May 022012
Lindsey: A Private Special Education Teacher in Beautiful Bermuda

Teaching Traveling: Welcome, Lindsey Lehman! Tell us what led to your remarkable teaching position in Bermuda. 

Lindsey: I was born and raised in Southern New Jersey and had a very typical upbringing with my two sisters. My parents, who were amateur history buffs, raised me. Every summer we would pile in the car and drive all across the U.S. to visit every battlefield, national monument and famous person from history’s childhood [...Read More!]

Apr 292012
Sara: Global Teacher and Balloon Artist Tells You Ways to Travel

Teaching Traveling: Welcome to world-traveling teacher, Sara Krakauer!

Sara, tell us about your background. 

Sara: First and foremost, I’m a teacher.  In the United States, that word alone doesn’t sound so glamorous, so I’m tempted to add something to spice it up and call myself a “global teacher.” In Nepal, the word for teacher is “lama” which sounds much more important. In fact, Nepalis have great respect for their teachers, and it’s [...Read More!]

Apr 212012
Whitney: Raising a Young Son and Teaching in Taiwan and Korea

Teaching Traveling: Welcome, Whitney!

Tell us about your background.

Whitney:  When I was younger, I traveled so much, but only in my imagination.  My favorite books growing up were set in other countries and other time periods.  For example, when I read about Sherlock Holmes, I so badly wished to be in London, in the Victorian era (I love how much a geek I am!).

I longed to be part of an [...Read More!]

Apr 172012
Tim: A Pastor Doing Volunteer and Adventure Travel Abroad

Teaching Traveling: Today we have a different kind of traveling teacher: a pastor who’s seen the world!

Tim first made contact with me after reading my article about liminal spaces in travel, which he used as inspiration for one of his later sermons. I was so tickled, I asked Tim if he’d like to be interviewed, and it turned out he has a phenomenal travel history.

Tim, tell us a bit about [...Read More!]

Apr 122012
Alexa: A TEFL Course in Peru for Korea Teaching and Asia Travel

Teaching Traveling: Welcome, Alexa, a traveling teacher who connected with me because we both had the same wonderful TEFL teacher, Natalie!

Alexa, tell us a bit about your background. 

Alexa: I’m Alexa Hart, a 25-year-old southern California native who spent the past two years teaching in Seoul, South Korea. Before moving to South Korea, I got TEFL certified in Cusco, Peru with a fantastic volunteer organization and English-language institute called Maximo [...Read More!]

Apr 082012
Nina: Fundraising for Thailand Volunteer Travel Despite Adversity

Teaching Traveling: Today we get a peek at the passion and determination it takes to make travel dreams a reality by hearing from Nina, who is fundraising to volunteer in Thailand.

Nina, tell us about yourself.

Nina: I was born to a very independent woman who couldn’t seem to stay in one spot. “Suitcase Sandy” is the nickname she came to acquire from friends and family. By the time I was 18 [...Read More!]

Apr 052012
Maureen: From Intelligence Official to Book Author in Ecuador

Teaching Traveling: Welcome, Maureen Klovers! Readers, get ready for a remarkable story unlike any you’ve heard before.

Maureen, tell us about your background.

Maureen: I have a checkered past! Originally from Milwaukee, I started my career as a U.S. intelligence agent focused on Latin America and moonlighted as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher and a panelist on a local radio station’s Sunday morning talk show. Following a discussion with one [...Read More!]

Mar 252012
Volunteer Teach this Summer in the Beautiful Dominican Republic!

Here’s a fabulous opportunity from a fellow Boston teacher, Jennifer Dines, to travel to the Dominican Republic this summer to volunteer! Jennifer explains:

Are you interested in traveling to the Dominican Republic? 

Do you know a college student, friend, or colleague who is hoping to improve in Spanish and cross-cultural communication?

Would you like to spend a month of your summer living and working on the shores of the Caribbean?

I had an incredible experience working with [...Read More!]

Mar 212012
Why is Stop Kony Getting More Press Than World Stop TB Day?

I have a message for you from my friend who is a doctor in Mozambique.

“It’s painful,” my friend wrote to me yesterday, “that the Stop Kony campaign has gotten millions of views and floods of press, but World Tuberculosis Day (which is this Saturday, March 24!) has gone unnoticed.”

Read this excerpt from a Message About TB by the United Nations Secretary General to understand why you should care:

“For too long, tuberculosis [...Read More!]

Mar 162012
Lisa: A California Science Teacher Shows Travel Is Not Scary

Teaching Traveling: Hello, world traveling teacher Lisa Niver Rajna!

Lisa, tell us about your background.

Lisa: Traveling and teaching have always been parts of my life!

I have taught preschool to middle school usually with a focus on science. This is my thirteenth year teaching and currently I teach K-6 science in Los Angeles, California where I grew up.

I also spent seven years on the Seven Seas as a youth counselor and assistant Cruise Director, just [...Read More!]