Seven Sights to See With the Kids This Summer

Summer, at least in the eyes of Austin school children, is just around the corner. Summer temperatures are already being felt and hot afternoons seem to stretch out longer in the summer. Fortunately, fun ways to entertain the whole family abound in the Austin area.

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Family Day at The Spanish Riding School, Vienna

This Spring we visited Vienna with our two young daughters. As always, I did my best, to plan an itinerary that combined historic sites, fun activities and sporadic blocks of free time to be spontaneous (or rest, which is often necessary for the kids!). Traveling abroad with young children can be challenging, and there is no guarantee that the plans you make with them in mind will be received as well as you had hoped. But keeping their ages and specific interests in mind when planning has always proven to be a step in the right direction for me. During our family trip to Ireland in August 2012, my daughters went horseback riding for the very first time and since then, they have had a love affair with the sport and everything horse-related and have become avid riders.. Knowing my daughters’ passion for all things equine, I decided to plan a visit to The Spanish Riding School while in Vienna.

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Teachers’ Unemployment in the Summer – How to Still Get Paid

It is common to see and hear teachers’ unemployment in the summer. Since school is out, so are the teachers, because there are no students in the vicinity. This also means no work on their end. As a result, many mentors don’t have salaries over the vacation.

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