundcloud, or your preferred app.

Side Projects

The Way of Adventure (2017): a self-paced online course for budding adventurers

How to Live Nowhere (2017): an online book about nomadic living, written for twenty- and thirty-somethings

Off-Trail Learning (2016): a resource website for teenagers, young adults, and parents considering alternative education

What to Do Instead of School (2016): a PDF compilation of activity suggestions for young adults

The Unschool Adventures Guide to Online Travel Fundraising (2012): a guide to crowdfunding your next travel adventure as a young person

Original Videos

In 2018 I published four short original videos about topics close to my heart. View them below or on Facebook.

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A Few Kind Words

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