Teaching and travel podcast

These days of online classes are blending into each other – I’m currently in a graduate school program through the University of California at Santa Barbara for becoming an elementary school teacher in California. All the classes are online through zoom. To escape my daily routine, I find that reliving my adventures helps me to…

Teaching English in Southern Spain

From Japan to Spain I remember huddling for warmth under a mountain of blankets in my frigid apartment during the winter of Japan, wondering how I was going to escape the cold. It was my second year in Fukui, Japan teaching English at a junior high school with the JET Program, which is a government-run…

About Me

Traveling artist, musician, athlete, and teacher. I’ve been teaching English abroad for the past 5 years in Spain and Japan. I perform with flute, guitar, piano, ukulele, and my voice. I play ultimate frisbee, practice yoga, and am learning salsa and bachata. I’ve been living my dream life for the past 8 years of traveling…

A traveling vegan

When I meet someone new, I introduce myself as Amber. I’m a traveling English teacher. I lived in Japan for 2 years, and am about to start my 3rd year in Spain. I love traveling, obscure sports, (ultimate frisbee and climbing via ferratas are my favorite!) art, and music. But another important aspect of my…

Ukulele in the classroom

Using Music to teach English Since day one at the elementary school in Malaga, Spain where I’m currently teaching english, my ukulele has been like my third arm. If I don’t have it, my students ask me where it is. In the hallways, I’m stopped by kids who ask to play it. I make them…