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]
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’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]
Hello! As I delight in doing each December, let’s see which stories were most successful of the 24 I wrote on this travel blog this year… and then I’ll give you some secret back-story on what’s been going on at Around the World L. I shall illustrate this article with my favorite @WorldLillie Instagram photos from the… [Read More]
Reflecting on the best meal our family ate during travel around the Berkshire Mountains of Williamstown, Massachusetts this summer, I’m smiling just remembering The Store at Five Corners. This historic restaurant, cafe, and market spells mealtime success both for snooty foodies like me, and families with young, messy, and rambunctious children like ours. Let’s see why…… [Read More]
This time of year, lust for buying bursts forth, and I freak out because gifts are not my love language. In order to give an alternative to consumerism seizing hearts and credit cards, here’s a story that just happened in my 7th grade classroom to make you smile, tear up a little, and perhaps even rethink… [Read More]