Traveling Dog Lady: 52 Snapshots of Life; Week 34: School

Sunday, August 23, 2015

52 Snapshots of Life; Week 34: School

School, school, school.  I sat here all day trying to think of what photo to take for this week's 52 Snapshots photo challenge.  The topic?  School.  

Well, DUH!!  School, (more specifically, teachers, parents and students) is responsible for my amazing career in educational travel that I don't write about very much on this blog.   That's because this blog is normally reserved for my avocation:  my writing, photography and love of my dogs and cats.  But my real job and career, for the past 30 years, has been in the American outbound educational group travel industry.  My main function at work, as the company's CFO, is left-brained: accounting, bookkeeping, HR, payroll, legalities, insurance, database management and always one foot in sales (though lately, it's been more like a toe!!).  

What is student travel?  I simplify it this way:  "The French class goes to Paris with their teacher for a week."

What is it NOT?  The exchange student who stayed with your family for a year when you were a kid; the semester abroad your cousin took part in during junior year.  

As schools open across the U.S. every August, we publish and send out our new annual brochure to high school teachers around the country.  The archivist and collector in me means I have at least one copy of ALL of the brochures we've ever printed.  So, today, I put a selection of the most recent several years' worth of brochures on the desk, and took a picture.   


Have you, or your kids, ever gone on an educational group tour?  Tell me about it in the comments.

Back to #school !!

52 Snapshots of Life, a weekly themed photo challenge, is hosted by our pals at The Lazy Pit Bull 


  1. Replies
    1. Yes, it can. We have definitely changed the lives of many students with the traveling classroom :)

  2. That is pretty cool. We are well traveled dogs,and Mom traveled most of her life. She says travel is important in the school of life.

    1. And I agree -- it certainly is. If you don't leave your own back yard, you'll never understand how other people think, live, behave, etc. :)