4 Worn Passports

Inspiring Family Gap Years and Independent Global Travel

Independent. Global. Family. Travel.

Want to give your kids a childhood to remember? Take them to explore the world. From Iceland to Thailand, the Great Wall to the Great Barrier Reef, all you need is a passport and an intrepid spirit.

Welcome Y'all!

We are an Alabama family with a passion for independent global travel. A few years ago, we ditched middle school to travel around the world. We spent less on our 5 month global adventure than many people spend on cars--and our memories won't depreciate!

Our mission is to help other families travel boldly. Our motto:

No Travel Agent. No Tour Group. No Trust Fund. No Problem!

Whether you are planning a two-week vacation, or a family gap year, we're here to help! Follow along for trip ideas, budget tips, practical advice, and funny (and not-so-funny) stories from traveling the world.

Your kids only have one childhood...make it one to remember!

Our Story
  • 1Amazing World
  • 4Intrepid Travelers
  • 6Continents Visited
  • 41Countries Down
  • 154Countries to Go!

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By Continent

Featured Articles

5 Reasons to Visit Holbox Island, Mexico

Worried about Mexico's new travel warning about bad booze and violence? With whale sharks and pristine beaches, Holbox Island is the Yucatan's best-kept secret! You won't find Carlos-n-Charlie's...

Naples monuments covered in graffiti

Is Italy Over-Rated? (Part One)

After being banned from a shop, nearly mugged by a thug on a train, and yelled at when ordering pizza--all in the same day--this family asks: Is Italy is over-rated?