Jennifer Miller Travel Articles

 
Challenging Cultural Norms Through Travel
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?
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5 Reasons Travel Should Be Part of Education
5 Reasons Travel Should Be Part of Education Travel and education are two of Jenn Miller's passions. She's dedicated her life to combining the two, not just for herself and her children, but for people everywhere. She presents five reasons that she believes travel should be a part of every well rounded education. Haven't traveled yet? That's okay, because we're all still learning!
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10 Things I’ve Learned From Life And Travel
10 Things I’ve Learned From Life And Travel Travel is an infamous teacher and Life a merciless school mistress. Jennifer MIller shares ten lessons gleaned from a gypsy life and asks, "What's the road teaching you?"
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Reinventing Your Life with Travel
Reinventing Your Life with Travel I think it’s safe to say that the majority of folks hit the wall at some point, look up from their carefully crafted norm and think, “How in the hell did I get here, and what am I doing, anyway?” And the most frustrating part of all is that everyone around us seems to accept this soul-sucking realization as par for the course and they just keep plodding. Is this life? Is this all there is? Is this what it means to be an adult and a responsible member of society? I would submit that the answer is, “Yes,” to the vast majority, but a wild and resounding, “HELL NO!” to a growing minority to whom passion means more than security. Are you looking to make that left turn and really live the second half of your life? Rafat, my friend, this one is for you.
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5 Questions To Ask When Planning Your Big Trip
5 Questions To Ask When Planning Your Big Trip Are you planning your first big trip? Jenn Miller shares five questions to ask yourself before you dive in.
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Giving Teens the Freedom To Travel
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?
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Preparing Young Children To Fly
Preparing Young Children To Fly Jenn Miller has been traveling with kids for nineteen years across six continents and nearly nearly 40 countries. She has a master's degree in toddler travel, having ridden that merry-go-round five times over a ten year span. She weighs in on airplane etiquette for children, how to prepare at home, and structure for success.
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Guide to Walking the Camino de Santiago
Guide to Walking the Camino de Santiago One of the things that amazes me about the Camino is it’s universal appeal. Thousands of pilgrims walk it every year. Hundreds of thousands have been walking it for centuries. Catholics, protestants, athiests, agnostics, pagans, buddhists, jews, and every hybrid you can imagine line the path. The movie The Way, with Martin Sheen, inspired thousands more to pack a bag and take a long walk. Perhaps you are among them. If you’re considering walking the Camino de Santiago, here’s what you need to know:
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Honoring the Lessons Travel Teaches
Honoring the Lessons Travel Teaches The things we learn about who we are, who we were, who we are becoming, and how that fits with who we thought we were when we started our journey are some of the most profound realizations a traveler comes to on the road. The difficult part, of course, is what happens when we come home
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5 Safe Places in the Middle East to Travel to Now
5 Safe Places in the Middle East to Travel to Now Did you know that two of the world's safest ranked countries are smack dab in the Middle East? Wondering where you can go in the midst of all the bad news? Here are five countries in the Middle East that are safe, welcoming, and unbelievable!
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