Our Love-Hate Relationship with India

The common saying goes like this, “People either love India, or they hate it.”  More precisely, Lonely Planet’s most recent guide to India states, “Love it or loathe it – and most travelers tend to seesaw between the two, to embrace India’s unpredictability is to embrace her soul.” We’ve definitely experienced this oscillation between hope…

Oman: A Hidden Gem of Independent Travel

The thing about long-term traveling is that, while you get to experience a plethora of new sights, cultures, and cuisine, the longer you’re away, the more you long for home. Such was the case with us as we left southern India just a couple weeks ago. We’d been on the road for six months and…

Teaching Spoken English in India

The clanking of desks on the hard tile floor is what sticks with me the most. It was August of 2011, and I was about to give my first lesson as a teacher at the College of Micronesia in Pohnpei, a small, green place in a big, blue ocean, thousands of miles from anything…and I…