Dan is a child acceleration specialist and homeschooling coach from New York City.
Blog post: “How to HEAR your travel memories“
([4:15]) Dan didn’t travel much as a kid.
([4:35]) Dan grew up in New England, where people “don’t travel very much”. As a kid, Dan’s idea of travel was going 40 miles into Boston.
([6:20]) “People get trapped in their routines” and do the same trips over and over.
([7:20]) Dan went to college in Philadelphia, which he described as “like being on another planet.”
([8:10]) Dan was almost 40 when he fell in love with travel
([11:45]) Dan and his family moved to London for a year in 2014. This is when Dan began to experience a “higher level of travel”.
([13:05]) Dan and his family used London “as a launchpad” to see Europe. They ended up visiting 11 countries.
([16:00]) When Dan travels, his mind is “on fire.”
([16:20]) “There is a massive link between travel and intellectual development.”
([16:30]) Eric Demaine and John Quincy Adams are two examples of the powerful impact travel has on intellectual development.
([17:55]) “Moving and traveling are components of the ideal education.”
([22:00]) Dan considers living in Manhattan to be “pure bliss”.
([24:20]) Dan credits his coaching as a reason his decision-making skills have become well-developed.
([27:55]) Dan’s homeschooling journey began when he started doing Kumon workbooks with his son.
([31:00]) “Once you’re liberated from the attendance obligations of a school…the whole world opens up to you.”
([32:55]) One of the privileges of of homeschooling is that Dan and his family get to spend a month in Florida during the winter.
([35:30]) “There are billionaires who are afraid to pull their kids out of school.”