Learning Travel Articles

What better way to learn than to travel? Indie travel is all about learning – learning about other people, other cultures, and other ways of doing things. It opens our eyes and gives us a perspective that reading a book simply can’t offer.

 
Lessons from Around the World: 11 Skills to Learn on Your RTW Trip
Lessons from Around the World: 11 Skills to Learn on Your RTW Trip One of the benefits of long term travel is the ability to spend several days, or even weeks, immersing yourself in a new skill. Here are some suggestions on places where you can learn to do everything from surfing to French cooking.
Seeing Ourselves In The Context Of A Rich World
Seeing Ourselves In The Context Of A Rich World Jennifer Miller has been a student with the world as her classroom and humanity as her teacher since she was a child. In her continuing series, following the Indie Travel Manifesto, she examines the lessons she's learning regarding her place in the context of a very rich world, indeed.
Top 101 Books for Independent Travel
Top 101 Books for Independent Travel Travelers love to read, so we talked and debated, asked our readers, and came up with the Top 101 Books for Travelers.
Writing an Awesome Travel Blog
Writing an Awesome Travel Blog Blogging is a great way to share your adventures with friends family and strangers. Kick your blog up a notch with these tips.
Finding the Meditation Retreat That’s Right for You
Finding the Meditation Retreat That’s Right for You Interested in deepening your travel experience with a meditation retreat? Noah Daniels lets you know what to expect and how to find the right retreat for you.
16 Things I Might Change If I Was Launching a Travel Startup Today
16 Things I Might Change If I Was Launching a Travel Startup Today BootsnAll CEO Sean Keener has learned a lot over the past 15 years at BootsnAll. With the recent birth of his twin girls, and on the eve of the biggest product launch in his company's history, he has done some reflecting. Today he shares 16 tips for those looking to launch a travel start-up.
Educational Travel: How to Get Permission and Justify the Experience to Your Local School
Educational Travel: How to Get Permission and Justify the Experience to Your Local School Have you ever been tempted to just take your kids out of school and hit the road? Maybe you worried about getting permission or how to demonstrate what your child would learn while traveling. Jennifer Miller skipped most of third and eighth grade because her family was traveling. Those were the best two years of her "schooling," and she went on to become a teacher herself! She will show you how to craft a pitch to your school administrators and how to quantify the learning for your child, and perhaps even benefit every child in your kid's class!
Long Term Travel As Education
Long Term Travel As Education Have you ever wondered what long term traveling families "do about keeping up with school" for their kids? Perhaps you're asking the wrong question. Jenn Miller, world schooling mother of four, teacher by trade, discusses world schooling as a viable educational alternative.
6 Destinations for Conquering Your Phobias Through Travel
6 Destinations for Conquering Your Phobias Through Travel Got a phobia that’s impeded your travels? Check out six places to visit that can help you conquer your fears once and for all.
Travel Math: 7 Equations for the Indie Traveler
Travel Math: 7 Equations for the Indie Traveler Since mathematics is all about avoiding the gray areas, we thought we'd put some of our favorite travel truisms into equation form to demonstrate how easy it is to stop having stupid travel arguments and focus instead on what really matters - the traveling.