Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine – Japan – A road trip off the beaten path

Iwami Ginzan is a tiny mining village tucked into the Shimane prefecture on Honshu, Japan’s main island.  The mine and surrounding Omori Town were inducted into the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2007 and are well worth your visit! The best way to get to Iwami Ginzan is driving yourself since it is quite remote. Read More …

#AsiaTravChat is coming every Tuesday!

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be hosting a brand new TwitterChat every Tuesday for the foreseeable future.  #AsiaTravChat is focused on living & Traveling around Asia and I’ll be joined by cohosts Samantha Adrianna of @ExpatAndTheCity and Kate Carter Hickey from @TOSeoulcialite.  Together we are excited to bring you new questions to inspire you to Read More …

A brand new look and winning a Liebster Award!

A few weeks ago I quietly rolled out a new homepage for Live,Travel, Teach.  Maybe you noticed, or maybe you didn’t but you can find it by clicking Home at the top left corner.  I’ve still got a lot of changes planned to make the site more user friendly and am open to all critiques. Read More …

Hour of Code – EDUC 932

Prof Katz assigned us an hour of code last night.  He gave us 3 options and naturally I tried the most advanced. I had to “remix Spacetrek” and embed it below.  When I first opened the game I immediately thought of my childhood Atari favorite, Asteroids and tried to recreate it.  I had a lot of trouble Read More …

The most important ISTE Standard – EDUC 932 Blog Post #1

During our first class Professor Steve Katz introduced the ISTE standards (International Society for Technology in Education.)  These standards are quite relevant for me especially given my most recently developed presentation, The Google Curriculum.  I’ll be presenting it for the first time at my school on July 19th and hopefully again in Zurich this fall! Its hard to pick the MOST Read More …

Am I Staying or Leaving? – On Why Leaving Korea is so Difficult

To stay or not to stay.  That is one of an expat’s toughest questions.  August 25th will be my 3 year Koreaversary and if you ask me today, I’m planning on leaving next year.  The problem is expats like myself say that all the time.  That attitude is exactly how friends of mine made Korea Read More …

Holi Hai – Busan – Bangawoyo

After a great day at Jinhae’s Cherry Blossom Festival our Bangawoyo tour headed to Busan to party it up Indian style at Holi Hai. Holi Hai 16 Day Indian festival welcoming spring South Korea celebrates in Busan Holi Hai is the biggest celebration in the world with over 1.2 billion people participating across the globe. Read More …

3 nights in Puerto Princessa, Palawan – Philippines

After a few day on Cebu Ronda and I departed for Palawan where my brother, Ben, was waiting for us in Puerto Princessa. Truth be told this city is really just a hub and the best thing to do is head north for Sabang, Port Barton or El Nido but if you’ve got a few days Read More …

Motorbiking to Lod Cave – Pai to Mae Hong Son

After spending a day relaxing in the waterfalls and rice fields of Pai Brian and I decided to head off to Mae Hong Son.  About 70 kilometers out Lod Cave drew tourists from all over the country and was a perfect way to break up this exciting journey so we strapped our packs on the bikes Read More …

Mae Hong Son Loop – Part 1: Chiang Mai to Pai

The Mae Hong Son Loop has been on my brain for a year now.  Ever since I rode Vietnam’s Hai Van Pass last summer I’ve been itching to jump on a motorbike for another long ride through South East Asia.  Sure I tooled around for a half day in Krabi last Lunar New Year but that trip just whet Read More …