My name is Katy Matello and I am a teacher who loves to travel.
“Travel is like an endless university. You never stop learning.” – Henry Lloyd
Experiential learning, that is acquiring knowledge through experiences, can be incredibly powerful. Travel is, perhaps, the most profound (and fun!) method of experiential learning. We can discover so much about the past, the present, other people, and ourselves through experiencing the world around us. The combination of education and travel is what brings me here. My travel experiences have had a significant impact on my academic and personal education. I hope to use this blog to share these experiences with you.
To introduce myself a bit – I am a high school social studies teacher. Although I have a wide variety of interests, my primary area of focus and research is the Holocaust. Earlier this year, I completed my Masters of the Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program at Gratz College in Philadelphia. This subject will be a frequent topic for this blog. I am an amateur photographer and an aspiring yogi. I am a wife and a mother to three fur-babies. I have been on two continents (North America and Europe) and I hope to travel to a third before my 30th birthday. I have spent time in 4 countries (Canada, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, and Mexico) and spent a summer living in Montepulciano, Italy for an undergraduate study abroad program. I have also been to numerous locations around the United States, mainly in states along the east coast, but I have also had the opportunity to go to Alaska. Anywhere is my favorite place to travel, whether it’s across town, across the country, or across the world. The sense of adventure of experiencing somewhere new, meeting new people, and learning about another culture is unbeatable. I look forward to sharing more with you!