Same Same But Different: Lessons from a Lao Boxing Ring

I’ve learned a lot of lessons from global travel – big and small, significant and superficial. I’m sure you have, too. As a contributor to ESG, I want to focus on the lessons I’m still learning, the big questions that I’m still exploring and probably...

The Beginning of It All: Le Départ & Le Retour - Part 1

Hi there/Bonjour ;) and welcome to my first post! I am thrilled to be part of this wonderful adventure that is this blog (thanks to Meghan!), but I have to say it was hard to decide what to write for my first post – so, I decided I would tell you how...

North of the Border and Straight On 'Til Europe

When I was 10 years old, my parents took me on a trip to Quebec City. I had been to Canada before to spend time with family, but this was my first time visiting one of the oldest settlements in North America. Wandering through the old city, I fell in...

The Extraordinary: A Cautionary Tale of Living Your Dream

This is my first of many posts to come. It’s a little lengthy, so please bear with me…I wanted to lay the groundwork. I hope you will follow along as I share experiences, memories, and lessons learned in my years abroad and returning home. You can fo...