You’ve probably put 2 and 2 together that this is a teaching website (see what I did there), so I’ll be posting primarily about ideas and resources for teachers. But it feels right to also have a little spot where I can share what I love outside of teaching. We all have those personal things that make us happy, that make us tick. Whether it’s family…a hobby…Channing Tatum movies…whatever you’re into! As teachers especially, we need to embrace those things even if just to keep us sane. Because while we have the best job, we all know that it can also be quite the circus from time to time!
Aside from spending time with my family and friends, getting out and seeing the world is my own favorite outlet. I live in a small place and I don’t have a closet full of fancy shoes, but my passport is full! I’ve been to about 40 countries on 6 different continents. Ever since I studied abroad in Italy in college, I made a little promise to myself that I would try to travel to a new country at least once a year. And I’m grateful to say that I’ve actually stuck to that promise!
Being at a year-round school (more on that here) has its pros and cons, but one of the major pros for me is that it’s amazing for traveling during off-peak times! It’s less crowded and I can often find some good deals in November and March (I do also get to enjoy one summer month off in July).
Here’s where I’ve been!
I wasn’t sure if I would continue to do as much traveling once I had kids, but I’m happy to say that I still do as much as I ever did! Traveling with little kids definitely takes some work, but I love it and so do they. I wouldn’t trade our family travel memories for anything! Here’s one of my favorites from Cartagena, Columbia:
A couple years ago, I started a hashtag through my Instagram page for teachers to connect with other educators by sharing their past and present travel photos. It’s a great way to get ideas of new places to visit as well as exchange travel recommendations! Feel free to join in on Tuesdays and post your photos with #teachertraveltuesday on your teacher Instagram account. Would love to connect with you and share travel adventures!