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EER127: Adding Cultural Experiences to Family Travel
Cultural experiences make family travel richer. Whether it's cooking classes or celebrating a local holiday, there's something about incorporating cultural experiences into family travel that makes it all more meaningful. Today I talk with Becky Morales from Kid World Citizen about cultural education and how to add cultural experiences to family travel.
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Adding Cultural Experiences to Family Travel
Becky's exploration of other cultures started when she was a child with an adopted brother and sister from Peru. Visiting the country and growing up with siblings from another place helped put her on a path of cultural experiences that continues to this day.
Today she has a family of seven, which includes two biological kids and three adoptions. Becky uses cultural experiences in travel to bring her family closer together and help everyone learn about where they all come from.
Originally from Chicago, Becky and her family moved from Houston, Texas to Merida, in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Here the kids all go to a local, Spanish-speaking school, and they travel at most holidays.
Listen in as we discuss living in Mexico, trip planning, and adding cultural experiences to family travel.
And please share!
IN THIS EPISODE
- 02:43 Intro & Origins
- 07:04 Planning & finding cultural experiences with
- 15:07 Habits & routines
- 18:18 education & putting kids in local schools
- 26:45 Living in Merida, in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula
- 31:50 Mexico destinations & cultural tradition
- 37:54 Time schedules in the Yucatan
- Names: Becky Morales, her husband, and 5 kids (between 3 and 12 years old)
- Hold passports from: USA & Mexico
- Type of travel: Short-term travel, School Holiday Travel & Living Abroad in Mexico
- A few places they've been: China, Peru, Several EU locations, all over Mexico and more
LINKS & RESOURCES
- I mentioned how the Mexico meal & school schedule reminded me of Spain
- Becky mention the Affective Filter when learning a language
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