From time to time I speak with someone who is planning a family vacation but is reluctant to have his /her child miss school. I tell them the best education any one can get is through travel. Seeing the world teaches us, in my opinion, more than we can learn from a classroom environment. Travel teaches us geography, history, culture and even about ourselves. Often through travel we find ourselves is new situations that require us to rely on traits we didn’t even know we had. Being exposed to new situations and people teaches us tolerance and acceptance. So I say, let the kids miss school and let the world be their classroom!