In Part 2 of this story, Sandy provides five more tips for successful travel with children of all ages.
In Part 1 of this story, Sandy shares the first five tips for successful travel with children of all ages.
Our newest quiz is courtesy of TravelPod.com. There are several challenges here, ranging from the world to individual continents.
We recently took a list of some of our most frequently asked questions and each took turns answering them. Learn why we are taking our trip, our packing strategy and our communication plans on the road.
In September 2003, my wife, Sandy and I, left our full-time IT jobs and took an around-the-world trip with our two daughters. At the time, Kristen (age 10) and Lauren (age 12) were in 5th and 7th grade, respectively.
Part of the mission of Trekking the Planet is to promote an active lifestyle as we undertake a series of hikes during our 14-month journey. Our hope is our example will encourage others to find ways to become more active as well.
As we discuss our journey with educators, we have been encouraged by the many ideas on how our materials can be used in the classroom. Below you will find just some of these FUN! activity ideas.
This three minute video, put out by Google Earth, provides some insight into what geography is and why it matters through the eyes of students.
Did you know that American knowledge of geography is one of the worst in the world? A National Geographic-Roper Study that surveyed young Americans showed that 88 percent of those questioned could not find Afghanistan on a map of Asia. Sixty-three percent could not find Iraq or Saudi Arabia on a map, and 75 percent could not point out Iran or Israel.