Spain Reunion 

The other night almost all of the teachers who traveled to Spain this past February got together for a little reunion. It was great to see travel friends I haven’t seen since our trip. Getting together also reminded me how lucky I am to be in a school district that supports and understands how important global education is to our students. We started the evening at our school’s library. Everyone had a chance to share different ways they brought the trip back to their classroom. There were iMovies, Power Points and other presentations that immediately brought me back to our trip. It was […]

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Guide Book Love

I have always believed that planning for a trip is half the fun. Besides scouring blogs, Pinterest, and countless websites to find tips and things to do, I love a good guide book to help me plan my trips. There is just something refreshing about a book in hand with maps, pictures, and lists of the best of everything waiting to be marked up with notes. Needing a guide book also means a trip to my favorite store, Barnes and Noble. So I was more than happy to check out their guide book selection the other day after school as I prepare […]

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Virtual Trip to the Galápagos 

On Friday my class took a virtual trip to the Galápagos Islands. Students learned about a new place in the world and the animals found there, as I reminisced on a fabulous trip and shared what I learned from traveling there. We are gearing up the start of our big animal adaptations unit in science. In class, each student selected an animal to research from places I have traveled to around the world. Over the years, I have gathered resources for students to use for research. Books, websites, brochures, pictures, videos and stories of the animals and the places they live […]

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Great Eats Greek Style

It may have been weeks since I was in Greece, but I am still thinking about the delicious foods I tried while I was there. Fortunately, I am the luckiest teacher I know, and a student in my class has been spoiling me with some Greek homemade goodies since my return. In the spirit of all things delicious I thought I would write a post all about some traditional Greek eats you shouldn’t miss if you ever travel to Greece. 1. Gyros/Souvlaki- My all time favorite Greek food. I loved it so much I even wrote a whole blog post […]

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Easter Treats

I know what your probably thinking, Easter was weeks ago, why is she just now talking about Easter? Well, Greek Easter was just last weekend, and I happen to have a student in my class this year who is part Greek. When she found out I was traveling to Greece in April she was excited to share with me a few Greek words she knew and a little about how she celebrates Easter. It was wonderful to make a connection with a student in a global way. After returning from Greece, early last week, I shared some pictures and stories […]

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ATV Around Santorini

With so many options to get around Santorini we wanted to make sure we did our research before coming to a final decision. Picking ATVs to use for three days was perfect! After reading blogs, travel guides and talking to our guide we decided that ATVs would give us the most freedom for the best price. Because there were just three of us, we only needed two ATVs. At just 55 Euro for three days (oh the joys of traveling in the shoulder season!), we would be able to go anywhere we wanted and not spend a fortune. Not to […]

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Hiking Oia to Fira 

Believe what you read was the moral of our hiking tale. We were staying in Oia and wanted to hike to Fira, but we read that it was a bit more difficult than hiking the opposite way. How hard could it be? Ummm, pretty hard. The day greeted us with gale force winds. White caps lapped around the caldera, a warning of what we were up against. Every other day the water had been calm, the sun gently greeting us as we sat on our patio, not on hiking day. I think the water had it easier than we did. […]

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Athens Highlights: The Acropolis 

We really hit the ground running for our second day in Athens. As our only full day in the city, and after seeing several big sights the day before, we knew what we wanted to see and had concocted a plan of attack. First on the plan, wake up call at 6:30 AM.  Not a popular choice after a day of travel and sightseeing. But totally necessary if we were going to get a single picture of the Acropolis without a thousand of our closest tourist friends. Knowing this did not make it any easier when what felt like 10 […]

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Athens on Jet Lag 

What a whirlwind day one was! After long hours not keeping on our overnight flight from Boston to Munich, throwing back a free coffee in the airport and jumping on the next plane to Athens, I can’t believe we had enough steam to do some sightseeing.  First and foremost we had to make our way to our hotel. The information desk lady at the airport recommended the metro as the most efficient way to get there. So we paid our fare and stumbled on to claim seats since the luggage outnumbered us between carry-ons, backpacks and luggage. The way we […]

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Santorini Wish List

Most of my upcoming trip with my sister and friend will be spent on the island of Santorini. Known more for honeymooning than for groups of young 20 somethings, we will be soaking in the relaxed pace and quiet atmosphere for our girls trip. What am I looking forward to? Breathtaking views, delicious food, and even a donkey ride, check, check, check! We plan to take advantage of everything Santorini has to offer. Since we have more time in Santorini than in Athens we created a wish list of everything we hope to do while we are there. The Google Map […]

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