The 10 Most Hoosier Things To Do with an Indiana Visitor

Last summer my Portuguese boyfriend came to visit me in Indiana. My friends and I had a blast coming up with the most embarrassingly Hoosier things we could think of to do with him. Here’s the Ultimate Indiana Itinerary we came up with. #1 Drink root beer at a drive-thru. After living abroad, I’ve come… More The 10 Most Hoosier Things To Do with an Indiana Visitor

Clothing Do’s and Don’ts for Asia (Thrift Haul for Taiwan)

When I moved to Hanoi, Vietnam last year I was woefully unprepared for the weather. I’d packed tank tops, short-shorts, maxi skirts, and my nicest shirts, but somehow I spent the entire year complaining that I had nothing to wear. I learned a lot from the experience, so this year I hit some thrift stores… More Clothing Do’s and Don’ts for Asia (Thrift Haul for Taiwan)

A Great Day Out in Indiana: France Park, Logansport

I love hiking and sight-seeing outdoors. After eight months in Hanoi, where “the outdoors” meant drinking coffee on a busy street corner while motorbikes zoomed by and I secretly prayed for the sun to just please come back, “I haven’t seen sunshine in weeks,” I was pretty thrilled to be back in the cornfields, forests,… More A Great Day Out in Indiana: France Park, Logansport

5 Ways I’m Learning to Be Less of a Woman when Teaching

A common complaint that I hear among my female colleagues is that men teachers earn respect from their students much easier than women do: male teachers don’t have as many problems with discipline, the kids automatically like them, men are physically bigger and louder, etc., etc… I don’t necessarily agree with these comments, but I… More 5 Ways I’m Learning to Be Less of a Woman when Teaching

Getting Really Lost in a Village of 500 People: Moravské Prusy, Czech Republic

The year I lived in Prague, I jotted down an experience that I had in village called Moravské Prusy with a good friend of mine. I saved the article to my computer and then forgot all about it until I reread the tale the other day and took a trip down memory lane. Read on… More Getting Really Lost in a Village of 500 People: Moravské Prusy, Czech Republic