All posts tagged USA

Golden Gate Bridge

New Year Resolutions!

When I teach composition, I tell my students how important it is to reflect on their work before moving on to the next project. Though we all strive to live […]

Lake Agnes, Colorado

9 Things To Do in Northern Colorado with Photos

With the change of every season, I get a rush of excitement. While others mourn the loss of sunny days and warm weather, I try to stay positive about the […]

View from Mount Bierstadt

I Successfully Hiked My First of Colorado’s Fourteeners!

I Hiked My First Colorado Fourteener! Hiking a mountain of 14,000 feet in elevation seems to be something of a rite of passage for those who live in Colorado. These […]

Palace of Fine Arts

The Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco

The Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco Imagine a structure inspired by Roman and Greek architecture, standing proud in the middle of San Francisco. I was staying with a close friend […]

Teach in Thailand

From Teaching English Abroad to Teaching English at Colorado State

Last year at this time, I was celebrating my 27th birthday with these adorable Thai kids who brought me a cake and told me I was old: Those of you […]

Steamboat Springs Colorado

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

I handed my pass to the ticket checker and promptly heard, “Mt. Bachelor?” Oh, I must have grabbed my old pass. I dug out the new one (for mountains actually […]

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New Year, New Destinations: A World Travelers Bucket List

Every year seems to go by faster, and I think they each get a little better as they go. Many of us make new resolutions each year. Some of us […]

Kansas City

Kansas City BBQ…in Missouri

In the past few days, I finished my first semester of graduate school (WAHOO!) and I’ve crossed two new state borders: Kansas and Missouri. The country songs that talk about […]

Painted Hills Oregon

8 Best Places to Visit in Oregon

Most people skip over Oregon on trips to the Pacific Northwest. I’ve met countless individuals with tales of visiting Northern California and Washington on separate trips, but few who ventured […]

Hot Spring in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park in Pictures

We had to cut our time short in Yellowstone National Park because we spent too long exploring the Grand Tetons (post coming soon), but even with a few hours, we […]

Elk in Yellowstone National Park

Road Trip America: Oregon to Colorado

I’ve seen quite a lot of Western America in the last two weeks. In fact, I’ve traveled over 1,500 miles by car and by raft, in what started as a […]

Chinese Halloween teaching ESL in China

5 Things I Miss Most About Teaching English Abroad

After a year of teaching English abroad in both Thailand and China, I find myself thinking of certain people, specific moments or special students at random times throughout the day. […]

I’m Having My Cake & Eating it Too

I’m back! But I have to be honest with you – I’m not really here. No, I left my mind and my heart wandering around Southeast Asia. I was ready […]

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