What is the Educational Tourist?

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  1. Kristi says:

    I always learn so much from you!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Thanks! That makes it all so interesting! They say you learn something new every day!! 🙂

  2. Nicole Anderson says:

    I truly admire the vision you have to come up with this amazing concept that I’m sure every parent would simply love! Just brilliant and you have a fabulously appropriate knowledge base and background to pull this off. Its just such a great source of information and this site is something I will be letting quite a few of my friends know about.

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Thank you so much! We parents really need to work together to share our strengths. Raising kids is a tough job but the most wonderful and important, right? Thanks for sharing with your friends! I appreciate it.

  3. This is such a wonderful resource! As we consider planning for a family, I’ve been concerned about how it will affect our travel, and how beneficial it would be to the kids. I love that you put something together that is both educational and gets kids out into the world.

    • NatalieTanner says:

      You really CAN have it all! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂 You are at an exciting time – planning for your family. It will only be MORE fun.

  4. What an interesting concept. I don’t have any kids myself, so my trips are totally the way I want them to be, but for someone with kids this could be a great resource. I am sure travelling with kids can be a bit stressful and some tips could help 🙂

  5. rhiydwi says:

    My eyes ALWAYS glaze over when I’m on a guided tour of anywhere! You’re totally right – guides and guide books try and squeeze too much information in. I, and my fellow short attention spanned people and kids, want the basics. Such a great concept and idea you’ve got going!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      The honesty in your comment just cracks me up! LOL! Oh, we have ALL been there. Once, in the cathedral of Seville, I was discussing Christopher Columbus’ tomb with my kids (it is WAY cool) and I sensed there were 2 ladies behind us. Thinking we were in their way, I pulled my kids over closer. The next place we stopped to talk, there they were again so I scooted my kids closer to give them room. That is when my MIL, who was traveling with us, told me, “Natalie! They are listening in.” LOL! Thanks for the warm wishes. 🙂

  6. Rebecca says:

    This sounds brilliant. I don’t have kids but I remember going to museums as a kid and it was so hard for me to pay attention after a while but I think your method is so much more engaging.

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Thank you! I only remember one ‘historical’ visit for school when we went to NASA, which is the US space exploration center. It was a school field trip and I remember learning nothing!! While it was fun and all…it could have been SO much more educational as well. Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comment.

  7. Your passion for this perspective on life literally jumps right off the screen! I am quite excited to dig a little deeper, to see just what you mean about a different kind of guide (I am SOOO sick of the typical stuff that floods the internet!). Really looking forward to using some of your tools on our upcoming family travels!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Thank you, how sweet! Yes, I am passionate about it for sure!! I just want everyone to be able to have the adventure of their dreams!! You CAN do it with the kids. It just strikes me as so sad when people either don’t take the kids or don’t take them to fantastic places they dream of. Welcome to the site! Let me know if you need more personalized info for your upcoming adventures!

      • Oh I would love that! Let’s email 😀 You can reach me at 8duffels2mutts@gmail.com. We will be taking our preschoolers to the rainforest(notthe Amazon) and cloudforest in Ecuador soon. Would love some ideas to teach along the way..we do carry a magnifying glass and hope to pick up binoculars soon!

  8. I love the concept of educational tourist. I am one of those firm believers that travel is one of the best teachers in life. The more you travel, the less ignorant you are of the world. It also makes you more sensitive to the different cultures and ways of life.

    • NatalieTanner says:

      We really need more of that in the world, don’t we? Always lovely to connect with like minded peeps! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Riely says:

    Such an amazing concept to create a guide ideal for kids and to promote engaging them in learning while enjoying exploring an historical site. A great source of information for parents. Kids love to learn as long as they understand what is being presented. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Ha Truong says:

    This is such an interesting concept. I can see your passion with creating trips to educate your kids in learning and engaging with the history as well as the culture. Love this concept and will apply when I have kids 🙂

  11. Only By Land says:

    You put that well about paying for a guide and how it’s not interesting, then for the kids it’s twice as bad. Unless there’s a Buzz Lightyear involved my daughter won’t be interested! You have a wonderful concept and I now understand better past posts of yours I have read and I’m looking forward to future posts for ideas when I’m traveling with my daughter!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Thank you so much for telling me this. I wasn’t sure about telling this about me…but interesting to know it gave you a better feel for other posts. I didn’t realize. Thanks for your opinion!!

  12. Suzanne says:

    Thank you for sharing your backstory. I am also happy you mentioned that all parents are teachers. Many people fail to realize that mommy and daddy are the first teachers you ever encounter in life. I agree with you that travel can be the best education kids can get. It’s hands-on, global and its impact remains indelible on the mind.

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Welcome! Thank you for saying that! I wasn’t sure…. 🙂 I feel especially passionate that parents teach everything!! So much more than they realize.

  13. leahshoup says:

    I love how you are able to mix all of your hands on experience with a love for traveling! I hope that one day, when I have children, that I can educate them in this way. For now, thanks for the amazing resource and keep up the good work!

  14. Joanna says:

    I love how you chose to raise your children and engage them in learning by having fun and by traveling. I actually think that this is the real education a child has to be given, real examples and real interactions with life, not just boring subjects in school. Practice made fun is the best way to get a child to understand and learn better.

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Thank you!! We agree completely. Thanks for sharing your opinion. It is always so great to meet like minded peeps!! 🙂

  15. I would like to be an educational tourist for my nephews. They are adventure-seekers already. I want to read and share my knowledge with them.

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