One of the best jobs that you can have is that of a teacher. You get to contribute to people’s learning every day and make a positive impact on their lives. The job role can also offer you flexibility, with the summer breaks free to unwind and explore. Alongside lesson planning, you will likely have some free time to get away.
If you are planning your next excursion, read on for some tips and tricks so you can make the most of your free time and come back refreshed, rejuvenated, with stories to tell your class!
Book Trips Early
As mentioned above, many teachers struggle because the only time they have off is during peak periods. Having said that, try booking trips as far in advance as possible to get the best rates and savings. If you try and book during a booking season, you may find that tickets and accommodation are double the price. Having said that, think about where you want to travel to early enough and put money aside for it.
Another tip for traveling teachers is to use travel hacks to save. There are too many to mention in this article; however, below are a few that may come in handy.
Eat Locally: In order to save money on food, you may want to eat locally. By doing this, you’ll won’t be paying the sometimes exorbitant prices that tourists are. Do some research on local restaurants before you head off, so you have a range to pick from.
Stay with Locals: If you’re comfortable with staying with locals, it’s another way to save money and cut accommodation costs. You also can use it as a learning opportunity as they can tell you more about your destination as well as show you around.
Use Comparison Websites: Don’t underestimate the power of shopping around before making any final decisions. You’d be surprised at the discounts you can find when you look at different websites as well as speak to a number of agents. Instead of using price comparison websites alone, go in each service providers page and see what they’re offering. This can apply to anything from plane tickets to accommodation.
Organize School Trips
If you want to travel during school periods, why not consider going on a trip with the students? This can be an exciting way to expose them to a new environment and you to also get the same experience during the process. China would be a great destination to go to as it’s a good place for language, culture, history, and business. In order to help you put the trip together, contact a company that can help with educational travel in China. It could be a trip that students remember for years to come and one of your best too.
If traveling internationally is too expensive for you, consider doing so locally instead. Pick a city that you’ve been curious about exploring and plan a road trip. By doing this, you don’t have to worry about expensive airline tickets or accommodation as you may be able to find the same fun and leisure in a nearby city.