We know you have a lot of choices when it comes to travel blogging to follow and we want to say a BIG thank you for choosing us. How many travel blog choices do you have? Millions and millions!
So, among millions of travel blogs, why choose The Educational Tourist?
I can’t forget what I see in some other blogs. They will remain nameless here, because my mother said, “If you can’t say anything nice, then don’t say anything at all.” and frankly, I think that’s good advice.
However; you saw these blogs. Crazy bait and title changes. Pages and pages of whiny, ‘woe to me’ stuff. Pages of “I’m the best thing since sliced bread” stuff.
My favorite… and by that I mean, what I hate are pictures of girls showing things they shouldn’t. I may look like an old lady or an old mist, but when I see a beautiful young lady traveler in a gorgeous outfit that literally shows off her panties or tits, I can’t help but sigh, roll my eyes, and to think, really? What does it have to do with travel?
You won’t see any of those blunders here. I’m not ready to sell my soul for a few more likes on Instagram or Twitter by literally exposing everything. LOL!
We admire cultures. We respect them. We appreciate them.
More than that, we respect each other!
NOT stunningly gorgeous magazine quality photos
You won’t see it here either. While Mr. Educational Tourist is an amazing photographer and is able to take fantastic pictures, we don’t waste our time taking them on vacation.
Yes, I said – wasting our time.
How is taking fantastic photos a waste of time in our opinion?
Well, those fantastic – jaw-dropping – jaw-dropping photos take time. Much of the time.
One in particular comes to mind. A charming young blogger in a perfect outfit was jumping on top of a building in Cappadocia, Turkey with hot air balloons in the background. It was a stunning photo – gorgeous colors – the perfect moment. BUT, this same blogger explained that she had to iron her outfit which had been wrinkled in transit, got up at 2am, to stage the pillows and furniture on the roof, then wait for sunrise sunshine for the perfect photo. Then she had to take all the pillows and furniture back to where she found them. She spent the a good part of two days to get a great photo.
Me? I prefer to see the country.
To each his own, but in my opinion, this time has been wasted. If you’re interested in a photo shoot of epic proportions but aren’t ready to spend 2 days there, consider hiring a local photographer to set up the shot. I saw a lot of professional photographers in front of the Eiffel Tower. It could be a good compromise.
We have limited time to see the area and we are not going to spend 2 days to get just one photo.
Learn more about the destination
We find out about the destination – before you leave and share it with you.
We read what makes this destination special. We watch movies, eat, read books, study history and architecture and learn a little language. I especially love art and learning about what has been invented in this new place.
How is The Educational Tourist different from other travel blogs?
The amount of research.
See this paper I’m holding in the photo above? This is a preview of the children’s book I’m writing about destinations – the draft. After months of research, I compile it and take it with me.
Once I’ve used it with my own kids on our adventures, I come home, polish, and post for you.
Why recreate the wheel and try to do the same thing yourself?
Why take the time out of your busy life, the job you specialize in, the time you spend running your household, to research things you can find here? To use your expertise in your work, family and life and enjoy My know-how here.
Click on one of these destinations to access the children’s travel activity book:
Other bloggers SAY they do research but, to be honest, our research is far deeper and with a wider scope than you will find anywhere else.
Plus, my research comes with 17 years of teaching experience!
How does this benefit You? You don’t have to recreate the wheel.
When you see a destination that interests you among the places we visited, just read here and you will find everything you need to know – customs, food, inventions, famous people and more! We’ve even created lists of children’s books on every possible topic related to your destination. For example, in the Italy list you will find books on pasta, Catholicism, pizza, gelato, Michelangelo and football.
Improve your child’s future
The world your child will take over is nothing we can imagine now.
The jobs they will have are not even jobs right now. That’s how fast things change.
How do you prepare a child for something that isn’t there yet?
How do you guide them to a future you can’t imagine? What is the best basis you can give them for a world that shrinks and grows at the same time?
Guide your children to open up to the world – the whole world and not just their little part. Show them how to roll with the punches and adapt to a changing environment. Teach them to talk to people and to listen. These skills will be a big part of the future.
How can you teach your child these important skills?
Journey. Pure and simple travel is the best experience you can offer to ensure a bright future.
How does travel prepare your child in ways that traditional education cannot?
The world is small. Thanks to technology, we can talk to people 24/7. Companies all over the world do business together and it is essential to understand each other. Exposure to new things, new people, new experiences gives your children the real skills they will need.
We have fun together. We enjoy life to the full. Laugh and learn with us!
Have a good trip,
Natalie, the educational tourist