Travel is Educational: Travel More with Kids

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I’m currently going through the process of cleaning and organizing all my computer files and moving them to my new computer. Please grunt with me now. It is as awful as it sounds and a price I pay for having minimal organizational skills.

Anyway, I came across an opinion piece Kalyra wrote last year when we took her out of school to travel. This was the work we promised her teacher we’d do so she did not fall behind with persuasive writing.

I want to share that piece with you today.

We are encouraging our daughters to be entrepreneurial minded and brave enough to express yourself even when fearful of what others think. When I suggested we publish this post on the blog, Kalyra agreed with the condition that we pay her!!!

Love her sass and we could not let that opportunity for learning, negotiation and standing up for your worth pass.

She haggled hard, and in the process, we taught her about making a stance for your worth but also how to leave room in your offering for negotiation and market readiness!

This is how we homeschool. You can learn more in my homeschooling 101 guide here.

Okay, so I’m outta here. Kalrya is ready to tell you why she thinks travel is educational.

Travel is Educational

Did you know that travel is the best education you can get?

I’m absolutely certain that traveling is educational. I’ve been traveling with my family since I was born, including an 18-month road trip around Australia. I know that travel helps you develop global awareness through real-life experiences and helps you to overcome fears.

people playing in the sand
Learning how to sand sculpt on Boracay Island

You can learn about animals, plants and indigenous people. To give an example, on an aboriginal tour in a rainforest, you can learn about the different ways they use nature for food, tools, and medicine.

Or, you can swim with sea lions in their natural habitat and see how curious and playful they are. Therefore, travel makes learning about the world fun and interesting.

Additionally, you can visit lots of different places. You can see so many exciting places like Sea World, Movie World, DreamWorld, Aussie World and Sea Life.

For instance, you can visit another country and experience their food, culture and different money. You can even learn new languages!

Plus, you can use maps to help you get around, work how long it will take you to get to places and how to not get lost by using a compass.

Grand palace Bangkok
Group photo with some local Thais at the Grand Palace in Bangkok

Finally, travel can help you be confident and brave. When you travel, you talk to a lot of strangers, which takes a lot of confidence and courage.

To further explain, activities like zip lining, quad biking and snorkeling can be adventurous and fun and help you overcome your fears. Hence, travel is great for building confidence and courage.

Jungle Surfing (zip lining) in the Daintree Rainforest of Queensland, Australia
zip lining in the Daintree Rainforest

Book your family road trip now!

It’s definitely clear that if you want to have fun and learn at the same time then travel is the way to go!

In a nutshell, travel helps you gain confidence and courage, have real-life experiences, and learn about the world by interacting with it.

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16 thoughts on “Travel is Educational: Travel More with Kids”

  1. Love to travel and definitely looks like really enjoy every minute of it, that’s awesome! Discovering the world through your eyes is unique and educational. Can’t wait for the next stop, Thailand… Miss the food and great people there. Thanks for the wonderful experience through your eyes.

  2. Go Kalyra! I think all kids should read this lovely little post so it can inspire them to travel more. Or at least bug their parents to book some awesome adventures! I know that for us travel has taught us way more than any classroom lesson ever has and we hope we never stop learning! C&K

  3. Very interesting blog, Kalyra! Bravo!! Travel is definitely educational and a lot of fun too!! I agree with you. Hope you continue to learn and have fun every day!! 🙂

  4. Yes, there is no doubt travelling is both educational and inspirational. In my
    case it is also highly addictive.
    We did not travel much until we retired but ever since our first trip to far North
    Queensland we do at least three trips each year. We travel as two couples who
    are well into our seventies and still loving it. Our next excursion will take us back
    to Victoria and South Australia, about a 5500km trip.
    Personally, I would travel full time if that was possible. It’s just a sense of freedom.

  5. It’s so true! I have a friend who’s parents took her out of school for 6 months to travel as a child and she said she learnt and recalls so much more from that time. Also a lot of the developmental skills you are gaining get to be applied more intensely and more frequently. I feel like it would have such a big impact on linguistics for one!

    Emma x

  6. Hello I’m from Brazil. I love the post.
    I have 2 daughters of 6 and 7 years.
    I am making some savings so that I can travel and get them to know new cultures.
    This post really inspired me. thank you so much

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