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Family travel in this century doesn’t necessarily mean Disney World and Florida beaches. Learn why and how you might want to take your family on a round the world trip, making the world your kids’ classroom while going on the best field trip ever.
- Slow Down!
- With your map unrolled on the dining room table, it's tempting to keep adding dots to your itinerary. After all, you don't want to miss anything! Grab a glass of wine and sit down with Jenn Miller as she explains why they've learned to travel slower, and see the benefits of a less hectic pace for long-term travel.
- Making the World Your Global Classroom
- Follow in the footsteps of ancient warriors. Peer out from the ramparts of their fortresses. Marvel at the sophistication of these by-gone civilizations. Stand in awe at their accomplishments in medicine and mathematics, art and engineering. Learning through first-hand experiences will offer you maximum retention…long after your final test grades…long after the writing on your class notes has faded.
- Getting Kids On Board With Your Big Trip
- What happens when your big idea, your plan for a grand adventure, is met with a, “Meh,” attitude by your children. Or worse, what do you do when they absolutely declare that they won’t go, that you’re ruining their lives and that they’d rather live with Grandma instead? Jenn Miller unpacks her toolkit for helping kids, from littles to teens, get on board and contribute to the family dream!
- Challenging Cultural Norms Through Travel
- There are some commonalities that I’ve noticed among young people who are encouraged to flap their wings as early as they possibly can. There is something about the experience of having to take responsibility for yourself in the real world, struggle through hard things, and get way outside your comfort zone that causes an otherwise ordinary teen to do extraordinary things. So, what qualities do these kids share?
- Giving Teens the Freedom To Travel
- Would you let your child backpack alone with only other teens at 14? How 'bout play music gigs in bars at 15? Would you let your 13 year old live and work with college students on a farm a thousand miles away? Would you let your kids go out for dinner in a strange city, in Thailand, at night, alone? Jenn Miller has let her kids do all of these things and more. In this article she makes the argument for expanding the freedom of teenagers and expecting the very best as a result. You gave them roots, are you brave enough to give them wings?
- You Can Travel After the Kids Are Gone
- Travel is for twenty-somethings and retirees. Kids don't need the mind-expansion or exposure to things outside their little corner of the world. Keep them home; you can travel once they're gone.
- Sharing Travel With A New Generation
- A vocal advocate for the benefits of travel for young people, Jenni describes her top reasons for happily sharing her own travel experiences with "other people's children."
- 10 Tips for Traveling with Babies
- Are you staring down your first big trip with baby and shaking in your boots? Travel with infants can terrify even the most seasoned pre-kid travelers. Jenn Miller, mother and road warrior, shares her ten tips for success when traveling with young children, and a couple of horror stories as well.
- Getting Outside The Box: One Family’s Journey to Full Time Travel
- Jennifer Miller and her family are in year six of an open-ended world tour. As you are reading this, they are homeless yet again as they work their way toward Thailand with backpacks. Ever wonder how that kind of life happens? Grab a cup of coffee, we'll tell ya.
- Why You Should Hostel with Your Family
- Hosteling is not just for the young gap-year traveler anymore. Jennifer Miller shows families how to choose a hostel, what to pack, how to make the most of the experience, and maybe even score a private room. (Hint: have more kids!)