#SOL16: Traveling


The Art of Traveling

The information below was included in the travel materials from Select International for our Canonization Pilgrimage that begins today. I’m borrowing EVERY word at this stage .  . .

What if the words “travel” and “traveler” were changed to “learn” and “learners”?

Travel Lightly  – Don’t let too much “stuff” weigh you down.  Keep your clothing and your baggage simple.

Travel Expectantly – Expect to be surprised and changed by your experiences together.

Travel Humbly – Visit the people of this land with reverence and respect for their traditions and way of life.

Travel Gratefully – Realize you are guests in this land and display gratitude for the people who are welcoming us and providing for you.

Travel Courteously – Show consideration for fellow travelers and help each other smooth the way through any difficulties you may encounter.

Travel Patiently – Stay flexible and adaptable and realize that unexpected changes, delays, and problems are part of the whole experience.

Travel Relaxed – Let go of worries and tensions and decide to have a good time!”

Does this resemble your plan for your classroom this year? 

Where will you need to be cautious and/or planful?  Humble?  Patient?

Dr Seuss







and 44 other pilgrims

today is “Traveling Day” as we’re off to Rome!


slice of life

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9 responses

  1. How fun is this!!! I’m ready to head out the door just about any day!

    1. So fun! Happy travels!

  2. After our traveling experience I can and do echo every one of these. As with any aspect of life, unexpected things happen. Go with the flow and enjoy whatever comes your way.

    1. Great to remember for ALL journeys!

  3. What a great adventure you are beginning. Keep us all posted. I love that your teacher brain kept thinking about parallels between life inside and outside the classroom.

    1. Lisa,
      Always thinking. Such a FUN adventure!

  4. Trawling light is so huge u don’t know how long u might ever have to carry ur bag

    1. Such a good point. All of mine are on wheels…when traveling far!

      I had empty space in my suitcase. Almost willed it with some bubble wrap. Now that I have complimentary vino, I wish I had.

  5. […] posts about Rome are here, here, here, here, and here with this one quick photo from O’Hare before our international […]

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