I often talk about how much my sons have learned from our travels, but it’s hard to actually explain what they’ve learned.
Yes, they learned all the “school stuff” – reading, writing, math, science, social studies. But more importantly, they learned valuable life lessons that will get them through life.
They learned that life isn’t necessarily a bowl of cherries. There are some days that are rainy…
There are times when we have to grind our way up hills that seem like they’ll never end.
But they’re also learning the thrill of victory. They’re learning they can reach the top of those proverbial hills…
They can cross countries one pedal stroke at a time.
And they’ve learned that people are good. Humankind is basically kind and generous and giving and welcoming – not like one would believe from watching the nightly news.
That’s all stuff that can’t be learned in a classroom.
I think my husband said it best: The world is our classroom and our travels are our textbook.