HERMOSA BEACH (CBS) — A Hermosa Beach family is getting ready to set sail on a trip of a lifetime.
Mandi Leonard and her husband, Scott, are taking their three boys on three-year trip around the world — a journey they’ve been planning for about ten years.
“We’re starting in the southern Caribbean for six months and then going to the northern Caribbean, going through the Panama Canal, which I think will be extremely interesting and then the Galapagos, which our whole family is very excited to see,” Mandi Leonard told CBS2.
The Leonards put their house up for sale a year ago and started looking at a home school program for their three sons.
“They come home from school and they do their homework. They get it done and then they know they can play. And so we’re gonna have the same philosophy on the boat, get up, get your work done and then we can go explore,” she said.
Leonard says exploring will also be a part of the boys’ education.
“Each of them is going to pick a location and they’re going to be our expert or our tour guide,” she added. “The time is precious. They’re gonna experience the world and see things that they would never be able to see.”