We've had the privilege to do a bit of traveling in recent months and used the opportunity to dabble in unschooling, project schooling, and road schooling. We've braved the open road and settled into a few big cities for a number of days to explore, soak in the history, hit up the tourist spots, and make new friends. We went through Arizona, a bit of Utah, southern Nevada, California, Oregon, and Washington! We made sure to stop at several state and national parks, including participating in the fun and educational Jr. Ranger program each park usually offered. We also went to science centers and museums whenever we had the chance!
I hope to get the chance to share more of our trip with you in the future, but here are some of our favorites and more memorable stops that I would recommend if you happen to be in the area and have kids of the appropriate age for each activity/place: the Grand Canyon (of course), Riverview Park in Mesa, AZ, the Arizona Science Center and their Maker Space, Arizona Museum of Natural History, Horseshoe Bend and the slot canyons (like Antelope Canyon) in Page, AZ, Zion National Park in Utah, San Luis Obispo, Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Exploratorium in San Francisco, the redwood forests/parks, Crater Lake in Oregon, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in Portland, the Olympia Hands On Children's Museum (for younger kids) in Olympia, WA, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, the Seatlle Science Center and the MoPop park (near the science center and Seattle's Space Needle)!
There is something inspiring and amazing about schooling while traveling. We are still doing a bit of traveling, so I'll be sure to update this post if I have more to share that we enjoyed!
I'm a homeschooling mom of two, enjoying our time in Hawaii and hoping to share some of that experience with you, including ideas, reviews, resources, and information.