10 Ways to Get Around Bangkok

Getting around Bangkok can sometimes be extremely frustrating, as you can often find yourself slowly inching forward in what seems like a never ending traffic jam. However, there are several ways you can travel around the wonderful city, sometimes without having to see a single car. Getting around Bangkok can sometimes be extremely frustrating, as … Continue reading 10 Ways to Get Around Bangkok

Teaching in Thailand vs. Teaching in Japan

Teaching in Thailand vs. Japan by Rachael Hornsby Having started my TEFL adventures in Thailand, I have now spent a year teaching there, and another 6 months teaching in Japan (with a year back in the UK in between). If you might be considering either of these countries to teach English in, or are deciding … Continue reading Teaching in Thailand vs. Teaching in Japan

Why I Hate Teaching Kindergarten

Why I Hate Teaching Kindergarten (...and why I love it) Today my class staged a full-on rebellion. Crayons were thrown; blocks were spilled. “No,” their 20 little minds simultaneously decided, “Now is not classtime.” Trying to round them up was about as successful as herding cats. The first month is always the hardest, especially with … Continue reading Why I Hate Teaching Kindergarten

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

How Much Do You Need To Start Teaching In Thailand?

Written June, 2016. Needs to be updated. So, you're thinking of teaching in Thailand, but not sure how much money you need to get started? Let me help you out. A TEFL Certification A lot of schools prefer you to have a TEFL qualification. There are many options on how to go about this. The … Continue reading How Much Do You Need To Start Teaching In Thailand?

3 Ways to Keep in Touch With Your Parents While Backpacking

3 Ways to Keep in Touch With Your Parents While Backpacking Traveling the world during our younger years is liberating, to say the least. It helps us expand our psyche and learn about our surrounding environment more thoroughly - although, it often comes at a price. We’ve previously written about  how difficult it can be … Continue reading 3 Ways to Keep in Touch With Your Parents While Backpacking

TEFL TIPS #8 – PLAYDOUGH

In order to inspire creative thinking and maintain active engagement in the classroom, teachers need to sustain a dynamic environment. One great way to get kids involved is to involve more tactile activities and there are so many fun ways to include playdough in an ESL classroom! Not just for kids, either—even my adult learners … Continue reading TEFL TIPS #8 – PLAYDOUGH

#TRAVEL – THAILAND: KOH WOW!

During my 18 months in Thailand, I naturally explored most of the country, but there were still some stones I’d left unturned—so in December 2015 I decided to take a short vacation to the Thai island Koh Tao and check out somewhere I had not been before. Koh Tao is located a short ferry ride … Continue reading #TRAVEL – THAILAND: KOH WOW!