How travel supports global citizenship

Focusing on the experience when traveling with kids

Rachel Pieh Jones lives in Djibouti with her husband and three children. She has written for the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, Family Fun, Babble, the Big Roundtable, and Running Times. You can find Rachel at Djibouti Jones.
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Five ways travel promotes multiculturalism

Ashley Steel and her husband Bill Richards have traveled with their kids since their oldest daughter was 6-weeks old. Together they wrote “Family on the Loose: The Art of Traveling with Kids.” and will publish “100 Tips for Taking Your Kids to Europe” in the spring 2016. Read more about the family’s adventures at Family on the Loose.
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Traveling impact on our culture

Amanda Mouttaki is a curious, world traveling mom of two boys. She is an American expat living in Marrakech with her husband and children where they own and operate a food tour company. They love culinary travel and taking the fear out of travel both with and without kids. Read all about it on MarocMama.
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Further reading

… on Multicultural Kid Blogs

Traveling Is Great for your Kids’ Culture and Language Awareness
Long-term International Travel and Families
Game of Vlogging Telephone: Travel
Slow Travel: 3 Months in Luang Prabang, Laos
Camping with Kids
Europe with Kids
MKB Book Club: Family on the Loose

… on our members’ sites

Top 10 Ways to Learn Through Travel by All Done Monkey
Ideas to teach children about the world through travel.

The Importance of Multilingualism and Travel by Discovering the World through my Son’s Eyes
Traveling as a way of preserving the family ties, as well as keeping the culture and language alive especially for our child.

Where are you from? by La Cité des Vents
A reflection on this crushing question for any multicultural person.

How to Introduce Your Kids to New Cultures without Leaving the Country by Our Whole Village
Cultures vary, not only between countries, but also within countries. You can experience different values, beliefs and ways of life mere hours from home.

10 ways to travel the world with your family by The Educators’ Spin on It
Ideas and tips on how to incorporate culture and global learning into your every day.

Why Culture Shock is Good For You by Bicultural Mama
Find out the benefits of traveling and discovering other cultures

Raising kids with strong roots and a happy identity by Ketchup Moms
Travelling back home can be a rich and rewarding experience for the entire family especially when you live on the other side of the world from grandparents, siblings and the many cousins.

Africa or Disney World? by Literary Mama
Finding beauty and creativity abroad

Culinary World-schooling: When The World Becomes Your Kitchen by Pint Size Gourmets
Culinary World-Schooling has become the basis for everything we do when it comes to teaching our children. Here’s how we do it!

10 things I want to say to my little world travellers by The Piri-Piri Lexicon
Why travel matters to us as a family and how important it is in raising our children

“H” is for…Humility by Third Culture Mama
How we can foster awareness, gratitude and humility as little citizens travel.

6 Reasons to Take Your Kids Out of the Country and 6 Ways to Make It Happen by Vagabonding with Kids
The benefits of traveling with children and resources in planning your first trip.

Compassion Experience: our troop’s experience by Use Resources Widely
When you can’t travel overseas, reach out to local connective to learn about life on other countries. How one group of 5th graders experienced life in the Philippines.

Money saving tips for your next language trip by Bilingual Avenue
A certified financial planner shares her best tips to help you save for your next language travel experience with your kids.

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