This summer my husband and I had a chance to travel to Italy and Greece and I am already reminiscing about the amazing historical sites and beautiful beaches we were able to see. As a history teacher (and history enthusiast) this was a dream vacation where many "bucket list" items were finally crossed off! We saw the Vatican, Colosseum, and the Forum in Rome. We visited Pompeii, the ancient Roman town destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 79 C.E. We even visited the ruins of the Greek trading port of Delos, mythological birthplace of Apollo and Artemis.
There are so many things I want to share with my World History students this fall!
We returned from our adventures eager to plan our next trip! I think next summer we will try to visit Turkey as visited the Hagia Sophia would incredible. I always advocate the idea of "experiences over stuff." That means that I would rather spend my money on traveling, experiences that will last me a lifetime, rather than "stuff" which merely fills an empty need in our lives. Invest in yourself and your life experiences! See the world!