Travel & your child’s intellectual development, Pt.2 w/ Dan Louzonis

Aaron Schlein chats with Dan Louzonis. ​Dan is a child acceleration specialist and homeschooling coach from New York City.


Book: The New Global Student by Maya Frost

Book: The Underground History of American Education

Blog post: “How to HEAR your travel memories”


Full show notes at

(1:10) Daniel found Istanbul scary. He never got comfortable there with his wife and kids.   (5:30) “The most fearless travelers all started somewhere.”   (6:15) Involve your kids in the process of planning travel.   (8:05) What is the opportunity cost of going to Disney?   (8:35) “Start pre-natal with education.”   (10:15) Use hop-on, hop-off bus tours to get an idea of the landscape in a new city.   (11:10) Use audio tours as a powerful way to capture travel memories.   (12:20) Dan’s son has a blog at His daughter has a blog at   (14:00) Dan recommends Mexico City as an inexpensive alternative to Florida (and Cancun!)   (15:00) The Einstein Blueprint offers parents the opportunity to replicate Dan’s success in educating his children.   (17:35) “There is a formula for success in life…it’s been codified by Napoleon HillTim Ferriss, and Tony Robbins.”   (18:25) The Einstein Blueprint is based on the idea that “all children have infinite potential”.   (18:40) “I’ve never once met a child that didn’t have vastly more untapped potential than they’re displaying at the moment. And that goes for me as well.”   (18:50) “The whole world is actually out there … unintentionally or intentionally conspiring to suffocate your child’s potential.”   (19:40) “Only parents can unlock the full potential in their kids … Parents have way more power to shape their kids’ outcomes than they’re aware of.”   (20:15) “Home is 10 times more important than school.” (24:45) “School was not designed to unleash children’s’ potential … It was designed to constrain it.”   (27:04) “School … is the opposite of a mastermind. Children … pool their ignorance and actually drag each other down.”   (30:25) “I can not imagine my life if I wasn’t actively involved in the design, the education, and the travel of my children … I spend more time with my son in a week than my father spend with me in 18 years.”   (31:04) Aaron related the mastermind principle to learning racquetball from his dad.   (33:55) Dan recommends hiring a talkative nanny.   (35:30) Your kids are the average of the five people they spend the most time with.


Dramatic Travels is an inspirational family travel podcast hosted by Aaron Schlein. Aaron chats with the world’s most passionate and influential travelers who share emotionally-charged memories of the people and places that inspired them to travel and changed their lives forever.

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