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:
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:
- U.S.A. (Well yes… all my life with a few semester gaps)
- Canada (1997, 2010, 2015)
- France (2002, 2006, 2011, 2014, 2016-2017)
- Germany (2002, 2006, 2011, 2014, 2016)
- Spain (2002, 2006, 2014, 2016)
- U.K. (2002, 2006, 2017)
- Switzerland (2002, 2014)
- Italy (2002, 2006, 2014)
- Belgium (2006, 2016, 2017)
- Luxembourg (2006)
- Monaco (2006)
- Vatican City (2006, 2014)
- Mexico (2010, 2022)
- Czech Republic (2011, 2014, 2016)
- Austria (2014, 2016)
- Andorra (2014)
- Portugal (2014, 2016)
- Slovakia (2016)
- Hungary (2016, 2020)
- Netherlands (2016)
- Gibraltar (2016)
- Morocco (2016)
- Denmark (2017)
- Sweden (2017)
- Norway (2017)
- Ireland (2017)
- Isle of Man (2017)
- Bulgaria (2017)
- Greece (2017)
- Costa Rica (2018)
- Colombia (2019)
- Croatia (2020)
- Slovenia (2020)
A few more maps for your viewing pleasure: