Youth Creating Change of Ghana!

Youth Creating Change of Ghana!

Hello, and thanks for stopping by!

My name is Lillie, and I am a 34 year old, six foot tall Boston native. Starting in 2003, I taught high school English in the Boston Public Schools before flying out in August of 2009 to begin voyaging around the world!

Although I had spent nearly every teacher summer volunteering or taking classes in Latin America, circumnavigating the globe for nine months was the longest I’d ever been away from home.

From August of 2009 to May of 2010, I had had the joy of: two weeks in Japan, four months in Southeast Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos), a week in Italy, three months volunteer teaching in Ghana, and one and a half months in Spain and Portugal.

Now I am back home in my beloved Boston to teach in Boston Public Schools again! But don’t worry: this blog and my adventures will continue for many years to come, as I still voyage constantly. I traveled to China twice in 2011-12 (once with a group of 42 Boston students), took a 9-day teacher tour of Greece, went on a fabulous Honeymoon in Belize after our wonderful and reality-TV-televised wedding, and at last toured India. Our next stop is Baby World, and travel with baby!

Good news: In 2010 I launched a second website specifically to share the stories of other teacher-travelers! Check out and spread the word about and let me know if you’re a teacher-traveler (in ANY sense of the term) who wants to be interviewed for the site. If you run your own education site or regularly write for one, you should also join our Education Bloggers group.

Beyond teaching and blogging, I adore running social media trainings, doing website consulting, freelance writing, and public speaking. (Let me know if you’d like to book me!) I have also coordinated the Boston chapter of Meet, Plan, Go career-break travel conferences and meetups.

Want more juicy info about this site and about yours truly? Check out the This Site in the News page, read How to Navigate this Travel Blog, see The Full List of Countries I’ve Traveled to, browse my Media Kit, and read The Missions of this Blog. You can also connect with me on Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, or Facebook, subscribe to my RSS Feed, sign up for email delivery of new posts directly to your Inbox, or get connected with my monthly e-newsletter.

Thanks so much for reading, feel free to drop me a note at WorldLillie at gmail dot com, and please do leave comments and share this site around. Readers like YOU are the reason this site has been such a joy to run since 2009!

  91 Responses to “Lillie”

  1. Hi Ms. Marshal,

    Due to safety reasons, this is not my real name. Anyway, I just wanted to say that I am the student who followed you on Twitter and Facebook. I really enjoyed the lecture you gave us in class during journalism. I was really fascinated about what you were saying and you really got me interested more in journalism. I am going to see if I can get my opinion articles published in big name newspapers, such as the Huffington post. I really liked your suggestions about the opinion articles when i talked to you after class. I was really inspired by you. Please come and visit us again.

    • Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this note, “Joe!” I had such a great time presenting in your class in Dubai and am so inspired thinking of what you all will go on to do!

  2. Hi Lillie..
    I like you and i like what you doing..
    It is nice to write this comment and say hi for you after 12 years of blogging..
    I hope you will come to Dubai.. nice to meet you

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