Hi from Rick: Waking Up in Morocco
|Jackie Steves with her Moroccan family.|
When I was a teenager, I heard Graham Nash's "Teach Your Children" song for the first time. Frankly, it didn't do much for me. But now that I have teenage kids of my own, I finally get it. Feed them on your dreams...and they'll do the same for you.
This past summer my 17 year-old daughter, Jackie, decided she needed to have her suburban sensibilities shaken up a little — so she flew to Morocco with a program from her high school. After a week in Rabat, she lived in a humble village (no iPod, cell phone, laptop, or communication with home) for three weeks. She was immersed in Moroccan village life (with no indoor plumbing, she stresses), putting her French to work, learning how to live without all the material comforts our suburban teens take for granted...and seeing her faraway home through different eyes.
How did it all turn out? In this month's Travel News, you'll have a chance to read Jackie's Morocco trip journal, complete with photos. We have a bunch of other travel articles lined up for you this month...but...
Hers is the only one I remember right now.