Travel is one of the most powerful forms of education. Like the root of the word ‘education’ itself, ‘to be led forth’, travel awakes the imagination by cultivating a deep sense of wonder and by shaping ideas into lived experiences.
When we travel, foreign languages are suddenly transformed into personal expressions, success is not measured by grades but by confidence gained. Simple interactions with locals, participating in traditions, and living history through the architecture of homes and cities can transform the work of education into the wonder of exploration.
Places, people, cultures, and historic moments cease to be subjects of study and become the foods we eat, the music we hear, and the places we walk, touch, and see. Travel can be one of the most rewarding expressions of education; it can help to shape student’s affections by transforming them into real joys; it can take the seeds of interest and plant them in deep love of discovery.
Our Italy trip was a journey of a lifetime, Jesse and Nate were amazing guides, hosts and logistics planners and made our family trip something I will remember the rest of my life. I’m definitely planning to travel with Alithea again.
There was never a bad moment. Getting guided through St. Marks square when we first got to Venice was amazing. climbing the Duomo, having free time to walk around th shops before dinner in all the cities. The Sienna museum.
I had an incredible experience with Alithea's Athens and Cycladic Islands tour! Unlike being just a spectator, I truly felt like an active participant throughout the journey. The tour allowed me to fully immerse myself in Greece's rich culture, history, and breathtaking landscapes. From exploring the ancient wonders of Athens to discovering the hidden gems of the Cycladic Islands, every moment was filled with excitement and wonder. Alithea's attention to detail and personalized approach made the trip unforgettable, giving me the chance to experience all that Greece has to offer. I highly recommend this tour to anyone seeking a truly immersive and enriching travel experience. Thank you, Alithea, for an unforgettable adventure!
This tour was magical! Jesse, tour guide and fearless leader, is completely genuine! He managed to plan every detail imaginable and still embrace the unexpected moments and opportunities. Sharing these experiences with an awesome group of travelers was the icing on the cake!
This trip was all we had hoped it would be. Alithea provided a full itinerary with historical and archaeological exploration, local cultural participation , adventure and , of course, fun. The dinners and lunches provided were fabulous and our group was the absolute best companions from around the country (and even the world !!) I will continue to watch for further offerings and I am sure will be booking again with Jesse and his organization.
Sharing meaningful experiences with thoughtful attention to the particular beauty of person and place.