In between sports practices and games, music lessons, volunteer work, and of course heaps of school projects and homework, families are pressured preparing children for college.
As a result, an emerging family travel trend is blending vacation time into a child's school curricula for history, literature, geography and science. The emerging trend is called eco-adventure vacations. This type of family travel focuses on fun, outdoor experiences and the impact these meaningful travels can have on a child's imagination.
Some examples of eco-adventures right here in North America include:
- Staying at the only lodge located within the entire Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska. With a focus on providing quality natural history and respectful cultural instruction, your family can hike through hemlock forests, raft through emerald-colored waters, canoe on a glassy lagoon, spy on sea otters enjoying the lagoon in their own "rafts," kayak among glacial ice and revel at the tremendous wildlife viewing opportunities along the way including whales, eagles, moose, spawning salmon, caribou and puffins.
These eco-adventure vacations offering up-close-and-personal views of nature are led by naturalists and historians who are trained to understand -- and have a passion for -- culture, plants, birds and animals and their relationships to ecosystems.
Eco-adventure vacations bring education alive, and if a child can better understand the world, s/he will be more likely and better prepared as an adult to improve it!