Natalie Tanner, The Educational Tourist, is a proud and involved mother of 2 chickadees – ages 9 and 11.  Her geologist husband shares her passion for travel and teaching others how to enjoy travels with their kids is what the blog is all about!


As a fellow mom I have walked in your shoes… Wonderful sweet kisses and hugs from cherubs snuggling at night and chaotic exhausting wrestles with melting kids.  I’ve traveled far and wide with my kids and lived to tell about it! 🙂 I can help you keep the kiddos busy and occupied during dinners while you enjoy a glass of Italian wine.


I’ve spent 15 years in various roles in Texas’ and Oklahoma’s  elementary schools, including language arts instruction (kindergarten through grade 6), Building Writing Specialist – teaching kiddos how to write in general and pass those darn state tests.


This teaching background is what makes my Adventure Series Ebooks perfect for kids. I know kids – have taught kids, live with kids, and have spent years in the classroom in control of 25 at a time. My eBooks can keep YOUR kids interested, engaged and learning during visits to fantastic adventures like museums and historical sites.


My writing experience started with  writing for teachers in The Mailbox magazine sharing creative ideas for teaching composition and story writing. I love being creative with the kids and they love it, too.

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Now my writings on how to make travel with the kids bath doable AND fun have been featured in these wonderful online sites:

Huffington Post


Family Vacation Critic


Hurrah for Family


Dave’s Travel Corner


Featured Online:

Trip Advisor’s Holiday Lettings “The Top 20 Family Travel Bloggers of 2016” 

Badge from Top 20 Family Travel Bloggers 2016 - The Educational Tourist

FlipKey.com  “Top Twenty Family Blogs to Follow”


Trip Advisor.com “Travel Blogs That’ll Inspire You to Hit the Road This Summer”


Red Tricycle “25 Family Travel Bloggers Share Their #1 Vacation Destinations”


I LOVE teaching – both children and adults and have combined my loves of teaching and traveling to new exotic places right here in this blog. I can help YOU learn how to travel farther, longer, and to more interesting places WITH your kids than you ever dreamed!


Contact The Educational Tourist at tannerns88@gmail.com