Frequently Asked Questions

What is the schedule of events?

The 2018 summit runs from October 30th to November 2nd in San Miguel De Allende. We are currently in the process of creating our schedule of events and making sure that we have all of the topics covered that our community has asked for! You can see our 2018 Speaker line up here and for more information check out our Program Page from last year.

What activities will be available for the kids?

The kids’ program will include a variety of educational workshops and fun activities to choose from, for every age. Whether your kids are into music, sports, art, dance, technology, drama, culture, or something else, we’ll have engaging activities and facilitators to enliven their interest. Our hope is that each child will find something that resonates with them and that the summit will be filled with fun, learning, adventure, and new friends! To get an idea of the program we offered in 2017 please see our 2017 Children’s Activities Page.
Children will be engaged in activities for the entire weekend. The activities will correspond with the timing for the adult workshops so families can check in with each other at breaks and have lunch together. We ask that all children under the age of two remain with their parents for the entire weekend.
For kids who would rather remain with their parents during sessions, it’s absolutely no problem as long as they’re not being too loud. Adults are also welcome to join their kids in any of the children’s activities. One place a lot of parents like to go with their kids for peace and quiet is the art room, which is set up all day long with all sorts of art supplies for kids and families to create art together. Occasionally, there will be facilitated art activities as well.

We will be updating our 2018 children’s schedule soon!

Who is the event for?

The Family Adventure Summit is for families who are interested in incorporating long-term travel as part of their lifestyle, whether they’ve been traveling nomadically for years, travel a few months per year from home, or are just starting out on their journey. There will also be plenty of opportunities for our attendees to ask questions and give answers in our panel discussions and “unconference” sessions. Click here to hear from other families who attended our 2017 conference.

What topics will be covered at the event?

We hope to cover all aspects of long-term travel. Logistics, education, location independence, entrepreneurship, money, budgets, single-parent travelers, traveling with a disability, getting more out of travel, living your truth, dealing with naysayers, staying in contact with friends and family, intuition, and many more!

What will the structure of each day look like?

On the first three days of the conference, we plan to start around 9:30am and end around 5:30pm most days, with a 2-hour break for lunch, another 2-3 hours for dinner, and an evening activity. However, there are some exceptions, and the times vary a bit from day to day.

Typically the adults will have several workshop options going on while the kids’ program is happening. But there are also times when we’ll be bringing all the families together for certain activities or announcements, and other times when we’ll have families get together in smaller groups so you can get to meet other families on a more intimate level.

On the last day of the conference, we’ll be coming together for a few hours during the day for face painting, flower crown making, a traditional Callejoneada (celebration with mariachi and mojigangas) and more!  The rest of the day will be aimed at getting out in small groups and exploring the amazing Day of the Dead celebrations around the city.

How do I register?

You can register your family here.

What does the conference ticket price cover?

Tickets include access to 3 full days of speaker sessions, workshops, and activities from October 30th to November 1. November 2nd will be spent together celebrating the Day of the Dead! Food and lodging are not included.

What if I need to cancel?

We offer a no-questions-asked refund up to 90 days pre-event. If you cancel your tickets after July 31st, 2018, no refund will be offered however, you may be able to transfer your tickets to another family upon approval from the Family Adventure Summit.

How do I reserve my hotel room?

There are several room times available at Hotel Real De Minas. You can find the options and pricing on our Location Page.

Ready to book your stay? Call 01-800 1476762 or 011 -52-415 152 2626 Ext 551 or email reservaciones1@realdeminas.com.  Be sure to mention you are with the Family Adventure Summit in order to get our group rate!

Do I have to stay in the hotel?

No, it is not required to stay in the hotel, but it is recommended. There will be many evening activities, early mornings, and very busy days. Kids (and adults too) will really enjoy the freedom that comes along with staying overnight. For more information on accommodation in San Miguel click here.

We would like to stay in an RV. Is there camping nearby?

Yes. There are two options for RV camping in San Miguel

  • San Miguel RV Park offers the closest RV accommodation…it is only a 6-minute walk from the conference center! This RV park can only accommodate rigs UNDER 26 feet.
  • San Ramon Hotel and RV Park is a bit outside of town and is an 11-minute drive from the conference center.

How soon do I need to book accommodation?

Don’t wait too long. We recommend booking your accommodation as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. For a more in-depth look at booking accommodation in San Miguel de Allende, please read our Where To Stay in San Miguel de Allende post!

Can I come without my family?

The Family Adventure Summit is going to be fun for the whole family! While we highly encourage you to bring your family to the event, we do understand that this may not be possible either logistically or financially. If bringing your family does not work for you, we do offer the purchase of a single or couples ticket.

Who will be there?

There will be families from all over the world in attendance!

Does FAS have a religious affiliation?

No, FAS is a secular event. There will be families there with various religious beliefs, as well as atheism and agnosticism, and we welcome everyone. We have no agenda to promote any particular religion

What time should I arrive?

We encourage you to arrive early to explore the area. There will be informal meetups of attendees in the days leading up to the summit!

Is there a Facebook group for Family Adventure Summit?

Yes! If you are planning on coming to the event, please join our Facebook Group here. This is a place where you can ask questions and schedule pre and post-conference meetups with other families.

How can I help?

Would you like to volunteer? Do you have a special skill that you could offer? Are you able to help at the event? We can use your help before, during and after the conference and volunteering is a great way to feel like a part of the community. Just let us if you are willing to help out and we will put your talents to good use! Please email us at hello@familyadventuresummit.com.