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

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


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Today’s edition of Brazil by Bike is brought to you by an impromptu moment. It’s a holiday here today (Corpus Cristi), so my husband and I decided to take a ride to Sacramento. This little town … Continue reading

Brazil and Boobs

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Health care is a big debate in the United States these days. There’s no denying that care in America is among the best in the world. But it’s not without its flaws. I could go on … Continue reading

Brazil by Bike: Anniversary Edition

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn For our one-year wedding anniversary, my husband and I decided on a three-way. Not THAT kind (get your mind out of the gutter!) I am referring to our motorcycle, Betty. We had spent so much time … Continue reading

The REAL World Cup: Uberaba Style

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Brazil has seen a lot of discontent over the World Cup in the last year, mostly in the form of protesters insisting the money being spent on the games could have been put to better use, such as … Continue reading

The Joys and Frustrations of Learning a Language

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Check out the post I wrote for the Teaching House Blog: The Joys and Frustrations of Learning a Language   … Continue reading