I have recently been wondering about the role of travel in education. In the olden days, "society" people didn't consider there education complete until they had been to Europe and possibly some major American cities like New York City. But that was then.
There are some families that still value travel as part of education. This family for example spent a whole year travelling the country in a motor home as part of their homeschool experience. On the other hand, some people (like my mom), think that travel should be practical and used for things like visiting family and going on mission trips. (In fact, she is in Africa all summer.) Her mom was raised by a dad that wanted educated daughters (in a day when this was laughed at). He wanted his daughters to see more of the world than just the corner of West Texas were they lived. He took them to the Grand Canyon and Mexico City (and probably other places) so they could see something of the world.
So what do you think? How important is travel to a well-rounded education?