I love take-offs. The excitement of acceleration and lifting above the clouds.
Whether it's a trip to Texas, Philadelphia, California, or Minnesota, every vacation is an exciting adventure. Each place has its own history. And, of course, delicious food.
It is so exciting to visit other countries, hear other languages, explore other cultures. What fun to get out the passport and see the nations!
God has opened the door for me to visit Europe three times. I took my older three daughters to London in 2011, the whole family visited the Netherlands in 2012, and we traveled to Italy this year.
In London, we stayed in a hostel, planned our own itinerary, and went everywhere on the Tube (London's subway). In the Netherlands we rented an apartment in Den Hague (cheaper than Amsterdam), bought a train pass, and made day trips to castles, Harlem (to see Corrie ten Boom's museum), Amsterdam, and Belgium. Everything was close and we had a blast. Our last trip was to Italy and we tried something new: a guided tour. We flew into Venice and traveled throughout Italy on a tour bus, flying home from Rome. The tour was a wonderful way to see everything we could possibly imagine in Italy.
I love to travel in Europe. My favorite places to visit are museums, cathedrals, and churches. They are so filled with treasures that make the past come alive.
I told my family to leave me in the British Museum and just pick me up in a week.
It is so excising to visit towns that are older than our nation. Assisi was a walled medieval town with folks still raising children, working, and living within its walls. Europe is a living history museum-a treasure trove for homeschooling families.
An education itself, a vacation to Europe is an experience of a lifetime. Before you write it off as an impossible dream, consider how your family could travel to Europe, too.
We found that vigilantly looking for sales and discounts, we could find a great deal if we were patient.
Travel in the Kitchen
God's world is so beautiful! There is so much to explore! I love to travel and learn so much when I travel.
That's why I created the Travel God's World series. With curriculum, unit studies, and a cookbook, you can travel the world right from your family room.
One of my favorite things to do is explore other cultures in the kitchen. I love to try new recipes from around the world.
If so, you have to check out Travel God's World Cookbook with all kinds of fun recipes to try: Bubble Tea from Taiwan, Nanaimo Bars from Canada, Puff-Puffs from Nigeria, Kiwi Dip from Australia, and Cracked Conch from the Bahamas. So many recipes, so little time.
Divided up by continents, each country in the book has a page with her flag, a list of dishes you have to try if and places you have to see if you visit, and other information, followed by a few of our family's favorite recipes from that nation.
You will have a blast traveling around the world in your kitchen.
To check out our resources below, simply click on the photos below. Our resources are available in print and as E-books. However, don't just travel in your family room and kitchen, make your travel bucket list and get out there to see the world!
God bless you and keep your safe as you travel, wherever you go.
More Travel God's World Resources