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Read my Story at Teaching Traveling

Bonjour! Back in 2013, I was published on an online blog called Teaching Traveling, a blog run by Boston-native Lillie Marshall and which specializes in publishing stories about teachers traveling in all sorts of ways, to all sorts of places! I was lucky enough to have been able to tell my story about traveling and teaching abroad in France and Japan. Hanging out with some lovely ladies in … Continue reading Read my Story at Teaching Traveling

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Postcard from the Christmas Market in Arras

During the Christmas season, you always see lists with a title along the lines of “Best Christmas Markets in France“, or “in Europe“, and so on. In regards to the north of France, Lille always seems to make the list. And don’t get me wrong, the Christmas market here in my city is gorgeous- the ferris wheel offers sweeping views of the city (with the totally and completely … Continue reading Postcard from the Christmas Market in Arras

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Notes on Coming Home for the Holidays

  As I write this, I am currently en route to Paris via Copenhagen, thanks to bargain SAS flights. I’ve spent the past two weeks celebrating Christmas and New Year’s back in my hometown in southeastern Wisconsin. It was a much needed, much welcomed visit and break from my life in France. I don’t come home to the United States as often as I would … Continue reading Notes on Coming Home for the Holidays

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Notre Dame de Paris: The Musical

Notre-Dame de Paris is a French-Québécois musical that debuted in Paris in September 1998. Based on novelist Victor Hugo’s Notre Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame), it has been performed in more than 17 countries and in seven different languages. Even better, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, Notre Dame de Paris broke the record for the most successful musical in its first … Continue reading Notre Dame de Paris: The Musical

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A Summary of 2016

Ah, 2016. A year of ups and downs, highs and lows, and everything in between. For me, it was a bittersweet year. I started 2015 with two grandfathers and 2016 with zero. I a new, stable, better-paid job and visa sponsorship, as well as my foot in the door in European International schools— a professional opportunity that has really challenged me and my teaching (in … Continue reading A Summary of 2016

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Copenhagen, Denmark: Europe’s Best-Kept Secret?

I was extremely fortunate to have been chosen as one of five staff members to attend and represent my school at the 2016 ECIS Conference (Educational Collaborative for International Schools) in Copenhagen this past November. The conference was so incredibly interesting. Not only did I get to meet Americans and other nationals who are teaching at international schools around the world, I also got to attend … Continue reading Copenhagen, Denmark: Europe’s Best-Kept Secret?

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Zaragoza, Spain

I hadn’t even heard of Zaragoza before my friend Megan moved there, but it is actually Spain’s fifth largest city, the capital of Spain’s Aragon region, and conveniently place between Bilbao, Barcelona, and Madrid. Although my days were mostly leisurely, I did enjoy going out to enjoy the city’s highlights. Basilica of Our Lady the Pillar Zaragoza’s most iconic monument is definitely the Basilica of … Continue reading Zaragoza, Spain