Every time I get the typical Yale Travel brochure, my reaction is the same. These people do not get me. At all. I do not have three weeks to float down the Danube discussing German literature. I do not have two weeks to cruise the Aegean Sea with a Yale professor who will explain everything to me. And, even if I had that kind of time, I certainly can’t spend the $75,000 it would cost to take my family on such a trip. These brochures make me nuts.
A few months back, though, I received an e-mail about a different kind of Yale Travel program. This one was interesting to me. The Yale Service Tours are more manageable trips . . . with one this year scheduled for our kids’ Spring Break. So, our son Tyler and I are going to give one of these trips a try. I am excited about it. And, nervous. Mostly excited, though. We’ve been assigned to the Education Team, which means we will be working in a school. I will let you know how it goes.