Bonjour! Hello! My name is Emily and I am a traveler who wants to share her stories and advice with the world.


In 2016 I was selected to participate in TAPIF (Teaching Assistant Program in France) to help French students become better at English. As a result, I decided to begin this blog.

Though I am still young, I have already spent a fair amount of time traveling. When I was nine, my father was offered a teaching exchange in France, and I spent my first semester living in another country. My family returned again when I was fourteen, this time to wander around the country, living in a different town every week.

In college, I also took a semester to go back to France again, this time to study the language at a University in Dijon through the CIEF. You can read about my adventures on my other blog.

So my experience of traveling has been mostly Euro-Centric (and very concentrated on France), but it nonetheless has given me a great passion for seeing the world and I would love to use this blog to share advice and stories with my readers.

A little about me. I’m a graduated English major, French minor, who spent a year working in a day care, subbing in the school district, tutoring, and grading while trying to figure out what to do with my life. I then taught in France for a year before returning to the US where I eventually ended up working as an elementary school librarian. I play piano and love to write in my free time. So there’s a little about me!

For any who are wondering where I’ve been before:

Create Your Own Visited Countries Map

I realized that map may be a bit too condensed to here’s a list of all the countries/territories I’ve traveled to and when I did so:

  1. U.S.A. (Well yes… all my life with a few semester gaps)
  2. Canada (1997, 2010, 2015)
  3. France (2002, 2006, 2011, 2014, 2016-2017)
  4. Germany (2002, 2006, 2011, 2014, 2016)
  5. Spain (2002, 2006, 2014, 2016)
  6. U.K. (2002, 2006, 2017)
  7. Switzerland (2002, 2014)
  8. Italy (2002, 2006, 2014)
  9. Belgium (2006, 2016, 2017)
  10. Luxembourg (2006)
  11. Monaco (2006)
  12. Vatican City (2006, 2014)
  13. Mexico (2010, 2022)
  14. Czech Republic (2011, 2014, 2016)
  15. Austria (2014, 2016)
  16. Andorra (2014)
  17. Portugal (2014, 2016)
  18. Slovakia (2016)
  19. Hungary (2016, 2020)
  20. Netherlands (2016)
  21. Gibraltar (2016)
  22. Morocco (2016)
  23. Denmark (2017)
  24. Sweden (2017)
  25. Norway (2017)
  26. Ireland (2017)
  27. Isle of Man (2017)
  28. Bulgaria (2017)
  29. Greece (2017)
  30. Costa Rica (2018)
  31. Colombia (2019)
  32. Croatia (2020)
  33. Slovenia (2020)

A few more maps for your viewing pleasure:

Create Your Own Visited European Countries Map

Create Your Own Visited States Map