Family Educational Vacations - Family in EgyptEducational travel does not mean boring.  At Wizard of Odysseys, our goal is to excite everyone in the family about travel.  Our definition of educational travel includes visiting a college student while they study abroad to volunteer travel and expedition cruises.  We will design a trip especially for you or suggest a tour with one of our partners.  


Suggestions for Successful Educational Experiences

  • Keep the interests of the travelers at the forefront.  If there is little or no interest, true fun is hard to achieve.  If this is a trip about which the parents have dreamed of taking the children, but they have no interest, forego the destination for now.
  • Informal learning while travel can yield the same level of benefit as a formal educational tour.  Take advantage of opportunities when on your own.  Leverage the learning styles of each traveler. 
  • Think out of the box to make things fun.  For example, find gargoyles at Notre Dame that resemble members of the family;  take a gladiator class in Rome; learn the “haka” (Maori war dance) in New Zealand.  Remember, that education extends far beyond the classroom.
  • Plan in 6-9 months advance for school holidays, particularly for educational tours as these have limited availability and often fill many months in advance.

Suggestions for Educational Experiences

  • Lindblad Expeditions
  • Smithsonian Journeys
  • National Geographic Expeditions
  • Cross Cultural Solutions
  • Austin Lehman Adventures