Using Travel to enhance your childrens understanding of the World

This workshop was taught in the 2015 Not Back to School Summit - REGISTER HERE for FREE live access to our next summit!

One of the greatest blessings we have given our children is the gift of travel. We have incorporated it into every part of our lives including their education and homeschooling. This has opened up our children's minds like nothing else could. It has given them the opportunity to be a light unto the world and share their views and feelings about what they see and learn. It has in many ways given them a deeper appreciation of what they have and has built their testimonies as they have seen how hard life can be when you are not living the principles of the gospel. One of the reasons families don't do this kind of world travel is often because the cost far exceeds the budget. The Bartlett's have discovered ways that blow away the budget excuse. They have traveled 3 weeks in Europe with 4 children in tow for less than $2500.00 total. That includes air, accommodations, transportation, food, fun and more. Come learn their secrets in this fascinating journey and about the incredible experiences that have come from their adventures.

More about Dale and Michelle Bartlett

Dale & Michelle Bartlett are the authors of two internationally known travel books and multiple social media sites and blog with information designed to help people travel more for much less than most could ever dream. They are best known for their first book, "Have Kids - Will Travel" and for being the family travel experts, but are quickly becoming experts on inexpensive travel for anyone, singles, couples or families. In 1997, the Bartlett's began discovering different ways anyone can travel inexpensively and sometimes free. Their first trip with their four children to France and England cost them a total of $4000.00 including air, hotel, car rental, food and fun. They have since found ways to cut this much more drastically. As acclaimed speakers, the Bartlett's have shared the podium with such notable personalities as New York Times Bestselling Author Richard Paul Evans, Paula Fellingham founder of The Women's Information Network, noted Author and "Get Away Guru" Larry Gelwix (real life coach of the team featured in the movie, "Forever Strong"), John Taylor Gatto, Rebecca W. Keller, Ph.D and Alice Fulton-Osborne. The Bartlett's have been featured on television morning shows, radio programs, as well as in multiple newspapers across the country and countless articles in print.

More for our members on field trips:

At HECOA, we LOVE field trips!  They are a great way to enhance your academic content and they really help kids to get hands-on experiences to extend the learner to much deeper levels.  We have articles as well as recorded webinars on field trips, and we have TWO amazing field trips scheduled at the national level for 2016 - one is to Yellowstone National Park in June 2016, and the other is to Washington D.C. in September!


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Tanya Traylor says

Thank you so much to Dave and Michelle for sharing their valuable insights and knowledge with us!  I just love it!  I did have a topic I wanted to ask them about, if they are able to answer:

I would love to know of any opinions/insights/experiences they, or people they know, have had with credit cards that collect points or miles, but are from a bank or credit card company and are not tied to any specific airline?  The points or miles are supposed to transfer to any airline without blackout dates, and some claim to hotels, rental car compaies, cruise lines also.  I worry about the value of the points or miles with a non-specific card and if you could get 'more bang for your buck' with a specific airline's credit card. Do they know of any advantages or disadvantages people should be aware of?  I have tried looking through several different offers and still am not sure if one is better over the other.  I like the flexibility of being able to transfer to any airline without blackout dates, but want to get the best value.  Is there a best credit card company or bank credit card that they know is very valuable, easy to work with, etc?  

Thank you for any insights as I have just read their 3rd edition book this last month (thought it was the 4th edition) and have been trying to sort through the different types of offers and was curious what they thought.  Thank you again and take care!  

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