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11 Qualities of a Good Au Pair

While it’s very exciting to think about living abroad for a year and immersing yourself in another language and culture, being an au pair takes special talents and skills. What are the important qualities of a good au pair? image source 1. Punctual You might need to […]

WETM-IAC, New Horizons III Report & Au Pair of the Year

Work Experience Travel Market & IAPA Annual Conference 2013 Recap The Work Experience Travel Market & IAPA Annual Conference bring together the world’s top work & volunteer abroad, au pair and gap-year industry professionals to meet, share and collaborate. This industry conference hosted by WYSE Travel Confederation (The […]

Top 10 Things To Do in Rouen

1. Learn to make macarons at Faites-le-vous-même. 2. Climb the Gros Horloge for an amazing view of the city & river. 3. Drink beer on a terrace at Vieux Marché and watch the people. 4. Take French lessons at French in Normandy. 5. Browse the Cathedrale Notre […]

See, Taste, Do!

Instagram Highlights from the Emilia Romagna Region of Italy I’ve enjoyed two captivating weeks in the fascinating, beautiful and varied region of Emilia Romagna courtesy of Tourism Emilia Romanga.  Each week, one spent in Bologna and the other in Rimini, offered endless sightseeing, learning opportunities and delicious […]

Saint Nicholas and the Party at the Sea (San Nicola e Festa a Mare)

For an outsider looking in, it may seem like a regular street festival; could be a parade, a rodeo or national day of celebration like we often see in the western world. However, look a little closer and you will see, in Bari, Italy from May 7 […]

Oggi, io sono in Umbria! (or Today, I’m in Umbria!)

I’ve been in Bari, Puglia for 6 weeks or so, working on some projects and learning some Italian.  So far my language ability is limited to a few useful phrases such as “mi dispiace, non parlo italiano” (sorry I don’t speak Italian), “un cono con due gusti, […]

#TBUMBR, How Not to Speak Italian and Fantasy Music Videos

Here are a few things I found on the web recently that I think are share-worthy, fun and interesting.  Hope you enjoy too!  Happy Weekend! Italy Lately I’ve been following all things related to Umbria on the Blog and Travel Bloggers Unite (#TBUMBR on twitter). If you’ve […]

Seeing Self-Expression in Tokyo

I love Tokyo for it’s people-watching, societal rules, busyness, conformity and attempts at self-expression. One of the best places to observe this self-expression in teenagers is in Harajuku, a common area outside Harajuku station, at the opening of Yoyogi Park and adjacent to Takeshita-dori, a Japanese teenager’s […]

Shanghai Morning

Ni hao! I woke up early on my last day in Shanghai and shot a roll of film with my very trusty Brownie Hawkeye Flash using Kodak Portra 800 film. The lens is still flipped and I’m still loving it! See below what Shanghai seniors are up […]

Travel Brain: Where in the world?

I’ve been to 29 cities in 14 countries Asia Hong Kong (SAR): Hong Kong Island Japan: Tokyo South Korea: Pusan South Korea: Seoul Taiwan: Kao-hsiung Taiwan: T’ai-chung Taiwan: T’ai-pei Turkey: Istanbul Europe Belgium: Brussels France: Paris Germany: Berlin Netherlands: Amsterdam United Kingdom: London North America Canada: Calgary […]

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