TRAVEL SCAM ALERT: BULLET-PLANTING IN THE PHILIPPINES
November 8.2015 — I read about this scam yesterday and I can not believe that this is happening. If you are currently, or plan on travelling, in or out of the Philippines, take note... more
CULTURE QUIRK: DON'T POINT YOUR FEET IN THAILAND!
November 4.2015 — In Thailand, the head is considered to be the most sacred part of the body (NEVER touch a Thai person on their head), and the feet are considered to be the dirtiest. Why does this matter to you?... more
CHINA'S ONE CHILD POLICY BECOMES A TWO CHILD POLICY
November 2.2015 — China has finally released it's citizens from the strict population control known as the "one child policy", declaring that it now... more
THE ANTHROTORIAN IN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER MAGAZINE!
October 31.2015 — I am so excited to share that I have had an article published in the November 2015 issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine!... more
EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
October 22.2015 — Being an English Teacher in South Korea was one of the most challenging, educational, and incredible experiences that... more
WILL BIG BEN FALL SILENT?
October 22.2015 — An iconic piece of London's history for more than 150 years (and a major tourist attraction), the Elizabeth Tower, known to many as Big Ben ('Big Ben' is actually... more
WHAT IS THE "MEMORY OF THE WORLD"?
October 21.2015 — The Memory of The World sounds like something out of a movie (when I first heard the term, I pictured never-ending rows of mahogany bookshelves stretching for miles under elaborately... more
WHO ARE THE YAZIDI PEOPLE?
October 20.2015 — The Yazidi People have been in the news lately as one of the people that are being targeted by ISIS. But why? Who are these people?... more