Do You Travel??

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  1. scholarteacher

    scholarteacher Connoisseur

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    I haven't been able to travel much since 2002--I've been single since then. But I've been to 42 states and 12 countries. I have been blessed! Israel, Russia, Ukraine, and England (London) were especially great, as was Toronto!
     
  2. Portulaca

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    Country-wise, I've been to Egypt (study abroad), Italy, Turkey, Bulgaria, Canada (just Victoria), and Mexico twice (have family there). I have also been to Heathrow, if that counts as the UK :). I'd love to visit more.

    As for states, I haven't counted but I've probably been to about half of them, although in some cases it would depend on what constitutes a visit. Last summer I took a mammoth trip by Amtrak so that I could meet my family for vacation, then go on to visit college friends. I went from eastern Washington state (nearest station to me) through Chicago to New Orleans, then a few days later back to Chicago where I stayed with one friend, then to Massachusetts to stay with another, than all the way back home. I had to "sleep" in my seat multiple nights in a row, so by the time I got home my mood was...interesting...but I'm glad I did it. Interestingly, there were tons of Europeans on the train. For example, on various legs of the trip I met two British women, and a Macedonian girl who was going to the North Dakota oil fields to work at Applebee's for the summer.
     
  3. sizzla_222

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    I love to travel but dont get the chance as much as i would like..... although i am from england and now live in the US so I do get to travel to England every summer!

    I want to see more of europe .... and other parts of the usa.
     
  4. Ms. I

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    Unless our job itself involves traveling or we work a very sparse schedule, I think teaching is the profession to be able to do more traveling than the average person. What other regular job gives us a total of about a month of holidays off during the school year & about 2 mos off during the summer? (Well, I'm sure there's a few other types of jobs.) Plus, with my personal day/hour schedule, I'm never letting my job go! :D
     
  5. lucybelle

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    Completely agree!!! I keep trying to convince my novio to go into teaching so we can take month long trips together! I doubt that will ever happen though...:rolleyes:
     
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    I wanted to get a motorcycle so I proposed a travel article to a motorcycle magazine. We write for about 10 different magazines now. Leisure, kayak and motorcycle magazines. We also have a book out. None of it pays well, but it's really fun.
     
  7. Peachyness

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    Yeah, while I'm super happy that hubby has a job that he enjoys (he's a programmer basically for the oil industry), I do wish that he had gone into teaching just so we could travel more often!! He WAS in a single subject teaching credential program for math where he was almost done when he was hired for this job. Oh well.... That's just the selfish part of me talking there... :p
     
  8. Ross

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    Traveling is a tremendous benefit to a teacher. Anything seen, experienced, and learned while traveling can be translated in the classroom.

    Wish I had an RV so I could travel more throughout the country. Airports and airplanes have become a hassle and much of the fun has been taken away.
     
  9. linswin23

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    That's awesome, though! I think if it's fun and you are doing what you love, then it's totally worth it!
     

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