Challenging Cultural Norms Through Travel

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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?

Lessons from Around the World: 11 Skills to Learn on Your RTW Trip

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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.

5 Reasons Travel Should Be Part of Education

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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!

5 Questions To Ask When Planning Your Big Trip

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Are you planning your first big trip? Jenn Miller shares five questions to ask yourself before you dive in.

Best Solo Travel Tips from Those Who Have Done It

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Solo travel can be a scary thing, particularly if you’ve never hit the road alone before. Many people would never plan a one week vacation alone much less contemplate a RTW trip without a partner to share it with. But as these solo travelers share, going at it alone can be one of the most exciting and rewarding ways to travel.

Ten Mistakes to Avoid on Your Around the World Trip

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Here are some personal gaffs that could quite easily have been avoided had Helen heeded warnings, followed advice, and planned just a little bit better . Yes, that’s right; they’ve all been tried and tested, so better just take Helen’s word for it, rather than stumble into the same pitfalls yourself.

Giving Teens the Freedom To Travel

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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?

9 Great Destinations to Begin Your Round the World Trip

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For first time RTW travelers, there’s so much to think about. Getting that first country on your itinerary is an exciting time, and many struggle with finding the best place to begin. Here are nine countries that make excellent first stops on your round the world adventure.

What Would You Do If You Were Not Afraid?

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What would you do if you were not afraid? What extraordinary things could you accomplish? Maybe now is the time to get over your fears and let travel transform your life.

Higher Education For Free?

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Jenn Miller has a degree in institutional education and fifteen years of experience in outside the box experience in the alternative education world. She believes travel is a fantastic teacher, that a university degree should be pursued, and that these two dreams are not mutually exclusive. She’ll show you how to get high quality education for free and combine your gap year (or two!) with your long range plans for your intellectual education!