Waving the Family Travel Banner with Rainer Jenss (from the Dramatic Travels Vault)

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Ready for a little slice of history?

This episode features the first conversation ever between Family Travel Association founder Rainer Jenss and podcast host Aaron Schlein.

It was this very conversation that ultimately led to the creation of Family Travel Radio, which launched just a few months later.

Aaron’s interview with Rainer originally aired in May 2018 on Dramatic Travels.


Rainer JenssPresident & Founder of the Family Travel Association.


  • Cruising does wonders for a child’s independence and personal exploration.
  • Travel gives children a chance to explore their interests in a way that they don’t do in school.
  • Travel should be transformational, not just recreational.
  • Education from travel goes well beyond academics.
  • “Learning happens not just between the ears but between the poles” – Keith Bellows
  • Don’t underestimate what your kids can handle.

About Your Host

Thanks to the generosity of his grandmother, Aaron Schlein traveled to four continents and a dozen countries before he was old enough to vote. Those early trips convinced him that travel is an essential part of life.

More than two decades later, Aaron remains inspired by his grandmother’s generosity. He is committed to honoring her legacy by sharing the gift of travel with his own kids—and by helping other parents do the same.

Aaron is the host of Family Travel Radio—a weekly podcast presented by The Family Travel Association.

Aaron also helps new entrepreneurs use their personal stories to build a network, expand influence, and strengthen relationships.

Aaron lives in Sacramento, California with his wife and two children (who are growing up too fast!)

Learn more at AaronSchlein.com.