About Me

I started this blog in 2008 to document some big changes in my life: I left my friends and job in DC, traveled around the world, and spent a summer falling back in love with my hometown of St. Louis.  I then moved to Pittsburgh, the city of champions and lots of other well-kept secrets, where I attended graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh, finally finding my niche studying Comparative International Education. I spent my grad school summer researching and volunteering in Indonesia and China, digging myself deeper into love/obsession with Asia.

I graduated with my MA in April 2011 after writing my Master’s thesis on foreigners volunteering in Chinese schools. After another brief stay in St. Louis, I accepted a job with a study abroad organization in Boston in November 2011. After many years of dreams and uncertainty, I’m finally feeling settled. While I’ll always write about where I go and what I do, this blog is also a collection of the things I love most: travel, cool people, and international education.

My current favorite things are lobster rolls, listening to the radio while washing dishes, and baby ducks.

Trying local teas and coffees in Bali, Indonesia

4 responses to “About Me

  1. Hi Sara and Jon- what a great thing you are doing- seeing the world. We hope you are enjoying yourselves and having the time of your lives! Looking forward to seeing you at Matthew’s wedding in May. Anne Marie and John

  2. Hey guys- Cousin Brady here. I have been following very closely and seriously get the chills at some of this stuff as Beth and I were in your exact shoes (not literally, but quality footwear is most important, eh?) 5 1/2 years ago. It is amazing experience that you won’t forget. It certainly sounds like you guys are taking it all in. If you have a chance, shoot me your email to my work email (bbarbier@irr.com) as I would love to write more. Take care of each other and don’t leave with any regrets. You guys are smart; you’ll be able to repay your debts!!
    Much love, brady

  3. Hi Sara!!!!

    I just found your blog over your skype profile 😉 it’s so cool to see all your photos! how are you Sara? Having a good christmas time?
    Unfortunately I never meet you at skype.. 😉 Would be so cool to hear from you!!
    Greetings and I wish you a Happy New Year!

    Murray

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