“Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage.”

Paulo Coelho

Since returning from my year abroad in 2016-17, I have continued to occasionally blog about teaching and traveling on this site. Here is a list of some of my travels and upcoming plans.

August, 2019 – Oaxaca, Mexico
July, 2019
Aesthetic Education Immersion Lab, Lincoln Center, New York City
June, 2019
Dimensions of the Middle East Institute, Duke University, North Carolina
April, 2019
One week in Mexico’s “magic towns” during Semana Santa (Cholula, Puebla, Taxco)
July – August, 2018
Fund for Teachers, Cuba
June – July, 2018
Transatlantic Outreach Program, Germany
April, 2018
Mexico City, first time in Mexico!
November, 2017
National Council for Social Studies, San Francisco
January – June, 2017
Teaching, volunteering, traveling in Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, Thailand, Laos, and Mae Ra Moe Refugee Camp
September, 2016 – January, 2017
Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching, Hanoi, Vietnam
June – August, 2017
Teaching, volunteering, and traveling in Honduras and Guatemala

Prior travels before starting this blog include:

2015 – India and Nepal (GEEO tour and volunteering on my own)

2014 – Morocco, Fulbright-Hays program

2008 – Kyrgyzstan, Teachers for Global Classrooms (then known as TEA, Teaching, Excellence and Achievement)

Here’s a map of places I’ve been. Check back for updates!


  1. Hi Tim,
    I am very excited for you to take the year off to travel! You are an inspiration to me and I look forward to hearing about your experiences and where you will be going. I would imagine you will learn a lot about yourself and meet some amazing people along the way!
    Thank you for your willingness and time to share your journey and enrich other’s lives!
    Take care,

    1. Julie, you should know that Portland is on my list of places to get to over the next year, but I don’t know if I’ll make it. Maybe on the way back from Vietnam? Anyway, great to hear from you and you’re right about the learning. Feel free to visit wherever I am!

  2. Hi Hi My Dearest Tim!
    Oh, I thought of you so many times, and really happy to hear your news! A great soul to go out to meet other spirit and soul – people around the globe.
    Thanks for letting me know – and for you sharing your joy of going out on this new adventure. I hope you left a good schoolyear behind you and will share and enrich others too with your experiences – all around the world! If your way comes around here, crossing this little country, be my guest at any time, now, here in Budapest, HU.
    Hugs and good luck.

    1. Thanks for your comment, Lisa. I don’t know how far west I’ll go from SE Asia, but I do have a few places I could stay in Europe, so who knows. Glad to hear from you!

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