Anytime we have the opportunity to travel as a family, we are looking for fun and adventure. However, one of my favorite benefits of homeschooling is the chance to take a homeschool travel approach to the trip and seize the opportunity to learn on the road.
For example, we took a last-minute family trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, tagging along with my husband who had business there. I was able to turn this trip into a spontaneous “field trip” — complete with a unit study and scientific/historical tour — by creating a unit study on the fly. The basic idea is to make the most of learning opportunities while on the road whenever possible.
This week I am a guest contributor at Hip Homeschool Moms and I am sharing How to Plan for Homeschool Travel. Click through to the full post and find four simple steps for turning travel into a hands-on learning experience for the whole family.
Do you ever get a chance to incorporate travel into your homeschooling plans? Have you had the chance to homeschool abroad? What other ways do you incorporate learning outside the “classroom” of home?