I have been teaching in an elementary school for ten years.
One of the biggest perks of my occupation is the vacation time.
I enjoy one week of Christmas vacation, one week of winter break, and one week of spring break in addition to summers off. All of my non-teacher friends get jealous of all the time off and the traveling I get to do because of the time off. During the individual week vacations, I usually take local trips. During the summers, I take on bigger trips. I always choose an international destination. I have been to many different countries, and I hope to continue adding to my list of visited countries! I never mind the long flights. I don’t mind the airplane food or the layovers. The only thing that bothers me during my international trips is the cooling systems in all airports and airplanes. It seems like they are always set to freezing temperatures. I could be flying to a tropical destination, but I will still wear warm clothes for the freezing flights. Any time I have complained and asked the stewardess for extra blankets, I am always told to close the vent above my seat. I have tried this too many times, and it never provides any comfort. This summer, I booked two international trips and I will be prepared for the flights. I am planning to bring thermal clothing and thick socks for these trips. If this doesn’t help, then I am completely out of ideas. I don’t want to stop my international travels due to some cold air conditioning! My fingers are crossed that this solution works.