Friday, February 19, 2016

World Traveler

I am a world traveler. I have been to many of the United States, Mexico, Greece, and now Taiwan. Next year I plan to spend my honeymoon in Thailand. I learn so much from traveling and meeting other people. I believe experiencing other cultures and religions makes me a better person, and I love sharing my experiences with my students. Maybe I can inspire you all to travel and grow as well! Visit my teacher Facebook page to see the recent updates from Taiwan.

The exerpt below from a travel website explains why I like to travel to other countries. I have added some of my own thoughts.

17 Reasons Why Around the World Travel is Good for You
(From a Travel Website called AirTreks)

Why travel around the world? Here’s why: We’ve compiled a list of the best reasons why everyone should enrich their life with around-the-world travel.
  1. It’s easier than you think – We believe that traveling around the world is not hard. It is something everyone should do at least once in their lives. You can choose to spend a year, a few months, or even a week traveling this beautiful planet and seeing what is out there. It’s up to you to make the dream come true and take the first step.
  2. It opens your eyes – If you are open to it, travel will simply make you a more well-rounded human being. Which is really the goal, isn’t it? 
  3. Learn who you are – Traveling is challenging. It presents opportunities and lets you discover who you are in a way that only traveling can.
  4. It will create meaningful relationships – People you meet while on the road usually become some of the most valued ones in your contacts, giving you points on the map to visit later on. These folks give you a glimpse outside your hometown circle of friends, forcing you into new and refreshing perspectives on things.
  5. It will develop skills you didn’t know you had – The satisfaction you get when reaching the top of the mountain, or crossing a gorge, or helping a villager clean up after a storm, or simply getting what you wanted at a restaurant in rural China, these things all allow access to skill sets you didn’t know you had.
  6. Learn new languages – There’s something satisfying about being able to throw around a few words of Greek, knowing how to say hello and thanks in Thai, pulling out that long dormant Spanish to book a room in Santiago, or simply hearing a language you didn’t know existed just a few weeks before.
  7. Gives you adventure – No one looks back fondly on a trip to the dry-cleaner. But after ziplining over the jungle canopy in Peru, successfully navigating the alleys of Marrakech, the speedboat ride in New Zealand, or Jeeping out with the grazing animals in Tanzania you get a feel for what being an active human being is like. The need for adventure is hardwired; travel lets you tap into it.
  8. Gives you perspective – Meeting folks from exotic cultures will teach you that the way you look at the world (perhaps through the lens of mass media) is not the way everybody does it. You could in fact be dead wrong about it. Seeing it for yourself brings a healthy dose of reality to your so-called higher thinking.
  9. As a transition – If you happen to be between jobs, schools, kids, or relationships, around-the-world travel can be a perfect way to separate these life stages, give you insight into your next phase, and provide closure on the last one. Plus there’ll be a nice time stamp on that moment in your life.
  10. For education – Seeing the world provides a source of education absolutely impossible to get in school, teaching you things like economy, politics, history, geography and sociology.
  11. The challenge – Getting your daily Starbucks not nearly interesting enough for you? How about finding an address in downtown Tokyo. Travel is full of moments of joy and challenges. Overcoming the challenges will give you some of the greatest joys of all.
  12. To do something new – It stinks to be stuck in a rut. Everyone knows what that’s like. Travel can be the perfect solution. And what’s not new about being in Bolivia? 
  13. Dreams come true – If you want to do it now you’ve probably always wanted to. You imagined it, daydreamed about it, envisioned it. Guess what? Now’s the time to do it. 
  14. The cool stories – Don’t fancy yourself a storyteller? If anyone says “why travel” at a party, you’ll be able to outline why with any one of the many travel stories you’ll come home with. Even if they seemed trivial when they happened, nostalgia will create a epic spin around getting your laundry done in Zanzibar.
  15. You will eat food like you never have – Yes, you will be constantly surprised at the flavors the world has to offer.
  16. To prove to yourself you can – If you’re the kind of person to dream big, and simply by reading this website you’ve proven that you are, you’re probably also the kind to reach for new challenges. Finishing a trip gives you the satisfaction that you were able to accomplish what you set out to do. And to give you energy to set up the next challenge too.
  17. Because you can! – Why travel? Because you can. Why not?

Famous Person

My famous person has a lab partner named Trayaurus and a dog named Grim who doesn't like water. He likes diamonds and makes mod adventure. He lives in a lab. He does experiments with mods in the lab. He is linked with a game that started with an M. He is linked with something that started with a Y. He plays mini games on servers. He has T-shirts for sale in stores. He also has action figures in stores. He saved Trayou from jail a few times. They went to an island because they found a chest that needed a key and the key was somewhere on the island.
-Tyler M

Question of the Week
For my question of the week I asked patrick what his favorite sport is and I asked him why and he said, “I like football because it’s where I get all my anger out”. Then I asked him what position do you play in football and he said, “I play corner and I play a little line.” I also asked him what is your favorite thing about football and he explained, “My favorite thing about football is that I get to hit people.”I also asked him how long have you been playing football. He replied “I have been playing for three years.”

2 Truths and a Lie

  1. When I was little I went to Fort Bragg. I went on a boat and it was scary then I saw dolphins which made it more fun. Then I saw a shark and then it got scary again. 
  2. When I was 7, my dad, Sister, and I went to six flags and I got lost. But instead of trying to find them I just went on more rides. Then they ended up finding me.
  3. When I was little everyone thought me and my sister were twins because I had blond hair like she does now and we were like best friends, but now we never get along and we look nothing alike.



  1. Tyler I don't know
    Sonnie I think #1 is a lie
    -Kaylee J.

  2. Tyler- I know who your famous person is. I was his videos all the time! It's so interesting so see all the mods you can have in "Minecraft."
    Sonnie- I think #1 is a lie.
    Davis- I love to travel around and see the world as well! It's such a great experience to go around the world and learn all about the place you traveled to!

  3. I hope to travel the world someday! I really want to go to Hawaii and Mexico! Need a passport though... :[

    Tyler M.- I do not now who your famous person is. Who is it?

    Sonnie- I am guessing that number 2 is a lie I don't think that you would keep getting on rides because if I loose my parents I get really nervous...

    Ms.Davis I think the blogs are really interesting my sister enjoys looking at them with me to !

    ~Natisha :]

  4. I hope you had a great time on your trip.

  5. Ms. Davis- I like the "Why Traveling is Good for You" reasons.
    Tyler M.- I don't know I've never heard of him.
    Sonnie- I think #2 is a lie.


  6. Tyler M- I don't know who your person is, but it sounds interesting.

    Sonnie- I think #1 is a lie because I really don't think you saw Sharks, but if you did I think that's really cool. If it's a lie that's a really good lie.


  7. I don't know who your famous person is Tyler and I think number one is a lie Sonnie

  8. Sonnie-I think #1 is a lie.
    Tyler I have no clue who you'r famous person is?

  9. Tyler M- I don't know I have to look it up.
    Sonnie- I think #1 is a lie.
    Mrs. Davis- World travel sounds awesome! Hope you had a great trip.

  10. I am also a traveler! I have been to 14 countries in Europe, several islands in the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada and many of the United States. My next adventure will take me to Glacier National Park in Montana and Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.

    Tyler - You have stumped me! I have no idea who your famous person is.

    Aaron - I'm glad Patrick has an outlet where he gets rid of his anger. Being involved in sports helps kids with many things. I'd recommend it!

    Sonny - I'm going to guess that #1 is a lie. I don't think you really saw a shark in Fort Bragg. I'd believe that you saw a whale, but not a shark.


  11. Aaron-My favorite sport is basketball because it is simple.

  12. Sonnie- I'm guessing #1 is a lie I've been to Fort Bragg a few times and never saw a shark.

  13. I would like to travel the world someday, if I can.

    Tyler- I don't really watch his videos but I know who he is.
    Sonnie- #1 is a lie

  14. I think 1 is a lie .
    - Louisa

  15. Tyler M.- I know who your famous person is. I watch his videos all the time! By the way, the figures that he sells are called Tube Heros.

    Sonnie- I think #2 is a lie and even if it's true I know what it's like to get lost. I've been lost in Target and Sunsplash. Trust me you wouldn't want to go off on your own!!

    -Kailey N.

  16. Sonnie- I think #1 is a lie.
    Ms.Davis- I'm so excited that your going to Thailand! When I tell my grandma she's going to be very excited, since that is where she used to live before she came to the United States. I have also traveled but not out of the state, but when I'm older I really want to go to South Korea.

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