How could I possibly have more to write about the Caribbean island of Curaçao, given that this is now my SEVENTH article from my epic Curaçao trip? Ooh, trust me — there are ostriches and edible iguanas that still need discussing, and photos too beautiful to keep hidden. Let’s go! Because I need to move… [Read More]
Learning Around the World:
Though I am a classroom teacher, this site is about the learning that takes place beyond a school's walls. We can learn everywhere! Use these articles to explore our world's joys...
“What does Charleston, South Carolina even look like?” I wondered aloud to my Folly Beach hosts. “Oh, you MUST go see it after we finish filming this tourism video,” the hosts gushed, almost knocking over the biscuits and gravy we were eating, imagining the disgrace of a human being so close to Charleston and not… [Read More]
Ahhh!!! The tourism video that I was invited to be in for Folly Beach, SC is out! Here it is: This is my first time ever being in a professionally-produced tourism video, so here are answers to some frequently asked questions. Q: How did this video opportunity happen? A: Being a travel blogger since 2009, I’ve… [Read More]
Willemstad, Curaçao has some of the most colorful buildings in the world, yet due to the tides of history and the blazing Caribbean island sun, this architecture is constantly in flux. During my recent travels through Curaçao, I was particularly enchanted by the half-renovated, half-crumbled neighborhood of Pietermaai District Curaçao. By the time you read this article,… [Read More]
What’s the highest point in Massachusetts? Why, ’tis the green-skirted, 3,489-foot-tall mountain known as Mount Greylock, my friends! She is well worth visiting on your next New England adventure. Now, given the success of my earlier article about the easiest way to visit El Yunque Rainforest in Puerto Rico (hint: drive up it), I present… [Read More]
Prepare to feast your eyes on buildings that look like wedding cakes. As I found out on my recent trip to Curaçao, the Willemstad neighborhood of Scharloo is THE spot for ogling opulent, vibrant architecture. But how did these edifices come to be? Let’s take a trip through history… In the 18th century, Curaçao was… [Read More]