The 56-Day Vacay

Leaving on a Jet Plane!

With the end of each school year, teachers everywhere are faced with important and potentially life-changing decisions such as:

  • What will I do this summer?
  • Should I take on a summer job
  • Should I travel?
  • Should I attend a conference (or two, or three)?
  • Should I start planning for the next school year?
  • Is there really anything wrong with doing absolutely nothing for almost fifty days?

Okay, so I am exaggerating a little bit.  We do have the freedom in having such a break to pursue our personal interests or catch up on our Netflix guilty pleasures.

Now, I have just completed my seventh year of teaching.  In the past, I have gone to visit family, hung out with friends, enjoyed my favorite summer sports of golf and tennis, and attended grad school.  I realized about a year and a half ago that I wanted a little more.  I wanted more of a sense of adventure.  I wanted to spend my summer break traveling.

This year, I am making that plan a reality.

With friends in a variety of places around this great nation, I booked my airplane tickets, and am excited about the adventures to come.  Follow me as I traipse around the country on what I am affectionately calling the “Ms. Willipedia U.S. Tour 2015” through the hashtags #56DayVacay and #WillipediaTravels on Instagram and Twitter.  I have challenged myself to post at least one picture daily and to log my longer-form observations and anecdotes here.  With only two days left of post-planning (the days after the kids leave that we teachers still have to work), I have been packing my bag in preparation for my first trip destination: Miami!

Stay tuned!  This summer is shaping up to be one full of many fantastic adventures.

See you on “the ‘gram” or “the Twitters”!

-Ms. Willipedia