European Holocaust Sites Grant Trip 2015

In the summer of 2015, my best friend and I were awarded a grant from Rural Trust to travel anywhere in the world to learn something we could take back to our classroom. Our grant trip took us to 10 countries and over 30 Holocaust sites. We wrote this in reverse order, so I do … Continue reading European Holocaust Sites Grant Trip 2015

A Trip to Oregon & Idaho. Summer 2015.

This week I'm off to the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) Biennial Conference in Moscow, Idaho to present on a curriculum I developed and will be teaching next year. The curriculum is for a class called Missouri Literature and Comp - a place-based learning English class where students will be engrossed … Continue reading A Trip to Oregon & Idaho. Summer 2015.

Saving $$$ On that Overseas Trip (Coupons/Discounts Inside This Blog!)

Need to save $ overseas? Here are some of my go-to websites and tips. FOOD 1. Know your location and what you want. First, you SHOULD make sure to experience the local cuisine--try new things! Otherwise, you'll really be missing out. Here's the catch... where??? That's a tricky question without a clear-cut answer. In Italy, … Continue reading Saving $$$ On that Overseas Trip (Coupons/Discounts Inside This Blog!)

“Backpack” Europe (or wherever you want!) – What I Always Have On Hand

On your way to somewhere fun and exciting? These are my traveling take-along suggestions. Yes I name drop brands. No, they're not paying me. Yes, some name brands have less than par products!   At the airport in Iceland, summer 2015, with my friend Kristy. 1. Get some REALLY good shoes. Hiking? Get a comfy … Continue reading “Backpack” Europe (or wherever you want!) – What I Always Have On Hand