The dedicated teachers of our community work their butts off ten months of the year educating and shaping our children. We know that with constant marking and lesson planning, a teacher’s job doesn’t end with the last bell – except the last bell of the year. With two months of freedom, travelling is more than possible. Here are some of the best summer vacations for teachers!
For those work-a-holic teachers that just can’t stay out of the classroom, teaching abroad is a great option to switch things up, make some money, gain more experience, travel, and keep teaching! There are countless countries that welcome English as a second language (ESL) teachers, so you can pretty much take your pick! However, South Korea, Japan, and China are some of the most popular countries for aspiring ESL teachers.
With two months to kill, there’s no need to keep your vacation short. Why not get the full experience by backpacking? Of course, your mind probably jumps to “Europe” when you think of backpacking. But there are plenty of other options! From the hiker’s dream of Mt. Everest in Nepal to an epic adventure through South America, there are tons of backpacking trips for the adventurous teacher!
No flights required when you’re not in a hurry! Pack up the car and the family for the ultimate summer road trip. Whether you stay in Canada or head south to the States, there are tons of campsites, national parks, and sites to see along your route. Consider exploring Canada’s east and head all the way to P.E.I. – or Canada’s west coast and head to Vancouver! In America, a Pacific road trip to California or a southwest trip to Florida are both bucket-list-worthy drives!
There is so much to explore in our own backyard! Nature-lovers should check out Killbear Provincial Park, Algonquin Park, and Killarney Provincial Park. Vino lovers will love the wineries in Prince Edward County and the Niagara region. City lovers will find no shortage of things to do in Toronto this summer. Or, explore some of the other big cities in Ontario like Ottawa and Kingston!
PSA: School might be out for summer, but Continental’s Teacher Tuesday discount isn’t! Take advantage of our savings and your summer off with the best rate guaranteed!
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