Travel Styles

On My Own

I wrote this over a month ago, sitting in my guest house in Vientiane: I’m on my own again. It’s so funny, when I first planned out this trip, up until just a month or two before leaving, I always thought I’d be doing it alone. I was okay with that, even excited for it. Well, life intervened …

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English Teacher for One Day

Although I’ve never seriously considered teaching English (too busy, at least these days), I’ve always been curious about it. What do English teachers DO on a daily basis? What’s it like trying to explain your language to a bunch of kids with a HUGE language barrier? Luckily Mike was happy to take me in for …

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The Four Stages of Living Abroad

Anyone who has spent a lot of time abroad knows that living abroad is so very different from backpacking, with it’s own joys, opportunities and challenges. Christine Fisher explains: When I prepared for my first extended stay abroad, I daydreamed about all the travel and exploration opportunities ahead of me. I planned the logistics, arranged housing and …

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