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Blacksmith

How can travel help kids learn?

Maybe it’s because we’re both teachers or maybe it’s a question that all parents of traveling families get, but we get asked a lot about our son’s education.  Aren’t they in school?  How do they learn? In return, I tell people that Davy and Daryl have learned more in these years on the road than […]

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Grand Canyon

Family travel: A life changing event

“You’re crazy,” one of my high school students told me one day before we left on this journey.  “I call you my crazy teacher.” “Why?”  I asked. “I can’t believe you’re going to ride your bike from Alaska to Argentina.  That’s just crazy.  That’s something people talk about doing – but they never actually do […]

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Travel is the best education kids can have

“Don’t worry about the kids learning,” a teacher friend of mine told me one day.  “Just provide a stimulating environment and they’ll learn.  Their brains are like sponges.” That day so many years ago I was preparing to teach first grade for the first time.  Although I had taught many years prior to that, my […]

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