My Travels

Visiting a School in Fuzhou
I visited an elementary school in Fuzhou, China as part of a 2009 Hanban/College Board sponsored delegation of American Chinese program leaders.

One of my favorite parts of traveling is immersing myself in a new culture and seeing the world from a new perspective. Stepping out of our daily routines and comfort zone is essential for gaining fresh insights into the way our own culture impacts our perceptions and sense of place in the larger global community. I believe today’s children will need to interface with a diverse global community of people during their adult lives, so thoughtful education about different cultures, viewpoints and languages is just as essential as the traditional “3 Rs” of American education.

Places I’ve visited include:

  • Antarctica
  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Czech Republic
  • China (including Tibet and Hong Kong)
  • Costa Rica
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • England
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Nepal
  • Norway
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • St. Martin
  • Sint Maarten
  • Slovakia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Vatican
  • Virgin Islands (U.S. and U.K.)