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.”