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!
From August of 2009 to May of 2010, I 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 because I LOVE writing for you all, and 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 with my husband Colin (who I met the week after returning to America in 2010) following our wonderful and reality-TV-televised wedding, and in 2012 at last toured India. Once our first child was born in 2013, I transitioned to also covering family travel as we voyaged through Puerto Rico, Ireland, and Canada. Our second child was born in 2016, so we are really getting into this Baby Travel and Toddler Travel thing! Despite having a family, however, I still relish solo travel, exploring Turkey and Dubai, following the exhilarating Top 100 Travel Bloggers conference on Study Abroad at the U.S. White House.
I’m happy to report that this site is going strong, with around 1,000 readers a day from around the world (yay!), but though I love having this blog to share my own travels, I also want to feature the inspiring stories of others. Therefore, in 2010 I launched a second website specifically to share the stories of other teacher-travelers! Check out and spread the word about www.TeachingTraveling.com 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 can also join our Education Bloggers group.
Beyond teaching and blogging, I also 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 my Media Kit, browse the “This Site in the News“ page, read How to Navigate this Travel Blog, see The Full List of Countries I’ve Traveled to, and read The Missions of this Blog. You can also connect with me on Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, Pinterest, 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!