For the Lockwoods, travel is not just about the destination. The journey itself is valuable.
“We are on the cusp of cheetahs no longer having a viable breeding population,” says Tim Spalla. “We’re destroying their landscapes more and more every day. Once a human has touched a cheetah, it can never go back to the wild. Even the cheetahs we’ve been rescuing in Somalia can never be re-wilded. They either go to a zoo or a sanctuary—and cheetahs don’t breed in captivity.”
While some of us ate, slept, worked, schooled, and recreated within the same four walls for much of the past year, NE Denver residents who frequented I-70 from Brighton Blvd. to the airport saw massive changes.
If you’ve never undertaken a long bike trip, the Goldstein family’s visit to Normandy, France suggests it can be an especially meaningful way to experience another country, provided your children are old enough to propel themselves.
Based on her experience as the International Ministry Program Lead for SCL Health, Michas suggests that Western practitioners have much to learn from Tanzanians’ more holistic conception of health, which addresses an individual’s physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
It’s our first international trip as a family of four. The Dominican Republic seems like a good fit.
An Ebola outbreak did not stop eight DSST-Montview seniors from participating in a school-sponsored trip to Rwanda and Uganda this summer.
This summer, we decided to go beyond our usual visits to my Japanese mother’s relatives, and take the children (ages 10 and 8) on a bit of a history tour: Hiroshima; The Floating Shrine; Traditions by the Sea of Japan; and more.
Photographer Mike Holtby got rare access to view and photograph the Hadzabe (Hadza) tribe, the last hunter gatherer tribe in Tanzania. This communal and egalitarian society does not value private property, and does not want modern technology or even farming to interfere with their values and traditions, says Holtby.
Known for its complex history, delicious pho, and iconic landscapes, Vietnam has always been high on our list of places to experience. And experiencing it with our children was important to us. Vietnam marked our second trip to Asia—and our children’s first trip to a communist country, as Vietnam is one of the five remaining communist countries today.
Have you taken a trip with the goal to understand and experience another culture (with or without kids)? Contact us if you’d like to share your information for our “Cultural Travel” page.