Life is not measured by the number
of breaths we take but by the places and moments that take our breath
Why are we going? Because there is a wonderful world around us,
filled with beautiful people. The magnificent diversity of people
and cultures found across the globe is just too amazing to miss.
In the grand scheme of things, we are only on this earth for
the blink of an eye. If you are not careful, your whole life can
pass before your eyes, leaving all of those wonderful people and
places unknown. We are on a quest to meet as many different people
in as many cultures as we possibly can in our remaining lifetimes.
Along the way we will seek out the places that best showcase the
grandeur of nature. We will seek out those out-of-the-way places
that many people have never heard of and most have never visited.
By making this trip on Landfall we can visit not only the popular
tropical islands and coastlines, but also those remote places
where commercial airlines can't land and big cruise ships can't
dock. We can visit people and places much like what we've grown
used to in the United States, and we can visit people and places
that are not yet spoiled by "progress" or jaded by tourism.
We can visit the last few places where the air is clean, the
water is clear, and the people are unspoiled by the trappings
of modern society. Along the way, we thought that producing this
Web site to share our adventures might spur someone's imagination
to follow our trail, or at least imagine a trail of their own.
Our goal in providing Landfall Learning's educational materials
is to encourage good global citizenship in young students and
to develop in them a deeper understanding of current conservation
challenges, cultural differences and the wise use of resources,
as well as promote a healthy respect for the environment. Each
topic follows state and national learning standards and teaches
relevant geography, science, social studies, math and language
arts based on our travels, within the overarching context of environmental
education. It is our hope that future generations can explore
a world even more beautiful than the one we encounter.
You can't evolve if you're not involved!
Where are we going? To see a map of where we're planning to go,
look at our Routes.
Classroom Activity: To keep a running track of our travels and adventures, tape a
map of the world to your classroom wall and chart our positions
as we travel. Then use a pencil to connect the positions you have