The Sunshine Blogger Award #3

Hey, folks! A couple of weeks ago, Hugo from Passport Overused nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. It has been over two years since I was nominated for the last one, and I'm flattered to be nominated once more. Thank you very much, Hugo! *PS* The questions I was asked pertain to goals and … Continue reading The Sunshine Blogger Award #3

My Favorite Christmas Markets in Europe

The annual Christmas markets have already been going on for a couple of weeks, and there remains not quite another two weeks before they end. In any case, such events are truly magical during the winter season, with plenty of gingerbread, gifts, and gl├╝hwein to boot. Should one be in Europe around the holiday season, … Continue reading My Favorite Christmas Markets in Europe

My Bucket List for Europe — Part 4

Around this time every year, I dedicate a post to my current bucket list of places that I want to visit in Europe within the next 12 months. I'd made a list last year, and I'd managed to get to seven of the 11 destinations listed on there. This year's will be a bit of … Continue reading My Bucket List for Europe — Part 4

10 Things I’d Like to Tell my Students (as a former teacher)

Up until this past May, I had been a teacher for four years. Specifically, I was an ESL teacher who had taught English abroad in France. I taught various grade levels, from middle school to university level, from preteens to full-grown adults. I consider it my "first real job" out of college, and while it … Continue reading 10 Things I’d Like to Tell my Students (as a former teacher)

My Top-Five Favorite Countries in Europe

Europe may be small in size, but it's no doubt that it's the most-visited continent in the world. With a total of 44 countries recognized by the U.N., Europe is home to diverse cultures, languages, and people, and it's no wonder that visitors from all over the world make the trip over at least once … Continue reading My Top-Five Favorite Countries in Europe