My Calling

For years I’ve been trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.  Sadly, those years started after I’d already grown up.  Fortunately the thing I ended up doing–after giving it VERY little thought back in college–turned out to be something I’m rather good at and frequently really enjoy–teaching.  I can’t see myself doing it for the next 25 years, but the last eight have not been so bad.  In fact, several of them were pretty stinking awesome.

But recently I realized a way to ‘do it all’, if you will.

What are the things that I love?  Learning.  Writing.  Travel.  Teaching.  I also love research, organization, and meeting new people.  Helping people is up there, too.  How can I do all of these thing at once?  I’ve figured it out–I’m going to write a book.

So why am I posting this here, on my travel blog?  If it is not already obvious, the book is going to be a travel book.  A travel book written by a teacher.  A travel book on how to make your trip to ‘fill-in-the-blank’ educational.  Fill-in-the-blank shall be filled in with a number of destinations–as such, I should really say ‘I’m going to write books’–not ‘a book’, as I have plans for many, many such books.  The title?  The World is Your Classroom.

This is also the title of the website I’ve started.  Please click and visit.  Soon there will be a forum where visitors can share their travel-related learning experiences.  I could not be more excited.

Please note, in keeping with the informational nature of this blog, my website sells nothing.  As it is a paid site–meaning I pay for it to exist–it is completely, 100% ad-free.  I do not promise it will stay that way forever, but for now and for quite some time, ad-free it shall be.

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4 responses to “My Calling

  1. YEAH!!! and Congratulations! I think your idea is wonderful! Lots of possibilities to expand and adapt it. I wish you the very best! Maybe you’ll do what I always wanted, but have been unable to do – also start a specialized travel company to go with your books. You could take very small groups and “teach” them how to travel smart and help them “learn” their destinations! or not…. I look forward to seeing your work!
    Also- Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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