Why Do We Travel?

To Go… We go. We simply choose a location that seems appealing for one reason or another, spend time researching and planning, and we go there. Yet, in all of it, do we ever ask ourselves, why have we chosen the destination? Or, more importantly, why do we travel at all? “We are inundated with advice on where to travel […]

Searching for Something

The Low Points After weeks of social distancing, quarantine, and/or limited access to the outside world, many of us are finding ourselves a bit low. We’re missing our connections with others. Our bank accounts are dwindling, and our mental and physical health may be, too. Worst of all, for those of us new to working, parenting, and teaching under one […]

Venice, Italy — Part III: More of the Family Affair — Our Firsts in Arrival, Lodging and Meals

Our Arrival If you’ve read my previous post Venice, Italy — Part II: The Family Affair — Arrival & Public Transport, you can probably guess that we arrived there by train.  Specifically, we took a Eurocity (EC) train, operated by ÖBB (Austria’s train system) direct from Munich to Venice. There were numerous stops along the nearly 7-hour journey, but we […]

Atlanta, Georgia: A (Brief) History Lesson

On our latest adventure (and attempt at authentic educational experiences), we discovered that even if you’re only able to explore a site for the briefest of moments, you’ll still walk away having learned something. Monday, January 20, 2020, was Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States, a day that honors him, his birthday (on January 15, 1929) and […]

“Adventures” in Travel — We’re Experts-in-Training, Too

We call our travels, “adventures” because somehow, with all of the ups, downs, and problem-solving that goes on, that’s exactly what they feel like sometimes, but it’s not as bad as it sounds. I know. I know. As a parent, the idea of leaving the house, let alone the state or country, with small children (in my case, two children under the age of nine) can seem like an adventure in itself, as well as a daunting test of one’s patience and sanity. So, why would we ever want to take that show on the road (or the plane) to foreign lands?