FTR Live! Making Learning Fun for Kids

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Tune in for three unique perspectives about how the travel industry is incorporating educational opportunities into family travel experiences.

This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at the Family Travel Association Summit at Custer State Park in South Dakota.

A sincere thanks to our friends at Allianz Global Assistance for sponsoring this episode and supporting our mission to help families discover the possibilities in travel.


Bryan WhiteManager of Onboard Programming, Celebrity Cruises

Beth O’Donnell – General Manager, Thomson Family Adventures

Catherine Gray – Founder & Director, Na’atik Language and Culture Institute



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!)

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