Tag Archives: living the dream

10 Ways to Live Like You’re Traveling


When I’m exploring the world and writing about it, I am my best self. Nothing brings out the personality traits, qualities, ideas and behavior I’m most proud of like the travel mindset. When I take on the role of the … Continue reading

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Bears and Bears and Bears, Oh My


When I was about seven, my family moved from Washington, DC to Bozeman, Montana. That’s quite the change for a ripe young mind. And when you throw into the mix that my best friend at the time–who was pretty much … Continue reading

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End-of-Year Shenanigans and the Best Night Ever


Last weekend, the American Farm School (where I live and teach) held a graduation ceremony for both its secondary school students and its college students. As I taught at the secondary school and have many friends at the college, this … Continue reading

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The Great City of Istanbul, from A – Z


I just spent an amazing, jam-packed three days in the wonderful city of Istanbul. It was my second trip there, the first being three years ago with my parents, and I dare say I’m in love! I’m even toying with … Continue reading

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The Eleven Commandments of Traveling in Greece


While waiting for a 4:30 AM ferry in Irakleio, Crete, I found myself in the company of some of those American tourists. You surely know what I’m talking about; neon U of Whatever t-shirts, flip flops, loud embarrassing conversations, the … Continue reading

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Beach Days, Dolphin Sightings, Crashing Greek Weddings and Other Job Perks


No corner office with a view, no contribution to a distant retirement fund, no free health club pass. But, well, I guess there are some fringe benefits to being a teacher in Greece. Meet my student Antony! He is from … Continue reading

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Hot, Bittersweet and Jam-Packed with Dissertations


That’s how I would describe my days of late. “Hot” because the Greek sun does not mess around. Holy guacamole! It’s only early June, and I am already wilting in the heat; Gingerus Maximus doesn’t do well in this climate, … Continue reading

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