Hey there!

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Welcome! We’re two Ontario teachers who love to travel, find new adventures, and pass on those experiences through Past The Potholes.

We love traveling to off-the-beaten-path destinations and outdoor adventures. You’ll find us kitesurfing on a tropical beach, hiking in the mountains or on the computer planning our next adventure.

As teachers, we’ve spent too many nights and weekends creating engaging lessons and assessing student progress. With 20+ years each of upper elementary and middle school classroom experience, we want to help you take back YOUR time so you can enjoy it with family and friends!

We love to take advantage of our profession to combine our two loves and have taught overseas as well as travelled full-time while creating high-quality resources for teachers online. Discover our teaching resources here.

“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey” – Gabs Hoffman

Let us help YOU!

Whether you are a teacher looking for fresh time-saving ideas, a traveler looking for vacation inspiration, or both, we’ve got something for you here.

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Find Our Most Popular Posts

The posts below are among our most popular so you know they are packed with useful information!  Click on the image below and start reading!

Man walking through sunny valley surrounded by mountains with text: Colombia Travel Guide
Sea lion pup on a beach with the text: Ultimate Guide to Land-Based Galapagos Travel.
Bright water at cenote entrance with text: Mexico, Yucatan itinerary

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