Franny

About Franny

I´m a New Yorker who left the Big Apple to take a bite out of a more balanced life,

Expat Insider: Life in Brazil Vs. USA

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn While moving to another country is thrilling, it still comes with certain… expectation adjustments. Here were some of mine when I moved to Brazil. … Continue reading

Paraty’s Historic Town & its Stunning Beaches

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Following our two and half days in Ouro Preto, we made the 545KM (339 miles) trip to Paraty, breaking up the drive with an overnight in Tres Rios. We chose to stay in the neighboring beach … Continue reading

City of Black Gold

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn I feel sad that the majority of tourists in Brazil will never know the magical beauty that is Ouro Preto. Most travelers, especially those with woefully short vacations, will pop into Brazil for one week, see … Continue reading

BRAZIL BY BIKE: Our First Long-Haul Adventure

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn If you know me at all, you know I adore road trips. There is something extremely liberating about hitting the open highway, and seeing all the oddities along the way. This is even more acute from … Continue reading

Waterfall Wonderment

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn If you’re a New Yorker, you know that you can live 100 years in the city and still see something new each day of your life there. Surprisingly, I had a similar experience in Uberaba, Brazil. … Continue reading

Salvador and Bahia’s Beaches

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Bahia has long been on my short list of places I’ve wanted to visit while in Brazil. I finally made it to Salvador and the beaches of Morro de Sao Paulo during the school’s recent winter … Continue reading

Things I Never Would Have Learning Living in New York City

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn When you are born and raised in the U.S., you take certain things for granted. It’s not until you spend significant time abroad that you are forced to learn to create things on your own. Here … Continue reading

The Voice, Jeopardy and More: ESL Style

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Are you an ESL teacher looking for some cool online tools to help keep your students focused on the fun of learning English? Check out my latest post on Teaching House Nomads Blog, where I share … Continue reading