There comes a time in every traveler’s path when she must cease and desist freeloading off a kind benefactor’s floor. To this end, I spent 9 hours of last night “sleeping” on the night bus from Tokyo to Osaka. Read: Night bus = cheap… [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...
Hey, remember when you got locked inside Shinjuku Park in Tokyo cause you didn’t realize the barred doors sealed at 4:30pm? That was fun. Remember how you were innocently doing headstands in the lush, plush expanses of grass, then writing, full of peace, while… [Read More]
Want to ride the Subway and trains in Tokyo? So do I! Check out the sweet li’l map over here… But don’t forget that there are TWO intertwined train systems! Is it any wonder that I feel a ridiculous sense of accomplishment whenever I… [Read More]
Flying over Nevada and Utah, you see a moonscape. Nothingness. Dry, crusty, brown-gray ripples of empty. This has always sent a sizzling thrill down my spine because in Boston, everything is built up, peopled, poofed out with trees. It’s colonized, utterly. But when you… [Read More]
The backpack that will take me around the world! Meg looked up from her tea with disdain. “Why the heck would you possibly need three bathing suits?” she asked. “I want to be on the beach all the time!” I protested. “Yea, well, you… [Read More]
What happens when you tell someone you’re going to take the next eight or more months traveling around the world? Spin the wheel of reactions… where will it land? A. Denial: “You’re not really going and we will not ever talk about this again… [Read More]