Escape the cold and volunteer abroad somewhere warm!

With much of the U.S. still firmly within winter’s grasp, it seems like spring is a LONG ways off. If you’re sick and tired of the cold and looking for an opportunity to do something meaningful with your free time, why not escape to a warmer locale during your spring break on a volunteer abroad program with […]

Why I Chose Thailand

I’ve been asked that question a lot. And until recently, I hadn’t quite developed my thoughts enough to put it into words, but I think after 3 months I have gained insight into it. Plain and simply put I wanted to experience what it felt like to truly be alive. I often felt like I […]

Touched by Words

The clock read 4:00pm and I had just finished a health lesson on the importance of movement and being active. I brought my student’s outside to practice hopping like a frog, waddling like a duck, bouncing like a kangaroo, twirling in a circle, dancing, running in place, skipping, swimming like a fish, and flying like […]

A Weekend Spent Camping in Khao Yai National Park

I awoke early Saturday morning with overwhelming anticipation about my day in Khao Yai National Park. The thought of escaping to the mountains to hike, and camp was exactly what I needed.First thing in the morning I started making peanut butter and jelly’s for Sidney and me. I knew we would need food, since we were […]

A New Perspective

Some how in the midst of my own frustration, a light was shed on my current situation. And my perspective was totally shifted. I left school yesterday in a whirlwind of emotions. Earlier in the day I had lost complete control of my class, resulting in total and utter chaos. I felt weak and helpless, […]

Father’s Day, Chiang Mai, and Exotic Fruits!

By Sarah, Teach In Thailand  First of all, thanks for reading! I’ve loved getting your feedback and thoughts on the things I write. ­   FATHER’S DAY IN THAILAND:   Father’s Day in Thailand is celebrated on the King’s birthday. Yes, that means that Father’s Day changes when a new king comes to power. That […]

Loi Krathong and Thai Phonetics

By Sarah, Teach In Thailand LOI KRATHONG! As some of you have seen, I got to dress up in awesome traditional Thai garb yesterday in celebration of Loi Krathong. Loi Krathong is a Buddhist holiday celebrating the original Buddha and the first day of the last month of the year. It’s believed to have started […]

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