Passport 4 Change is a unique, fun and creative way to teach children about currency, math, geography and social studies.
Passport 4 Change is also a source for inspiration that covers travel and adventure.
I'm a flight attendant and my husband Tony is a pilot and we have worked in the travel industry for more than 18 years and we are passionate about travel. After high school, I worked at a bank for 5 years. Sitting at my desk 5 days a week from 9 to 5 was slowly sucking the life out of me. I called in sick went to an interview for a Flight Attendant position where I was hired and started training the following week. With my new job, I became indepedent and my confidence grew by meeting all types of people who all have an interesting story to tell.
I met my husband who shares the same love for travel in 2003 and shortly after we began dating, we took our first trip together to Belize. That trip was when I knew we were great travel partners and that I was so lucky to have found someone who shares my same travel style and has the desire to explore and adventure with me. He is also a great photographer and has captured fantastic moments of our life together. Since that trip, we have traveled to more than 50 countries and already have a lifetime of memories. We like to send ourselves post cards from each country detailing the trip highlights and funny things we've seen or heard to remind us after we return home. A few of the highlights are, gazing at the Sistine Chapel until our necks ached, walking on the Great Wall of China, drinking Glüwein in Germany during Christmas, horseback riding in Argentina, eating the BEST perogies in St. Petersburg Russia, touring Windsor Castle and listening to the mens choir sing at St. Georges Chapel in England, shopping in the souks in Dubai, being in a wedding in Punjab India and parking our rental car next to a tour bus to use its free wi-fi while we dried our pants with the car heater after sightseeing in a rain storm in Iceland.
We have made great friends during our travels. To name a few, a fun couple in Zagreb, Croatia after a U2 concert, a British Airways flight attendant we sat next to at the U2 concert at Wembley Stadium in London, England (we were groupies that summer) and a Swedish couple we met in South Africa when we were both on our honeymoon. We live simply so we can travel often. We use Airbnb as often as we can. We love meeting the hosts and getting the knowledge of the country we are in from a local. In New Zealand, we couldn't decide if we should take a fjord tour or the glacier tour. Our Airbnb host suggested we talk to her pilot friend about renting an airplane and piloting our own tour over the lakes and glaciers. We did and it was the highlight of our trip. When we were in Vienna, Austria we asked our host if she could recommend seeing either the symphony or choir. The tickets were expensive and we could only afford to attend one. She told us that she had just read in the local paper that both the choir and symphony would be performing at a benefit concert that night for a fraction of the normal ticket price.
I wasn't a great student in school but travel has opened up my world and the world had become my classroom where I continue to learn. I created Passport 4 Change to inspire the dream of travel and the educational benefits it brings.
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions." -Albert Einstein