Did You Ever Get Tired of Traveling?

Tired of travelNo! If we hadn’t run out of money and if it weren’t for the kids’ educations suffering at the hands of their parents, we could have stayed on the road indefinitely!






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  • Marie July 26, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Do you really think the children’s education was suffering?? I just can’t imagine that they were not getting a superb education of the world. What an amazing gift to have given them.

    • john@higham.com August 27, 2014 at 5:17 am

      Hi Marie,

      Sorry for the delay in replying. My children are now 20 and 17 if you can believe it; how time flies. I’ve always said that our around the world trip is a 20 year experiment in human development. With the perspective of time, I can say our children’s education did not suffer because they took a year off from formal education. I like to say “no harm done.” During our year abroad they weren’t getting exposure to dangling participles, that’s for sure.

      One thing I learned during our year abroad was the appreciation of formal educators; even with all the warts and imperfections that come with classroom learning.

  • Tyler March 6, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Do you think home school is better or public school?

    • John Higham March 6, 2015 at 10:58 pm

      Of course there is no one-size-fits-all answer to that question. For many, home schooling is not only adequate but a superior choice; for my family it was not. I learned on our “World The Round” trip that just because I may know a subject does not mean I can teach it. I suspect many parents are in the same situation.

      On the other hand, I know of situations where home schooling failed the children completely. Traditional schools certainly have short-comings when it comes to educating children; they nearly killed the joy of learning in my kids, but I still think traditional schools was the best option for them.

      A lot depends on what the child actually wants out of life and then it is up to the parents to help the child achieve it.

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