#TRAVEL – Indonesia: Peace in Ubud

I've never read the book Eat, Pray, Love, nor have I watched the movie. But, nonetheless, I heard Ubud, Bali was an interesting place to visit for reasons other than "It's where that really good book/ film is set".

#TRAVEL Cambodia: The Killing Fields

Disclaimer: In case the title didn't tip you off, this article is going to be a real bummer. One of the most amazing things about traveling is how much you learn along the way—about people, about culture, and about the world itself. Reading about something in a book is a far cry from seeing the … Continue reading #TRAVEL Cambodia: The Killing Fields

Troubles Abroad: Life Without Peanut Butter

Ants on a Log. Fluffernutters. Classic PB&J. And who didn't make a pinecone-peanut butter bird feeder as a kid? We put it on bananas, slather it on french toast and of course eat it straight off the spoon. No matter what country I'm headed to, you can be certain I'm tossing a couple jars of … Continue reading Troubles Abroad: Life Without Peanut Butter

Top 5 Struggles of Long-Term Backpacking (and how to beat them!)

5 Struggles of Long-Term Backpacking (and how to beat them!) Any backpacker will tell you that their life isn't just one never-ending vacation. Yeah, you'll have some amazing experiences, meet fascinating people, and gain a deeper understanding of foreign cultures one could never garner from books and movies. But backpacking isn't easy—it takes dedication, flexibility, … Continue reading Top 5 Struggles of Long-Term Backpacking (and how to beat them!)

TEFL TIPS #10 – THE ALMIGHTY FLASHCARD (2)

For this TEFL Tip, I'm going to write another post on flashcard activities. You can find my first post here Activity – Run to the ______ (Listening) Age – Pre-K, K, Primary Level – Beginner This activity mainly focuses on listening and is one of the most simple but effective listening games you can play. You … Continue reading TEFL TIPS #10 – THE ALMIGHTY FLASHCARD (2)

3 Myths About Niagara Falls

So I recently took a trip out to Niagara Falls, something I've been wanting to see for years. When I mentioned my plan to friends, the general reaction was always, “Why?”. Their opinions ranged from indifferent to overly negative whether they'd been there before or not. Undeterred, I hopped a 7-hour bus from Chinatown up … Continue reading 3 Myths About Niagara Falls

5 Weirdest Superstitions Encountered Abroad

So you’re bumming around Cambodia and happen to piss off the wrong person—word gets around that a hail of bullets may be in your future. Do you: Call the cops? Nope. Invest in a Kevlar wardrobe? Nah. Make a beeline for the nearest tattoo parlor? Bingo! Traditional tattooing in Cambodia is commonly believed to hold … Continue reading 5 Weirdest Superstitions Encountered Abroad

Late to the airbnb party..

Established in 2008, Airbnb has been around for a fair amount of time. However, it wasn't until mid-2015 that I first used it. It was a brilliant choice! To anyone that doesn't know what Airbnb is, it is a service that allows people to list and rent a huge range of properties all over the … Continue reading Late to the airbnb party..

TEFL TIPS #5 – Asking the right questions.

An important goal of TEFL teaching is to keep students talking, getting them to practice new words and reinforce those they’ve learned. A simple tactic for doing this is asking questions about what they have, whether it be a drawing, a book, or a toy. However many teachers, myself included, often fall into a rut … Continue reading TEFL TIPS #5 – Asking the right questions.