This year we are using My Father's World: Exploring Countries and Cultures. As we travel through the world, we have enjoyed watching travel videos, well I have anyway. While the kids have found them interesting, there is only one series they found entertaining. Only one series they actually begged me to watch. It is call Travel with Kids.
This video series is great because it is filmed so the whole family will enjoy the video. Also, the kid friendly aspect avoids some of the racy sections of some other travel videos made for adults like Rick Steves or Globe Tracker. Besides learning how to travel with kids, you also learn historical facts and get to see interesting places like Big Ben or the Eiffel Tower. The DVD had some great activities to do at home, such as crafts, recipes, websites and books lists. This makes it a great resource if you are teaching about a country. The book list would be very helpful filling up our book basket (MFW).
After hearing from a friend that she visited her in-laws in Germany, I was surprised to find that she only paid $400 a ticket for the flight. That made me think European travel could be within our gasp. Not sure yet if that means we have to go when no ones else wants to travel. The European videos of this series shows me it is possible and fun to travel in far away places with kids.
We were able to get these videos through out library and from Netflix. Amazon sells them as well. They have a few videos about destinations with in the US.